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How can I increase my appetite?

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Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Find the cause

You'd have to find te cause of your lack of appetite in order to fix the problem. Common causes include depression, kidney failure, heart failure, malignancy or chronic infection (hiv).
Although that list sounds very scary, depression is most common by far. See your pcp to help you figure out the cause. Some medications help increase appetite, but fixing cause is most impt.

In brief: Find the cause

You'd have to find te cause of your lack of appetite in order to fix the problem. Common causes include depression, kidney failure, heart failure, malignancy or chronic infection (hiv).
Although that list sounds very scary, depression is most common by far. See your pcp to help you figure out the cause. Some medications help increase appetite, but fixing cause is most impt.
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine

In brief: Try exercise

Exercise may increase your appetite.
If you are looking for a medicine, Cyproheptadine (periactin) is an older antihistamine that increases appetite.

In brief: Try exercise

Exercise may increase your appetite.
If you are looking for a medicine, Cyproheptadine (periactin) is an older antihistamine that increases appetite.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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