Health Tip: Causes of Appetite Loss

Any illness can reduce or eliminate your appetite. But if the illness is treatable, appetite should return after treatment, says MedlinePlus.

MedlinePlus mentions potential causes of appetite loss:

  • Emotions such as sadness, depression or grief.
  • Serious illnesses such as cancer or HIV.
  • Use of certain medications or street drugs.
  • Hypothyroidism.
  • Pregnancy.
  • Aging.

Contact a doctor if you are losing a lot of weight without trying, or if decreased appetite occurs along with other symptoms.

Source: HealthDay

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