The problem may be excess appetite appetite (hyperphagia) and lack of appetite (anorexia), which led to the rise and rapid weight loss. Loss of appetite (anorexia), a term often used to denote an eating disorder. Anorexia is a decrease in desire, sensation or stimulation to eat.
This could be caused by the symptoms of disease, disorder or condition that may require medical attention to prevent the exhaust system of the body. What can not be separated from the problem is the loss of appetite digestive system.
Some digestive problems that cause loss of appetite, namely:
- Diverticulitis (inflammation or infection of one or more diverticula in the digestive tract)
- Crohn's Disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Ulcerative colitis (sores or inflammation of the colon)
Infection can also cause people are not hungry, and loss of appetite. infections that cause loss of appetite can be acute or chronic diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or fungi, among others:
- Yellow fever
- HIV / AIDS
- Enteric fever
- Wormy (from hookworm)
- Food poisoning (E. coli enteritis)
- Coxsackie disease
Or even caused by diseases such as severe enough:
- Heart failure
- Liver disease
- Renal failure
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Chronic Renal Failure
- Cancer (lung, liver, kidney, ovary, cervix, stomach, and pancreas)
Loss of appetite is also caused by the side effects of some drugs such as cocaine, morphine, antibiotics, amphetamines, methamphetamine, chemotherapy drugs, cough and nasal congestion (decongestant). Some psychological conditions, diet and lifestyle is also a relevant factor causing loss of appetite, namely:
- Migraine (migraine)
- Vitamn B12 deficiency
- Pregnancy (first trimester)
If you experience a loss of appetite for a long time or a few days, consider taking a multivitamin, to make sure the body remains healthy.
There are some plants that can be used to increase appetite, among others:
- 20-30 grams of rhizome of Zingiber aromaticum Val crushed and mixed with a glass of water, then filtered. Drink regularly.
- 1/2 teaspoon dried seeds of Mahogany - mahogany Swietenia Jacq, brewed with 1/3 cup hot water, add 1 tablespoon of honey. Drink while warm, do it 2-3 times a day.
Addition of Zingiber aromaticum Val, there are other plants that can be used to increase appetite. You can see it here.