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Appetite in a nutshellBack to top
When appetite decreasesBack to top
A decreased appetite is when your desire to eat is reduced. The correct medical term is anorexia, not to be confused with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder. Appetite loss is common, especially in children, and there could be many reasons. Some children are just fussy eaters and grow out of their poor appetite. In some instances loss of appetite is due to emotional stress.
Why appetite decreasesBack to top
- Illnesses/disease. These include, among others: TB (tuberculosis), bacterial infections and worm infestations.
- Medication. Certain medications can reduce appetite, including: anti-asthmatics, anti-TB medicines, anti-cancer medicines and medicines for the treatment of attention deficit disorders.
Appetite loss: the consequencesBack to top
Is there a natural, effective solution?Back to top
- Stimulate appetite
- Increase food intake
- Improve assimilation
- Promote weight gain
- Build immunity
- Enhance cognitive function
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