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Weight reduction, increased fatigue, excessive hunger, feeling of churning in stomach post staying away from home. Any ideas?<br>

Hi, I am 23 year old male. I moved from my parents back in January 2012. Since then I have notice my weight decreasing from 13 stone to now 11 stone 10lbs. My eating habits have changed slightly but I have noticed that I feel more fatigued than usual, my job is very stressful also. Just recently I have become incredibly hungry, no matter how much I eat or when I eat it is never enough as my stomach feels empty and I can feel the stomach acid churning. If you have any ideas what this could be I would really appreciate any ideas. Kind Regards, James Chapman
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Hi Mr James Chapman,
Thanks for posting your query.
The symptoms your are suffering from may be related to thyroid disorders and diabetes.
Thyroid disorders especially hyperthyroidism may cause such problems.
Therefore you should go for following investigations -
1. free thyroxin (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) assay
2. fasting and post-prandial blood sugar (FBS and PPBS)
Primarily these two common disorders have to be excluded for your symptoms.
If any one of them has a positive result you should consult an endocrinologist then.
Thank you
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shanthi.E's  Response
Hi James,

It probably seems like an adjustment disorder. You have moved away from your parents early this year. That is a bit stressing in fact. Added to the fact, your eating habits changed and you lost weight. The cause of these is obvious. It is the Stress factor.

Please relax yourself. Indulge in your favorite hobby. You are quite young to suffer this. Make a healthy daily schedule for eating, exercising and relaxing and stick to it.

I am sure you will be fine soon. You do not need any medications for this. Eat more of vegetable salads and fruits.

Take care James.
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