Glossary for Change in appetite as seen in chronic digestive diseases
Medical terms related to Change in appetite as seen in chronic digestive diseases or mentioned in this section include:
- Abdominal Neoplasms: A tumor that occurs in the abdomen.
- Acanthocytosis: A rare disorder where most of the red blood cells are abnormal with spiny projections due to lipid abnormalities. The blood abnormality is seen in conditions such as abetalipoproteinemia, severe liver disease and severe malnutrition. Symptoms and prognosis depend on the underlying disorder.
- Adrenal gland symptoms: Symptoms affecting the adrenal glands
- Adrenal insufficiency: A condition where the adrenal gland produces insufficient cortical hormones.
- Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
- Alcoholism: High dependence on excessive amounts of alcohol.
- Amphetamine abuse: Use of the stimulant drugs known as amphetamines or "speed"
- Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
- Anthrax: A serious infectious bacterial disease that can be fatal.
- Anxiety: Excessive worry, anxiety, or fear.
- Appetite changes: Inappropriately reduced or increased appetite.
- Beriberi: Disease due to vitamin B1 deficiency (thiamine)
- Biliary tract cancer: Cancer that develops in the gallbladder or bile ducts.
- Bipolar disorder: Cycles of mania and depression; commonly called "manic-depression".
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain
- Bulimia nervosa: Eating disorder with binging (overeating) and purging (vomiting).
- Burnett's syndrome: Burnett's syndrome is a condition where the body is too alkaline and the blood contains too much calcium which results in impaired kidney function. It can be caused by drinking large quantities of milk or using too many alkaline antacid remedies. High vitamin D intake can make the condition worse. The people most at risk of this condition tend to be older people (especially women) who are taking calcium supplements as well as calcium carbonate containing remedies to treat dyspepsia.
- Cardiomyopathy: A condition characterized by an increase in the size of the heart
- Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
- Change in appetite similar to that in depression: decreased or increase in appetite
- Chronic Kidney Disease: Long-term and generally irreversible disease of the kidneys due to infection, obstruction, congenital diseases or generalised diseases causing failure of the kidneys' normal functions.
- Chronic digestive diseases: Any disorder causing ongoing chronic digestive complaints.
- Cirrhosis of liver: diffuse hepatic process characterized by fibrosis and the conversion of normal liver architecture into structurally abnormal nodules
- Citrullinemia: Citrullinemia is an inherited urea cycle disorder which causes toxic substances including ammonia to build up in the blood. There are two main subtypes of Citrullinemia (I and II) which are caused by different genetic abnormalities and result in different symptoms. Milder forms may present in childhood and rare late-onset forms (adult-onset) may not cause symptoms until adulthood.
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Cyclosporiosis: A parasitic disease caused by Cyclospora cayetensis which is transmitted by ingestion of food or water contaminated by infected fecal matter. Some cases are asymptomatic while others can be quite severe and untreated cases can suffer relapses.
- Depression: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
- Ecstasy abuse: Use of the illicit drug called ecstasy
- Emotional stress: A condition which occurs when a person is under stress affecting their emotions
- Esophagitis: Inflammation of the esophagus
- Food symptoms: Symptoms related to food.
- Gall bladder conditions: Any condition that affects the gallbladder
- Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
- Gastroparesis: A condition characterized by the paralysis of the stomach
- Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
- Hand, Foot, & Mouth Disease: Common contagious viral infant or child condition
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heart failure: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently and effectively
- Hepatitis C: Viral liver infection spread by blood.
- Hepatoma: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a primary malignancy of the liver.
- Hiatal hernia: Hernia of the stomach through the diaphragm muscle.
- Hiatus hernia: is a protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thoracic cavity through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm, the most common type being sliding hiatus hernia
- Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
- Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
- Lung cancer: Lung cancer is a disease of uncontrolled cell growth in tissues of the lung. This growth may lead to metastasis, which is the invasion of adjacent tissue and infiltration beyond the lungs. Most lung tumors are malignant.
- Malabsorption: Dysfunctional absorption
- Mononucleosis: Common infectious virus.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Not feeling hungry: lack of appetite
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
- Pelvic abscess: A pus-filled cavity in the pelvis due to infection.
- Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
- Pernicious anemia: A megaloblastic anaemia due to malabsorption of the vitamin B12
- Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Silicosis: An occupation lung disease caused by breathing in silica dust.
- Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
- Uremia: Build up of toxins usually excreted by the kidneys, associated with real failure in a woman who is pregnant.
- Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
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