Loss of appetite
Loss of appetite is when you don’t have feelings of hunger or have reduced desire to eat. The medically referred term for loss of appetite is anorexia.
This condition is common in people who are suffering from stress, depression, or any anxiety. Digestive disorders like constipation and diarrhoea can also contribute to loss of appetite.
At times bacterial and viral infections like pneumonia, skin infection, gastroenteritis also play a role in appetite reduction. Few other medical conditions such as chronic liver disease, heart disease, HIV, Cancer in stomach, colon, pancreas. In the early phase of pregnancy, women feel loss of appetite.
Too much consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and other drugs also adds to the causes. If the loss of appetite is left untreated it leads to loss of taste, depression and it can be accompanied by severe symptoms like extreme fatigue, a rapid heart rate, irritability and malaise. If the loss of appetite persists then people suffering from it develop malnutrition or vitamin and electron deficiency.