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Glossary for Decreased appetite and poor growth in children

Medical terms related to Decreased appetite and poor growth in children or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Anorexia Nervosa: A disorder where a distorted sense of body image leads to self-starvation to the point of death in some cases.
  • Appetite changes: Inappropriately reduced or increased appetite.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Child abuse: Physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect of child.
  • Child health symptoms: Symptoms related to pediatric (child) health.
  • Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
  • Developmental problems: Physical or mental development difficulty.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Eating symptoms: Symptoms related to eating.
  • Failure To Thrive: Inadequate or interrupted physical growth.
  • Food Additive Adverse reaction -- citric acid intolerance: An intolerance to citric acid is an adverse reaction (not an immune response) by the body to citric acid or foods containing citric acid. Citric acid can be found naturally in foods but is also frequently used as an additive to various foods. The adverse reaction results from the body's inability to metabolize the food. The amount of citric acid required to trigger the onset of symptoms and the nature and severity of symptoms may vary considerably between patients.
  • Food symptoms: Symptoms related to food.
  • Fructose intolerance: An enzyme deficiency that causes toxic symptoms when fructose containing food is ingested.
  • Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
  • Growth symptoms: Symptoms related to poor or excessive growth.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Hypothyroidism: The decreased activity of the thyroid gland
  • Infant symptoms: Symptoms affecting babies and infants.
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Intellectual impairment: The impairment of ones cognition
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic arthritis affecting children and teens
  • Lactose intolerance: lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lupus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
  • Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
  • Poor appetite: Loss or reduction in appetite for food
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • Poor growth in children: Poor growth in children is a delay is or reduced amount of the expected growth of a child.
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Swelling symptoms: Symptoms causing swelling or enlargement.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus: chronic autoimmune disease that can be fatal, though with recent medical advances, fatalities are becoming increasingly rare.
  • Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract

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