A person’s lack of appetite in some cases may indicate serious health problems, nutritionist Nuria Dianova said in an interview with URA.RU. So, unwillingness to eat may signal diseases of organs such as the pituitary gland or the thyroid gland.

“As a rule, pituitary tumors can affect. Possibly reduced thyroid function – hypothyroidism. It happens that appetite can be reduced in diabetes mellitus, with oncological diseases, in people who are undergoing chemotherapy, ” Diana explained.

In addition, some diseases delay food in the body. In this connection, a person does not feel hungry at the next meal. Among such diseases is gastroduodenitis – inflammation of the duodenum and stomach.

“In those suffering from gastroduodenitis, it is slowly evacuated, the peristalsis of the stomach is disturbed, and food stays in the esophagus for a long time. This contributes to the fact that there is no appetite for the next meal, ” – said the specialist.

Also, a decrease in appetite is possible when a person is under severe stress or has contracted an infectious disease.

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