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Loss of Appetite in New Jersey

The Digestive Health & Nutrition Center has two convenient locations in Lawrenceville and Princeton, New Jersey where you can receive the exceptional care you deserve. Angela Merlo, MD is an experienced Gastroenterologist that can help diagnosis and treat digestive causes of loss of appetite in adults and children.

What Causes Loss of Appetite?

Appetite is part of your general overall health. Loss of appetite occurs with many digestive disorders, such as Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and cancers within the digestive organs. Any illness that affects your overall health can also produce loss of appetite such as:

  • Cancers
  • Chronic renal insufficiency
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Heart failure
  • Hepatitis
  • Infections
  • Side effects of medications

Do I Need a Gastroenterology Specialist?

Occasional loss of appetite of short duration is common and no cause for concern. But, persistent loss of appetite could be the sign of a serious medical condition and should be investigated by a specialist. Dr. Merlo is expert at determining the cause of your loss of appetite. Dr. Merlo can determine whether or not you have a digestive disorder or if your other medical conditions are the cause of your loss of appetite. Dr. Merlo will also address any nutritional deficiencies that may exist when loss of appetite produces unintentional weight loss.

If you or your children are experiencing persistent loss of appetite and seek a specialist in adult or pediatric Gastroenterology, contact the Digestive Health & Nutrition Center in Lawrenceville or Princeton, New Jersey for an appointment with Dr. Merlo.