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Anorexia Nervosa in the Elderly

Anorexia Nervosa in the Elderly

Anorexia is a medical term that means lack of appetite but sometimes it occurs for psychological reasons that leads to significant weight loss. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder where a person eats significant less than what is needed by their body to maintain health. It is a well known eating disorder that is more […]

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

Loss of Appetite with Age and Other Causes in the Elderly

The appetite is controlled by several factors in the body. It is a complex interplay of hormones, signals from the gut and brain centers which also involves the sense of taste, smell and even sight. A healthy appetite is where a person desires food but is satisfied (satiety) once enough food is consumed to maintain […]


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