4,774 Possible Causes for Loss of Appetite

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Loss of appetite was reported for 63.5% (95% CI 58.4–68.4), abdominal pain or cramps for 61.1% (95% CI 57.0–65.1), nausea for 60.4% (95% CI 56.6–64.1) and vomiting for 57.5%[link.springer.com] While it’s unclear how H. pylori spreads, it can result in stomach inflammation, loss of appetite, nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain.[healthline.com] In addition to the classic symptoms above, food poisoning and gastroenteritis can also bring about: Loss of appetite Fever or high temperature and chills The type of gastrointestinal[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Decongestants are chemically related to adrenalin and can cause side-effects that include increased pulse, jitteriness, insomnia, and loss of appetite. • Pseudoephedrine ([studenthealth.ucsf.edu] Patients with glomerulonephritis may have loss of appetite, lethargy, dull back pain, and dark urine.[emedicine.medscape.com] Increased intake of oral fluids is also generally advised to keep up with the fluid loss from runny nose, fevers, and poor appetite associated with upper respiratory infections[medicinenet.com]

  • Influenza

    There may also be any of the following: fatigue, loss of appetite and sometimes diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, otitis media and (rarely) cerebral irritability seizures. [ 4[patient.info] Symptoms, which usually begin about 2 days after exposure to the virus, can include: fever chills headache muscle aches dizziness loss of appetite tiredness cough sore throat[kidshealth.org] WILLIAM MAXWELL: I was a skinny little boy with an enormous appetite.[pbs.org]

  • Pneumonia

    Early symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, which include: Fever Dry cough Headache Sore throat Loss of appetite Muscle pain Additional symptoms about a day later: High fever[my.clevelandclinic.org] […] of appetite, low energy, and fatigue Confusion, especially in older people Symptoms also can vary, depending on whether your pneumonia is bacterial or viral.[lung.org] Fever, sweating and shivering, loss of appetite and a rapid heartbeat are all also symptoms.[thesun.co.uk]

  • Infectious Mononucleosis

    The onset of illness can be abrupt, but often will appear gradually over several days, with chills, sweats and loss of appetite.[hnhu.org] The most common symptoms include excessive fatigue, headache, loss of appetite, sore throat, swelling of the tonsils, enlarged lymph nodes (swollen glands) in the neck, underarms[infoplease.com] Symptoms of hepatitis include: jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and eyes intolerance to alcohol loss of appetite nausea The symptoms of jaundice and hepatitis should disappear[medicalnewstoday.com]

  • Malignant Neoplasm
  • Appendicitis

    Early Symptoms Constipation, diarrhea, or gas Dull, achy pain beginning around the belly button (navel), turning to sharp pain in the lower right portion of the abdomen Loss[sepsis.org] Other symptoms of appendicitis include: loss of appetite nausea or vomiting constipation or diarrhea low-grade fever abdominal swelling/bloating Although loss of appetite[livescience.com] During this time, a person may have varying degrees of loss of appetite, vomiting, and abdominal pain .[emedicinehealth.com]

  • Anorectic

    This effect is often desired to achieve natural weight loss.[myspiceblends.com] Benzedrine works for weight loss because it's an anorectic -- in other words, an appetite suppressant![smartbodyz.com] Definition Appetite-suppressant medications are drugs that promote weight loss by decreasing appetite or increasing the sensation of fullness.[encyclopedia.com]

  • Meningitis

    These complications are typically associated with meningitis: seizures hearing loss brain damage hydrocephalus a subdural effusion, or a buildup of fluid between the brain[healthline.com] […] a fever stiff neck seizures sensitivity to bright light sleepiness lethargy nausea decreased appetite Bacterial Meningitis Symptoms Bacterial meningitis symptoms develop[healthline.com] Viral Meningitis Symptoms Viral meningitis in infants may cause: decreased appetite irritability sleepiness lethargy a fever In adults, viral meningitis may cause: headaches[healthline.com]

  • Anorexia Nervosa

    The term anorexia literally means "loss of appetite."[my.clevelandclinic.org] Some antidepressants may also help with sleep and stimulate appetite.[webmd.com] Extreme weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa can lead to dangerous health problems and even death.[my.clevelandclinic.org]

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