Miscellaneous gastrointestinal symptoms

  • Michael Lancaster-Smith
  • Kenneth G. D. Williams
Part of the Problems in Practice Series book series (PRIP, volume 7)


It is important to distinguish between true loss of appetite and fear of eating because it causes pain or other symptoms. Restriction of food intake, due to precipitation of pain, is most commonly found in peptic ulcer. It also occurs in other conditions such as the irritable bowel syndrome, mesenteric angina and pancreatitis.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome Anorexia Nervosa Pyloric Stenosis Disodium Cromoglycate True Loss 
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© M. Lancaster-Smith 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Lancaster-Smith
    • 1
  • Kenneth G. D. Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Queen Mary’s HospitalSidcup, KentUK
  2. 2.Farnborough HospitalOrpington, KentUK

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