Weight loss can occur as one of the initial symptoms of brucellosis. Since this infection can affect the digestive tract, it might be difficult for patients to eat sufficient calories to maintain weight. The other symptoms and their associated discomfort may negatively impact an individual’s appetite, further causing weight loss. It is also possible to experience non-specific anorexia, causing a loss of appetite. It is possible to become dehydrated with this infection, and this might increase the lack of appetite that can contribute to weight loss. Treatments to calm symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation, might help brucellosis patients improve their appetite. Doctors might also put a focus on foods that offer diverse nutrients and higher calories, such as nuts, meats, and legumes.
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