Anorexia or loss of appetite is a reduced desire to eat which can cause unintentional weight loss.
Anorexia is a feature of many disorders caused by malutrition such as celiac disease and aging or gastrointestinal problems such as chronic gastroenteritis, and dysgeusia (loss of taste).
Q: Are there other conditions that cause anorexia?
A: Other underlying problem include medication side effects, infection, chronic pain, depression, grief, dehydration, hormonal dysfunction such as thyroid disease, primary hyperparathyroidism, or Addison’s disease, autoimmune mechanisms such as sarcoidosis, and cancer growth.
What Is Anorexia In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?
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