I don't get hunger, what should I do?
Hello, I am 23 years old. My problem is that I don't get hungry and don't want to eat anything. Over a period I am loosing my weight also. What to do now? Shall I seek doctor's advice? Please provide your comments.
@shatabhisha Hunger is the feeling or sensation of wanting to eat. When the body is running low on fuel, feelings of hunger and an appetite for food increase. Hunger levels are regulated by:
an area of the brain called the hypothalamus
a drop in your blood sugar level
an empty stomach and intestines
an increase in certain “hunger” hormones
The hypothalamus of the brain plays an important role in hunger and appetite. In this area of the brain, a population of neurons regulates function dealing with appetite and the feeling of hunger. These neurons produce or work in conjunction with certain hormones, such as neuropeptide Y (NPY), agouti-related peptide (AgRP), and ghrelin, to stimulate appetite.