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Anorexia: Introduction

Anorexia: This is known as a lack of or loss of appetite for food. See detailed information below for a list of 303 causes of Anorexia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Anorexia:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Anorexia. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Anorexia

Home medical tests possibly related to Anorexia:

Causes of Types of Anorexia:

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Anorexia: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Anorexia, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Anorexia Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Anorexia may include:

  • Biotin - possibly used for treatment of related biotin deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Vitamin B1 - possibly used for related vitamin B1 deficiency
  • Dronabinol - mainly used to treat anorexia associated with AIDS and cancer
  • Marinol - mainly used to treat anorexia associated with AIDS and cancer
  • Megestrol
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Anorexia

Real-life user stories relating to Anorexia:

Medications or substances causing Anorexia:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Anorexia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Adriamycin PFS
  • Adriamycin RDF
  • Doxil Injection
  • Rubex
  • Doxolem
  • more causes...»

Drug interactions causing Anorexia:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Anorexia as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Anorexia: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Anorexia may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anorexia

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Anorexia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Anorexia

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar seek help from their physician, rather than more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure to diagnose more »

Anorexia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anorexia

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Anorexia: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Anorexia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Definitions of Anorexia:

A prolonged disorder of eating due to loss of appetite
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Clinical manifestation consisting of a physiopathological lack or loss of appetite accompanied by an aversion to food and the inability to eat.
- (Source - CRISP)

An abnormal loss of the appetite for food. Anorexia can be caused by cancer, AIDS, a mental disorder (i.e., anorexia nervosa), or other diseases.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Organs affected by Anorexia:

The list of organs typically affected by Anorexia may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitutional

Detailed list of causes of Anorexia

The list below shows some of the causes of Anorexia mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Anorexia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Anorexia. Of the 303 causes of Anorexia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 6 causes are "common" diseases
  • 10 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 285 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anorexia:

The following list of conditions have 'Anorexia' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Anorexia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Anorexia based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Anorexia?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Anorexia, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Anorexia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Anorexia:

    Thinness (528 causes), Weight loss (2248 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Nutrition symptoms (614 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Weight symptoms (2043 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes)

    Symptoms related to Anorexia:

    Eating disorders, Appetite changes (1189 causes), Bulimia, Anorexia nervosa, Binge eating (11 causes), Eating disorder, Body weight, Body image, Starvation, Diet pills, Excessive exercise

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Medical News summaries about Anorexia

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    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Anorexia:

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