Anorexia

Anorexia is a common symptom present in various medical conditions ranging from less severe fever or common cold to deadly cancer. Hence the cause for anorexia must be identified and corrected. Failure of the same leads to nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, weight loss, anemia, energy loss, etc. Decreased appetite is known as anorexia. It can also be due to stress and other psychological disorders like depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, anorexia nervosa, etc. Central nervous system stimulants like Amphetamine, Nicotine, Cocaine, etc., and narcotics like Morphine, Heroin, etc., also cause anorexia.

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I have poor digestion, bad appetite, and feel nauseous. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male, and I am 155 cm tall and weigh 36 kg. I feel that my digestion is very slow from the past 13 years. I am often constipated, and my appetite is bad. I feel nauseous, burp a lot, and find it hard to digest sweet. I tried taking Rabeprazole and enzymes for this pr...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The probable causes of anorexia, heartburn, and dyspepsia are as follows: Eating spicy and fried junk foods.  Excessive smoking and drinking habits. Anxiety. Taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or Aspirin excessively. Consuming cold drinks.  Sometime...  Read Full »

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