ePharmacy Latest Promotion Consult a Specialist
Need Help?
Our panel of doctors at DoctorOnCall

Dr Sashini Seeni

General Health

Dr M Ramzdhan

General Health

Dr Nathaniel Ho

General Health

Dr Rashid Khan

General Health

Dr Nurhayati

General Health

Dr Sri Viknarajan

General Health

Dr Fatahiyah

General Health

Dr Nur Syuhada

General Health

Dr Lee Chin Meng

General Health

Dr Mohamad Kashfi

General Health

English and Malay
Our doctors can help you in both languages
Accredited Doctors
All doctors at DoctorOnCall are registered with Health Ministry of Malaysia
Privacy Guaranteed
Your data is safe and will not be revealed to any parties
Quick and Efficient
All queries will be answered by doctors in a quick and efficient manner
*This is a public forum. Please do not put any personal information such as phone numbers, emails as it will be publicly visible
Submit Anonymously

Give a title to your health problem
*Title must be more than 20 characters
Explain in detail what health problem you're having
*Explanation must be more than 20 characters
Please enter your email address so we can send you answer to your question

Malaysia's #1
Health Forum

My mood has been very down for this past few months

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: July 9, 2019 2:54 AM
sofie 16 months

My mood has been very down for this past few months after my break up with my boyfriend. Could that be a reason why I have lost weight, Dr?

Dr Ramzdhan 18 months
General Practitioner

Hello there and cheers for your kind question above. First of all, I’m sorry for the sad news, hopefully you are doing alright. Yes, being stressed, anxious or any emotional changes can reduce your weight. This can be explained under a several reasons. Behaving abnormally activates the body’s stress mechanism.

The stress mechanism causes the body to release stress hormones like cortisol into the bloodstream where it travel to targeted area in the body to bring about specific psychological, physiological, and emotional changes that promote the body’s ability to deal with a problems by either fight with or flight from it.

This response is usually referred to as the emergency response and fight or flight response. Stress hormones are like a stimulant, which increases our body’s metabolism and energy consumption. An increase in metabolism can use the body’s energy resources higher than normal causing it to burn the energy faster.

The faster the body burns energy, the more it needs. If the body does not receive sufficient energy from the foods that we eat, it will get the necessary energy from the body’s fat stores. This is why it can can cause weight loss if our eating habits is not increased sufficiently to top up the increase in energy needed.

That might be one of the reasons why are you losing weight when you are currently having an emotional stress, because it can reduces your appetite level. So, my suggestion to you is to keep having a regular meals as you did before, despite of having under a difficult situation.

Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk to us privately online and discuss further about your inquiries. Thank you.

Last Updated: Tue Jul 09 2019 02:54:28 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Online Consultation
Talk to a doctor or General Practitioner Specialist online about weight loss from anywhere you are without having to queue anymore
Doctor Consult RM19.99 Specialist Consult From RM80