Loss of Appetite

Definition Loss of the drive to eat or the ability to enjoy food.

Cause Loss of appetite without any other symptoms in someone who is otherwise well is rarely caused by anything serious, particularly if your weight is stable and general health is good

Treatment It is safe to wait a little to see if you get your appetite comes back – try some walking and general exercise and if you have any stresses that you can avoid do so!

What next? If your appetite doesn’t return or you develop abdominal pain or either of the other 2 key bowel symptoms try the ‘Symptom Checker’ or see your GP.