cachexia weight loss no appetite


Are you facing inexplicable weight loss?

This is often the manifestation of "cachexia," a complex syndrome characterised not just by weight loss but also accelerated metabolism, significant muscle depletion, fatigue, decreased appetite, and a downturn in quality of life, commonly seen in advanced cancer stages.

Cachexia's additional challenges include:

  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Diminished strength.
  • An energy deficit affecting routine tasks.

The catalyst for this weight loss typically stems from a loss of appetite due to factors such as:

  • Altered metabolic functions affecting food conversion to energy.
  • Nausea or vomiting occurrences.
  • Digestive disruptions like constipation or diarrohea.
  • Mouth sores complicate eating.
  • Issues with chewing or swallowing.
  • Reduced taste sensitivity or change in taste.
  • Depressive moods or sustained emotional lows.
  • Persistent pain.

At Vitawell, we recognise these challenges and actively collaborate with patients to craft personalised a nutritional plan.

This plan may involve increasing caloric intake or adapting food consistency to accommodate issues with swallowing or chewing, ensuring patients maintain proper nutrition throughout their treatment journey.

Weight Gain Package                                                                    $695

1 x Initial Consultation 60-90 mins 

4 x Follow Up Consultations 30-45 mins


  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia
  • Australian Traditional-Medicine Society
  • British Naturopathic Association