How can I increase my appetite?

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

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How can I increase my appetite?

Diet and exercise. Eating protein more frequently boosts metabolism, as does exercise. Eating smaller meals every 3-4 hours as opposed to 3 standard meals a day also helps. Read more...
Possibility . You can try physical activity like gym or swimming. Acid juice or red /white dry wines helpful for increasing appetite. Stop smoking completely if you smoke. Enjoy your life. It's important at your age. Be well. . Read more...

How can I increase my appetite when dealing with chemotherapy and nausea?

Stay hydrated, Light exercise, chew gum, avoid people that are sick, wash hands frequently, don't touch face, rx can help too. Read more...
Megace (megestrol) The appetite becomes poor during chemotherapy. Sometimes megacethe can help. Ask your oncologist. Read more...

How can I increase my appetite. Haven't had appetite in a long time due to ibs. What can I do?

Please see below. Sometime stress in ibs causes high gastric acid and appetite will be low. If you think this is the case, you might want to try Prilosec otc early morning for a month. If you don't feel any better, you want to see a physician. Read more...

I have lost a considerable amount of weight. How can I increase my appetite so I can eat more and gain weight?

Need evaluation. Unintentional weight loss can be a symptom of many conditions; the first step is to determine why your appetite has decreased so much. I'd encourage you to see you primary physician promptly. Read more...

How can I increase my appetite. I tried exercising but it didn't work. Can I do something to make myself eat a little faster? I'm a slow eater.

Get evaluated please. It's normal to be concerned about your health, & to worry why low appetite. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e. heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease & even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're not getting relief from conservative measures so please see UR doctor. Read more...
See below. Stock on your favorite foods.Eat snacks instead of full meals.Choose high energy foods like cheese,nut butters,baked goods.Liquid meals(can't recommend brand names on HT).I assume you trying to gain weight? Slow eating is good.Remember there are no teeth in you stomach! Chew your food well.If none of this helps see dr to rule out hypothyroidism or other ilness after testing &physical.Good luck. Read more...

How can I increase my appetite while taking ADD stimulant medication like Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine)? I don't eat!!

Evaluate your dosing. Decreased appetite is a well known side effect to medications such as dexedrine (dextroamphetamine). Medication dosing for stimulants such as these may need to be adjusted. Rather than looking for something to remedy this side effect, consult with your doctor. You may require a lower dose, or a different medication that may work for the ADD yet not severely suppress your appetite. Read more...

How can I increase my child's appetite so he won't be skinny?

May be normal. Depends what you mean by skinny. Some kids are just naturally slender. After about 12 to 15 months of age kids only gain 3 to 5 pounds per year. As long as your child has a normal rate of growth and good nutrition it may be nothing to worry about. Also remember that giving sugary drinks and juices in between meals make your childs appetite decrease and they will not eat as well. Read more...