Appetite loss is a problem for many people. It is sometimes caused due to illness or underestimated when the problem is more serious than it is expected to be.
What are the causes of appetite loss?
There are many reasons for a reduced appetite. The first thing you want to do is to analyze the main reason for it as poor appetite can be a symptom of a more serious medical condition such as constipation, gastro, or indigestion. We all know how you feel when you have the flu or you’re sick. You will lay in bed all day until you are feeling better. In these times we should have a good appetite to supply our body with the necessary nutrients to fight the illness, but instead we prefer just to sleep and do not want to eat anything. That eventually results in weight loss.
What if it lasts for more than a couple of days?
If the loss of appetite lasts longer than expected, you should see a doctor. Before going to see a doctor it’s possible to check yourself for any potential serious medical problems which may contribute to appetite loss. Those methods may include checking the color of urine, color of tongue, pain in any part of body especially in chest and arms, cramps in muscles, rings under eyes. Once we have the quick examination on our own, we should consult a doctor if any of those
When all the signs are normal, and there is no reasonable source for appetite loss?
Appetite loss may still be a serious problem even when there is no evidence to suggest that you have a medical condition but don’t worry; there are several ways to stimulate appetite one of which is herbal appetite stimulants. Herbal remedies come directly from nature and we could benefit them by making tea from the leaves of useful herbs or using the aroma they have in their essence.
Which herbs are useful to increase your appetite?
Garlic, Ginseng, Ground Ivy, Hops, Horseradish, Parsley, Safflower, Tarragon, Thyme, Wood Sorrel are some of the herbs which can be drunk as tea and of course there are many other useful herbs to make tea and get the necessary minerals and vitamins from them. There also seems to be evidence based on research studies that these particular herbs can help boost your appetite.
What are other ways to stimulate appetite?
On top of herbal appetite stimulants some other ways to increase your appetite include eating appetite stimulating foods, appetite enhancer supplements like Black Hole Appetite Enhancement Formula, as well as vitamins to increase appetite, especially vitamin B which has shown to be very helpful.
If you are struggling to eat enough to pile on the lean muscle, then herbal stimulants can be a great addition to your strength and weight training routine.
For more ideas on building bulk, see this introduction to weight gain article.