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Appetite Loss/Anorexia

General Appetite Loss or Anorexia is an eating disorder and mental health condition characterised by abnormally low body weight.

Adult patients suffering from Anorexia try to keep their weight as low as possible by not eating enough or exercising too much. They give high importance to controlling their weight using extreme efforts that interfere with their daily lives. The physical signs and symptoms of the illness are related to starvation and behavioural issues.

Typically seen during adolescence or early childhood, eating disorders can be seen in children too. Research shows that a combination of biological, behavioural and social factors cause eating disorders of various kinds. Children are the main victims of appetite loss, affecting the absorption and digestion of food in their stomachs. This condition impairs their concentration and ability to multi-task, occurring due to the lack of nutritional intake, which in turn affects the mental and physical development of their bodies.


  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Anaemia
  • Intestinal worms
  • Constipation
  • Family history of eating disorders, depression, alcohol/drug addiction
  • Psychological factors like anxiety, perfectionism, OCD
  • Environmental factors like culture, peer pressure
  • Sexual abuse


At Dr. S. Vidya Prakash Homoeopathic Clinic, our homeopaths believe that the stomach handles the body's immunity which is why children, who mainly suffer from appetite loss, must have good absorption and digestion. Youngsters in their growing age must have a very good appetite for their physical, mental and nutritional development.

Instead of prescribing specific nutritional supplements, we focus on improving the patient's gross absorption of all foods. This approach assists in the effective intake and absorption of important nutrients and foods. A patient's developmental years, when they should be playing and learning, must not be wasted by loss of appetite. Our homeopathic approach to this condition ensures the improvement of appetite in Anorexic patients. Adequate nutrition helps in the overall growth and development of young patients.

In the last 30 years, the pharmaceutical Proto Alfalfa designed for boosting general appetite, has proven effective with promising results for both adults and children alike. We have also witnessed how our treatment and medications help patients who suffer from appetite loss due to primary illnesses such as Cancer, Renal Failure or Liver Disease. Come to our clinic and find positive results in the healing of Anorexia and other eating disorders.