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Diseases Name : Lack of Appetite

Description

Also known as loss of appetite, or decreased appetite despite basic caloric needs.

Persons most commonly affected: All age groups and both sexes.
Organ or part of body involved: Stomach and Liver.
Causes and risk factors: Emotional upset, nervousness, loneliness, boredom, tension, anxiety, bereavement, and depression; Anorexia nervosa; Acute and chronic infections; HIV; Pregnancy (first trimester); Cancer; Hypothyroidism; and Medications and street drugs.
Prevention: Protein and calorie intake can be increased by intake of high-calorie, nutritious snacks or several small meals during the day. Liquid protein drinks may be helpful. Family members should try to supply favorite foods to help stimulate the person's appetite.

Herbal Supplements available