Symptom: Undereating


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Undereating: Eating too little food.
Introduction: Undereating is a symptom that is usually related to appetite. There are many possible causes of poor appetite including illnesses (e.g. fevers, digestive upsets, vomiting), metabolic disorders, and physical disorders that make it painful to eat; see the causes of poor appetite for more information.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Undereating:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Undereating (22 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Undereating (11 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Undereating (7 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Undereating: poor appetite (100), appetite changes (116), food symptoms (22), thinness (4), weight loss (120), overeating (10)
    Undereating type of: Eating symptoms (138)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Undereating: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Undereating as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Undereating: The following list of conditions have 'Undereating' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Alcoholism ... malnutrition
  • Amphetamines ... malnutrition
  • Anorexia Nervosa ... desire to lose weight, denial of hunger, intentional starvation

    B

  • Bulimia nervosa ... desire to lose weight, fasting

    C

  • Classic galactosemia ... malnutrition
  • Constipation ... not eating much
  • Cystic Fibrosis ... malnutrition

    H

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum ... malnutrition

    S

  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... malnutrition

    U

  • Urinary tract infections ... poor eating
  • Urinary tract infections (child) ... poor eating
    Conditions listing complications: Undereating: The following list of conditions have 'Undereating' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Achalasia ... malnutrition

    D

  • Dermatomyositis ... malnutrition

    H

  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum ... malnutrition

    I

  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction ... malnutrition

    S

  • Short Bowel Syndrome ... malnutrition

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... malnutrition

    W

  • Whooping Cough ... malnutrition


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