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Is Appetite Loss A Symptom Of An Eating Disorder?

Why can t I eat anymore? It feels like one day I woke up and am only capable of eating half of what I used to. For example: at around 1pm I hadn t eaten all day and i felt really hungry. I went to panera and ordered my usual. But I could eat about half of it. I can normally finish it. I felt like I had just had a thanks giving meal. Is this a eating disorder? Am I sick?
Tue, 8 Jan 2019
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Hello,

Loss of appetite can be caused due to various diseases like depression, anxiety, anorexia, malignancy, hypothyroidism to name a few.

Apart from that you need look for any associated weight change since the onset of symptoms, difficulty in swallowing, indigestion, alcohol intake, change in bowel habits.

To evaluate the cause of loss of appetite, a detail medical history is need. Kindly, send us your medical history on health.

Hope I have answered your queries. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Ayesha Shareef, General & Family Physician
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Is Appetite Loss A Symptom Of An Eating Disorder?

Hello, Loss of appetite can be caused due to various diseases like depression, anxiety, anorexia, malignancy, hypothyroidism to name a few. Apart from that you need look for any associated weight change since the onset of symptoms, difficulty in swallowing, indigestion, alcohol intake, change in bowel habits. To evaluate the cause of loss of appetite, a detail medical history is need. Kindly, send us your medical history on health. Hope I have answered your queries. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Ayesha Shareef, General & Family Physician