What supplements or otc medicines can i take to increase

Patient

Q: What supplements or otc medicines can i take to increase my appetite? Thanks

Doctor

A:   Hi
Thank you for the question,
A poor appetite can stem from many factors. Perhaps the most common causes are emotional upset, nervousness, tension, anxiety, or depression.

Here are a few things to try:
- Always eat breakfast.
- Eat small, frequent meals.
- Eat healthy snacks.
- Choose your favorite foods.
- Make meal times pleasant
- Drink enough liquids.

If you want to try any supplements, talk to your Doctor about it. I hope this will help you. Have a nice day.

Related Q&A

Q: For the past 2.5 years, I've had a problem with swallowing food and liquids. At first I had difficulty swallowing sol...

Q: My boyfriend for the past 10 days has refused to eat. He is currently living off of Gatorade, Protein Shakes Etc. (dr...

Q: My friends think I have an eating disorder. I'm not super skinny and I do have extra weight on me (20 pounds to be e...

Q: I have been suffering from mild nausea for about two months, constantly feeling tired and not hungry or thirsty at al...

Q: Hello - I have been loosing weight for the past 3 years I believe due to stress in addition to hair thinning. I'm rec...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews