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Can IBS cause Anorexia?

Can the symptoms of IBS cause someone to become anorexic (from not eating food, to reduce digestion and stomach pain)?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Apr 2011
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  User's Response
HI WELCOME TO HCM.IBD symptoms are vomiting,diarrohea or constipation,it wont cause anorexia this is a sign of some other problem so you kindly consult your surgeon ok
Answered: Tue, 2 Aug 2011
Gastroenterologist Dr. Vaibhav Banait's  Response
IBS is defined as frequent changes in stool consistancy and/or frequency associated with abdominal discomfort relieved by defecation. Symptoms should be present for at least 2-3 months a year for at least 2 years. The important part of it is absence of any warning signs like bleeding, weight loss etc.
IBS per se should not result in anorexia and weight loss. Associated depression may do so. If you are loosing weight, consult gastroenterologist urgently.

vaibhav banait
Answered: Sat, 25 Jun 2011
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Yes, IBS may lead to anorexia. You may try Homeopathic remedy, Nux Vomica 200, once in a day at night while sleeping. It will help you.


Dr. Ritu Sandhu
Homeopathic consultant and physician
Answered: Mon, 20 Jun 2011
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