Weak appetite can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose weak appetite, we could:
|Cirrhosis Of The Liver||98%||Confirm|
|Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis)||14%||Unlikely|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||1%||Ruled out|
How strong is your appetite (desire to eat) generally?
Possible responses:→ Very weak - I eat infrequently and small amounts
→ Average / don't know
→ Very strong - I rarely miss an opportunity to eat
Accumulation of fluid (due to congestive heart failure) in the liver and intestines may cause nausea, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite.
Intense hunger is a sign of Diabetes I.
In more severe cases there may be loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, confusion or impaired thinking and memory, and increased thirst and urination.
Hunger is a symptom of hypoglycemia.
Loss of appetite is a possible symptom of kidney disease.
Loss of appetite and weight loss can occur with AML, CLL or CML.
As nephrotic syndrome progresses, appetite is greatly decreased.
A heavy pinworm infection can cause loss of appetite.