Poor appetite Overview
Poor appetite refers to the reduced desire to eat, even when the body needs food. The opposite is increased appetite. Poor appetite can occur due to a variety of causes: emotional upset, gastrointestinal disorders (vomiting disorders), metabolic or endocrine disorders, and mental health disorders. Poor appetite can cause weight loss in the short-term and malnutrition in the long-term.
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- Gastrointestinal Disorders: Gastrointestinal Disorders are any disorder of the stomach, intestines, or other parts of the digestive system. Common examples include gastroenteritis
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- Endocrine Disorders: Endocrine disorders are those related to an endocrine gland, usually a hormone or similar substance produced by the body. They
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- Mental Health Disorders: Mental health disorders is a general category that includes people’s mental health and related behaviour. Major categories include Psychiatric Disorders
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- Alcoholism: Alcoholism is the abuse of alcohol due to a chronic addiction to alcohol. Drinking a few drinks to cope with
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- Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Diabetic ketoacidosis (also called DKA) is an extremely dangerous complication of undiagnosed or poorly-controlled diabetes. Diabetes causes a build
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