Sudden Loss Of Appetite?

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hello, I’m a woman aged 21, height 167, weight 82. Yes, I’m classified as overweight because it’s my hobby to eat. but this past week I lost my appetite, I don’t know what triggered it because I didn’t feel anything. I just noticed that people who are usually excited at lunch are just normal, there are also times when I’m eating, I’ve only finished half my portion, I’m lazy to eat and tend to be a little nauseous. If you ask me if I feel weak or not, it’s actually more of a lazy feeling. When I’m in fitness, my stamina is fine. what’s the cause?

1 Answer:

Hi Mikoku,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Decreased appetite in obese people is actually good to help control eating patterns so that obesity does not get worse. However, a sudden decrease in appetite can indeed be worrying. There are many factors that can trigger this, including:

Extreme dieting --- often makes a person experience excessive fear when he sees food for fear of gaining weight
Experiencing psychological problems, for example related to household conflicts, work disturbances, loss of loved ones or objects
Dyspepsia (increased stomach acid) --- often causes a buildup of gas in the stomach, causing a feeling of bloating and satiety, thereby reducing appetite
Have eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia
Hormonal changes, for example due to pregnancy
Consumption of alcohol or illicit drugs (eg morphine or codeine)
Viral or bacterial infections, e.g. Hepatitis, typhoid fever, HIV/AIDS
Gastrointestinal disorders, eg gastroenteritis, obstructive ileus, Crohn's disease, food malabsorption
Disorders of other organ systems, such as impaired liver, kidney, thyroid, heart, lung, and so on

The nausea you experience may indicate that your complaint has something to do with dyspepsia or gastrointestinal disorders. However, it is also possible that your complaint will be exacerbated by various other possibilities as mentioned above. To be sure, you should consult directly with a doctor at the nearest health facility. Maybe, the doctor will recommend that you undergo a series of other supporting tests, such as laboratory, ultrasound, x-ray, and so on if needed.


In the meantime, you should do the following tips:

Live a healthy lifestyle, namely by increasing exercise, sleeping regularly, and staying away from stress
Stay away from cigarettes, alcohol and drugs
Eat small portions to avoid nausea
Limit foods that contain a lot of gas, such as coconut milk, spicy foods, caffeine, soda
Be active, don't stay still

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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