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Iron Deficiency Anemia

Anemia is characterized by a decreased (below normal) concentration of hemoglobin in the blood which can be a symptom of problems of improper nutrition, chronic disease, hemolysis or cancer. Anemia not only indicates the presence of disease, but also significantly reduces the patient’s ability of complete recovery after illness. Hemoglobin is a complex protein (contains […]

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Loss of appetite

The term inappetence comes from the French word (inappétence) and designates lack of appetite, found in many diseases like feverish conditions, digestive disorders, chronic conditions, etc. The term inappetence is synonymous with anorexia, but differs from psychogenic/nervous/mental anorexia, referring to the reluctance shown towards foods, accompanied by the total loss of appetite which occurs most […]

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