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Loss of appetite

Loss of appetite can be caused by many health conditions. Some of these are temporary, such as side-effects of medications. Sometimes it can be due to long-term health conditions.

Loss of appetite may be associated with anorexia nervosa, abnormal taste and food aversion as well as other medical conditions.

In the case of any persistent lack of appetite, seek medical advice.

This list is not an exhaustive list, however the following conditions sometimes have side effects that include loss of appetite:

WebMD Medical Reference

Medically Reviewed by Dr Rob Hicks on November 07, 2016

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