Review of: Weight loss
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On March 11, 2017
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Summary:

Weight loss as a symptom is any loss of weight that you cannot explain, or that you did not plan or work for through increased diet control and exercise. It can also be caused by loss of appetite due to dementia and by certain eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia as well as malnutrition.

What is Unexplained weight loss?

Unexplained weight loss

Here we talking about weight loss so fast, we should about the weight loss. It is kind of disease that is not good for our health. Unexplained weight loss is a major issue for health.

Weight loss as a symptom is any loss of weight that you cannot explain, or that you did not plan or work for through increased diet control and exercise. Weight loss as a symptom can be caused by diseases affecting almost any part of the body, including ongoing infections, AIDS, cancers, depression, painful mouth sores, missing teeth, chronic liver disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, thyroid disease, heart disease, and chronic diarrhea or other digestive disorders. It can also be caused by loss of appetite due to dementia and by certain eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia as well as malnutrition.

Some drugs are also known to cause abnormal weight loss. These include amphetamines, chemotherapeutic agents, and thyroid medications. Drug abuse involving excessive use of purgatives and laxatives, heavy street drug use, or smoking is also known to cause abnormal weight loss. Rapid or persistent weight loss is very dangerous and can cause severe damage to multiple organs and should always be investigated as soon as possible.

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Symptoms of Weight Loss Disease:

Weight loss may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect digestion may also involve other body systems.

Gastrointestinal symptoms of weight loss

Weight loss symptoms affecting the digestive system including:

  • Abdominal bloating or abdominal pain
  • Bad breath
  • Chronic constipation
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dry mouth
  • Loose or painful teeth
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mouth sores
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pale feces or abnormally foul-smelling stools
  • Puffy cheeks from swollen salivary glands
  • Severe or chronic diarrhea

Psychological symptoms of weight loss

Weight loss symptoms affecting behaviors or thought processes including:

  • Alternating binging and purging
  • Depression
  • Difficulty with memory, thinking, or poor judgment
  • Distorted or inaccurate “overweight” body image
  • Excessive use of laxatives or diet pills
  • Intentional vomiting
  • Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
  • Refusing to eat in front of others or pretending to eat
  • Substance abuse

Other symptoms of weight loss

Weight loss symptoms related to other body systems including:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Bone or joint pain
  • Dry, blotchy or yellowed skin covered with fine hair
  • Extreme temperature sensitivity
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Loss of body fat
  • Loss of muscle mass, wasting of muscle, or muscle weakness
  • Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
  • Rash, pimples, itchy skin, or darkening of the skin
  • Weakness

Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition

Weight loss symptoms related to the life-threatening condition:

  • Confusion or loss of consciousness for even a brief moment
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or wooziness
  • Irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias)
  • Marked dehydration
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Severe vomiting
  • Vomiting blood

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Causes of Weight Loss Disease:

Weight loss as a symptom can be caused by diseases affecting almost any part of the body, including ongoing infections, AIDS, cancers, depression, painful mouth sores, missing teeth, chronic liver disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease, hypothyroidism, heart disease, and chronic diarrhea or other digestive disorders. Weight loss can also be caused by loss of appetite due to dementia or by certain eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia.

Some drugs can cause abnormal weight loss as well. Rapid or persistent weight loss is very dangerous, can cause severe damage to multiple systems, and should always be investigated as soon as possible.

Gastrointestinal causes of weight loss

Weight loss may be caused by digestive or gastrointestinal system disorders including:

  • Cancers of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Celiac disease (severe sensitivity to gluten from wheat and other grains that cause intestinal damage)
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Gastrointestinal infection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Malabsorption syndrome
  • Peptic ulcer

Endocrinologic causes of weight loss

Weight loss can also be caused by endocrine or hormonal disorders including:

  • Addison’s disease (disease characterized by underactive adrenal glands)
  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)

Other causes of weight loss

Weight loss may also be caused by other conditions including:

  • Adrenal insufficiency
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Cancers
  • Certain medications
  • Congestive heart failure
  • COPD
  • Eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Infections
  • Kidney disease
  • Lead exposure
  • Malnutrition

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Weight loss as a symptom is any loss of weight that you cannot explain, or that you did not plan or work for through increased diet control and exercise. It can also be caused by loss of appetite due to dementia and by certain eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia as well as malnutrition.

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