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I have no appetite

I  am a 50-year-old civil servant who has always had a good appetite. However, my problem started a few weeks ago when I lost my appetite. All my efforts and that of my wife to get me back to be eating have failed. Apart from the loss of appetite, I am otherwise fine. Kindly let me know what to do about this.

IK  (by SMS)

 

Loss of appetite can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from emotional to physical.  Apart from common ailments such as malaria and typhoid among others, some other hidden problems such as cancer and diabetes need to be properly investigated. As one advances in age, there is an urgent need for regular and periodic medical examinations which I think will go a long way in helping to identify the cause of your current situation.