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Loss of appetite, not feeling hungry, frequent chest pain, quit gutkha. Cause for above symptoms?

Hi i am 25 yrs old male i am from past two days unable to eat properly, seems to loss in hunger. I dont feel hungry as i did before. I was eating gutkha from past few years and now trying to quit. Already quitted. Now i am having frequent chest pain and not feeling hungry, urine has become yellow, no fever , no breathing problem.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
It seems that this might be due to 1,withdrawal side effect of quit Gutkha.
2, as your urine is yellow and there is loss of appetite, possibility of having jaundice should be ruled out.
Go for urine for bile salt and pigment.
Go for liver function tests like, S. bilirubin, direct and indirect.
If this is due to gutkha withdrawal, gradually it will be alright.
If jaundice is there, consult your doctor and go for treatment.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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Psychologist Dr. K. V. Anand's  Response
Dec 2015
Welcome to HCM
We understand your concerns

Loss of appetite and other symptoms can be associated with quitting gutka. Gutka is addictive and when body gets rid of adiction, it is usual to have some resistance. Don't worry.
Have lot of liquid and citrus fruit juices and leafy vegetables. Don't restart gutka. This problems might be there for a week or so. That is all.
Good luck,
Answered: Mon, 12 Aug 2013
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