Iahas-Appetite Low



What is Appetite Low?

Low appetite is a condition when someone has a diminished desire to eat. It is medically known as anorexia. Most used words for this condition are loss of appetite or poor appetite. The causes may vary from person to person but mostly caused by low digestive fire due to slow metabolism. Someone with this condition may experience malnutrition and loss of weight.

What are the Symptoms of Appetite Low?

Typical:With low appetite people may feel these experience-
  • Stomach pains
  • Heartburn
  • Feeling full quickly
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Blood in their stools

What are the Causes of Appetite Low?

The causes of Low appetite can be physical or psychological. People who are depressed or sad may experience loss of appetite. Also, some of the mental disorders can be the cause of this condition. Disorders such as anorexia nervosa may decrease your desire to eat. Also stress and boredom can trigger this condition as well.

The physical causes may include:
  • An upper respiratory infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Colitis
  • Skin infection
  • Meningitis
However, some other medical conditions can also trigger low appetite. Conditions like chronic liver disease, kidney failure, heart failure, HIV, dementia etc. can cause loss of appetite. Some cancers like colon, stomach, and pancreas may also be the cause of this eating disorder.

When to see a Doctor?

If someone has a long – lasting loss of appetite or if they notice an unusual weight loss, that is the time to see a doctor. It may be even more serious if someone notices other symptoms like any abdominal discomfort and pain, fever, shortness of breath, coughing. Without a further do they need to seek an immediate medical help

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Appetite Low

  • To deal with any medical condition, one should opt for a healthy diet. A high protein meal is very much advised to get important multi nutrients and energy. Also try to take high calorie food that helps in dealing with a number of physical conditions including low appetite.
  • Avoiding cold drinks may lead to a good digestive system and will have a good long term effect on health.
  • Working out is always advised to deal with any situation so this is no exception that following a regular work-out routine can help you increase appetite.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Appetite Low

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Ginger, Brahmi and Chamomile Tea I Ginger, Lime juice and Rock salt mix
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:

Triphala with warm water

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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