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Anorexia Poor Appetite

 

POOR APPETITE ANOREXIA

  • Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Homeopathic Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Surgical Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
    • Other Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • What is Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Symptoms of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Causes of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Risk factors of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Complications of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • Precautions & Prevention of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia 

Homeopathic Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Homeopathic medicines are found to be very effective in the treatment of Anorexia. Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. Not only the symptoms of Anorexia but also the general physical and mental constitution of the patient, past medical history, medical history of parents, information about pregnancy and vaccination – all are used to find the probable cause. The following medicines may help in the treatment of Anorexia:

  1. Arsenicum alb
  2. Natrum muriaticum
  3. Phosphoric acid
  4. Carcinosin
  5. Hyosyamus
  6. Sepia
  7. Tarentula

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Acupressure is an excellent form of therapy for Poor Appetite Anorexia. It helps to balance the energy in the body. Acupuncture can also relieve the physical discomforts that accompany eating disorders. Acupuncture can help to reduce nausea, diarrhea, reflux, constipation, bloating and the pain. It can improve the overall health of the patient by restoring the body’s natural energy. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Psychotherapy plays a vital role in anorexia treatment. It includes four types of Therapy: Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Behaviour Therapy, and Cognitive Therapy. Its goals are to identify the negative thoughts and to replace them with healthier and less hazy attitudes. Another important goal is to teach the anorexic how to deal with difficult emotions, relationship problems. Cognitive behavior therapy is most commonly used in which thought patterns are changed. Hypnotherapy can quickly remove root cause and restore appetite. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Allopathic Treatment of anorexia includes both short-term and long-term measures, and requires assessment by dietitians and psychiatrists as well as medical specialists. Therapy is often complicated by the patient’s resistance or failure to carry out treatment plan.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

  • Drink 6 – 8 glasses of filtered water daily,
  • Eat whole grain products,
  • Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco,
  • Use quality protein sources such as meat and eggs, whey, and vegetable protein shakes,
  • Avoid refined sugars, such as candy and soft drinks. 

Other Treatment of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Other treatments of anorexia involves the application of an ice-bag over the stomach for half an hour before meals, and a cool hip bath once or twice daily, will go a long way in curing anorexia. Yoga can also be of great help if you are looking to calm down your mind and drive negative thoughts and feelings away. 

What is Poor Appetite Anorexia

Anorexia is the Loss or reduction in appetite for food. It is the symptom of poor appetite whatever the cause. It is an eating disorder of excessive weight loss and usually undue concern about body shape. 

Symptoms of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Symptoms of anorexia include :

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of weight
  • No regular increase in the shape and mass of the body.
  • Lymph Gland Swelling
  • Feeling of Weakness and Fatigue 

Causes of Poor Appetite Anorexia

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • HIV and Cancer
  • Chronic liver disease and  Chronic kidney failure
  • intake of excessive fatty oils
  • Pregnancy (first trimester)
  • Emotional upset, nervousness, loneliness, boredom, tension, anxiety, loss, and depression
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Infections due to bacterial agents
  • Cough and cold medications and street drugs such as Amphetamines, Chemotherapy drugs, Antibiotics 

Risk factors of Poor Appetite Anorexia

  • Females are ten times more likely than males
  • Hormonal changes or chemical changes in the brain
  • Sexual abuse is more common among individuals with eating disorders than among the general population
  • Stressful experiences including major life changes or violent crime
  • Exposure to a culture with an emphasis on thinness and looks
  • A family history
  • Having a perfectionist personality
  • Complications of Poor Appetite Anorexia
  • In some patients, the brain shrinks, causing personality changes.
  • Lack of food by becoming extremely thin. It can damage vital organs such as the brain and heart.
  • Patients may lose calcium from their bones, making them brittle and prone to breakage.
  • Nails and hair become weak; the skin becomes dry and yellows.
  • Dehydration which contributes to constipation
  • A majority of anorexics also have clinical depression while others suffer from anxiety, personality disorders or substance abuse, and many are at risk for suicide
  • Excessive thirst and frequent urination may occur 

Diagnosis of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Diagnosis of anorexia involves following tests to determine whether a patient is suffering from illness or anorexia:

  • A physical test – such as previous weight, extent of weight loss, checking the skin for dryness or other problems, blood pressure and temperature etc.
  • Blood test – Blood test is done to check the protein in the blood and the liver, kidney and thyroid functions will be tested.
  • Electrocardiogram test – This test will be performed if there is reason to believe the heart has been affected.
  • Psychological test – It might be done to assess the thoughts, feelings dieting history, binge eating, exercise levels, and family or relationship problems of anorexia patient.

Precautions & Prevention of Poor Appetite Anorexia

Following are some tips to lead a healthy life.

  • Pediatricians may be in a good position to identify early indicators of an eating disorder and prevent the development of full-blown illness.
  • You can talk about healthier behavior or treatment options.
  • Teach children to take good care of their bodies
  • A Dietitian can help you to understand how proteins, carbohydrates, and fats work together in your body to keep you healthy and energized
  • Those celebrities in the magazines, the girl next door with the “perfect” body, or the way you looked last year-all of these comparisons are a big waste of time.
  • Avoid punishing or rewarding your children with food

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