Why is there no appetite?

Very often, if you do not want to eat for a long time, especially when this question concerns a child, we begin to invent all sorts of illnesses for ourselves, answering the question why there is no appetite. There are good reasons for this concern, since it has long been known that a change in appetite may be one of the symptoms of diseases of the stomach and / or duodenum. The appetite changes in the same way with pathologies such as:

  • Intoxication (poisoning)
  • Infections of various types
  • Mental illness
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Endocrine problems
  • Anemia, beriberi, and other wasting

Why appetite disappears: the main reasons

In medicine, there is such a term as disrexia, which is used to name all types of appetite disorders. Such groups of pathologies related to the deterioration of appetite emit today:

  • Hyporexia - when there is a question why a poor appetite, in other words - a decrease in appetite.
  • Anorexia - completely lacking appetite.

Parents are always very worried and ask a lot of questions about why a child has no appetite. On examination, the doctor can do better than you yourself find out the reason.If no disease is detected, then the baby may have vitamin deficiency, which can be successfully overcome by eating correctly using vitamin complexes attributed to the doctor by a pediatrician.

Another reason for lack of appetite can be a cold, when the body, entering into the fight against viruses, temporarily refuses to eat and allows all its strength to recover. If the child has a fever, do not insist on eating, give us more warm drinks and cook something that is easily digestible and tasty.

If, in addition to the lack of appetite, there are pains in the gastrointestinal tract, it is possible that you have gastritis.

Stomach cancer is a very insidious disease, when in addition to a prolonged lack of appetite and pleasure from eating any food, there are no other symptoms. Do not make yourself a diagnosis, always contact the doctors who are already sentenced and prescribed the correct treatment.

Sithophobia, complete lack of appetite, often suffer from people who have suffered a trauma, or patients who have had a stomach ulcer, when food intake is associated with intolerable pain and suffering.

What is the reason for the presence or absence of appetite?

All information relating to food comes in and is processed in the brain's food center. It is a mistake to assume that appetite occurs when the body's food resources are already exhausted. Everything happens in advance, "ahead of the curve." Often, when a change in the established nutritional regime occurs, the brain gives an �alarm signal,� the stimuli that form appetite begin to act differently, causing a decrease or increase in appetite.

The following factors affecting the presence of appetite can be identified:

  • The state of intermediate metabolism in the body and the level of its products in the blood
  • The quality of the assimilation of products of the exchange of cells
  • The amount of water contained in body tissues
  • Accumulated fat reserves

How to act in violation of appetite

If the appetite is absent for a long time, you will be helped to understand the reasons and prescribe the correct treatment, if necessary, such doctors:

  • Nutritionist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Specialist in Gastroenterology

To begin with, consult a general practitioner who will advise which doctor you should consult in your case.