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I have poor appetite and cannot get to sleep could it be I am not consuming enough food
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago
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I am 52. had my gall bladder remove 2 yrs ago. have not been able to maintain good appetite. I am an under eater and it is affecting my sleep. what do I do
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Doctor: Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist replied 2 years ago

Ok --Poor appetite can be due to the lack of bile acid mixing with food which gallbladder facilitates when present.

Also you may have pancreatitis or pancreatic digestive enzyme insufficiency.

Hence blood tests like liver function test, amylase, and an abdominal scan should be performed.

if these tests are normal, then your problem lies in chemical imbalance in the brain.

This can be treated with a medication called Mirtazapine 15 mg daily at bedtime.

Mirtazapine helps with sleep as well as improves your appetite and weight gain.

Please discuss with your doctor.

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