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Anorexia

Anorexia – Thelifetoday.com

It is the clinical name when you have lost your appetite and no longer want to eat. Patients with cancer tend to eat less because of their gastrointestinal symptoms and experience early satiety when their tumor is near the stomach and pushes the organ creating extra pressure that is interpreted as if the stomach was already full. Additionally, when tumors become large, they synthesize and release too many inflammatory mediators that reach the brain centers and deactivate the sensation of hunger. Anorexia contributes to nutrient deficiencies in a continuous cycle that often leads to decompensation and severe consequences in late-stage cancer.