I certainly agree about your concern for your mother's lack of
appetite , that seems of more recent onset. You also tell us she
has been diagnosed with chronic gastritis
, probably after a scope
examination and biopsy
. If she has not been tested for H.Pylori
presence, she should have either a breath test
or a stool antigen
test and if positive your doctor can order effective treatment to eradicate
the infection. Some times sudden loss of appetite could be a sign of
due to some recent unhappy event.
I would ask the doctor to check her vitamin B-12 levels since chronic
gastritis can deplete this vitamin. If that is found either drops of B-12 vit.
can be administerd below the tongue (Sublingual form) or injection form
once a month. This should improve her appetite.