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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