This article will outline the causes, diagnosis, treatment and the ICD 10 CM code for Decreased Appetite.
Decreased Appetite ICD 10 Causes
There are a number of conditions that can lead to Decreased Appetite ICD 10. Loss of appetite can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or other infections in any place.
Some loss of appetite can be caused by upper respiratory tract infections (pneumonia, gastroenteritis, colitis), skin infections and meningitis. In most cases, your appetite will normalize as soon as the underlying condition has a reason to be treated.
With the right treatment of the disease, appetite can return. Many older adults lose appetite, but experts aren’t sure why. There are various psychological causes for decreased appetite ICD 10.
Your appetite tends to decrease when you are sad, depressed, sad or anxious. Boredom and stress have also been associated with decreased appetite ICD 10. Eating disorders such as anorexia can also lead to a reduced appetite overall.
Anorexia is often caused by malnutrition. People with the disorder are often underweight for fear of gaining weight. A person with anorexia undergoes self-starvation or other methods to lose weight.
Diseases that can cause appetite decline, such as:
- chronic liver disease
- kidney failure
- heart failure
- Pregnancy (especially in the first trimester)
- Some medications (illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin and amphetamines, as well as prescription drugs)
- Cancer (especially if it is concentrated in the colon, stomach, ovaries and pancreas)
A decreased appetite ICD 10 is often referred to as anorexia. A decreased desire to eat is a symptom of frequent and numerous medical and psychological illnesses. Any disease can lead to a reduction in appetite.
A doctor will look at a person’s symptoms and use them to determine the possible causes of their loss of appetite. Severe appetite loss can lead to unwanted weight loss or malnutrition.
Decreased Appetite ICD 10 Diagnosis
To diagnose Decreased Appetite ICD 10, a doctor examines the person’s abdomen by touching unusual flatulence, lumps or tenderness with his hands. This can help the doctor to find the gastrointestinal disorder that causes the loss of appetite.
The doctor will also perform tests to help him or her determine the cause. These include blood tests, abdominal X-rays and endoscopies, cameras that allow the doctor to look inside the body.
It may be necessary to perform tests to find out what is causing your decreased appetite ICD 10.
Possible tests include:
- an ultrasound scan of your abdomen
- complete blood counts
- tests of liver, thyroid and kidney function (these tests may require a blood sample)
- your urine can also be tested for traces of drugs.
- pregnancy test
- HIV test Other tests
- an X-ray to examine your oesophagus, stomach and small intestine
- a CT scan of your head, chest, abdomen and pelvis.
Decreased Appetite ICD 10 Treatment
Treatment of decreased appetite ICD 10 depends on the cause. If the loss of appetite is due to a disease such as cancer or a chronic disease, it can be difficult to stimulate appetite.
If it is caused by a bacterial or viral infection, you may not need any special treatment as the symptoms of your appetite may return once your infection has been cured.
In order to control your lack of appetite, you should focus on one large meal per day or a light snack. Frequent, small meals can be helpful because they are more easily in the stomach than large meals.
Enjoying food, eating with family and friends, cooking favourite foods or going to a restaurant can all help to promote food. Light exercise can also help to increase appetite.
Make sure you get enough nutrients from your diet, especially calorie and protein-rich meals. It can be useful to keep a diary of what you eat and drink for a period of a few days or weeks. You may also want to try liquid protein drinks.
This will help your doctor to evaluate your food intake and the extent of your decreased appetite ICD 10. During your appointment, your doctor will try to create a complete picture of your symptoms. You measure your weight and height and compare it to the average population.
Prepare to answer questions about when the symptoms began, whether they are mild or severe, how much weight you lost, what triggered the event, and whether you have other symptoms. You will also be asked about your medical history, your medication and your diet.
If your decreased appetite ICD 10 is the result of malnutrition, you can be supplied with nutrients through an intravenous line. Your doctor may prescribe oral medications to stimulate your appetite.
If your lack of appetite is the result of depression, an eating disorder or substance abuse, then you may be referred to a mental health specialist.
Loss of appetite caused by medication can be treated by changing the dose or the prescription. Never change your medication without consulting your doctor.
ICD 10 Code For Decreased Appetite
ICD 10 CM F50.89 Other specified eating disorder
ICD 10 CM R63 Symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
ICD 10 CM R63.0 Anorexia
ICD 10 CM R63.1 Polydipsia
ICD 10 CM R63.2 Polyphagia
ICD 10 CM R63.3 Feeding difficulties
ICD 10 CM R63.4 Abnormal weight loss
ICD 10 CM R63.5 Abnormal weight gain
ICD 10 CM R63.6 Underweight
ICD 10 CM R63.8 Other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake