It is normal for a person who is dying to not feel like eating. A serious illness can cause body systems that manage fluids and food to change at this time. They can slow down and fail. Also, medicine that treats pain can cause dry, hard stools that are difficult to pass.
Loss of appetite
Trouble chewing, caused by:
Call your hospice nurse or doctor if you have nausea, constipation, or pain that cannot be managed.
Updated by: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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