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Loss of appetite is a disorder consisting of a lack of appetite, often accompanied by a sense of repulsion towards food .

It can have pathological causes , be due to the intake of drugs , physiological reasons (changes of season, pregnancy, teething time for newborns, dietary changes, travel, etc.) or psychological reasons.

Depending on the type of disorder causing the loss of appetite, there are several ways to counteract this problem. In fact, it can help to take very nutritious foods rich in vitamins , fatty acids and proteins and to have several small meals throughout the day; Exercising can help stimulate appetite and improve mood. Try, as far as possible, to eat in company, and to make the moment of the meal a moment to share with close people: it can also be useful to cook with someone else, or to look for new recipes that stimulate curiosity.

The most typical consequences of lack of appetite, in the medium to long term, are:

  • Failure to take in the nutrients needed to stay healthy
  • Psychophysical wasting
  • Slimming

In case of lack of appetite, resorting to supplementation, especially as regards minerals and vitamins , can help to counteract the main consequences .