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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can chronic pain cause a person to lose weight? how much role can stress play?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
If all other: Factors are held in check - excessive stress can actually make it difficult to lose weight. However, if stress ; pain leads to decreased appetite and decreased food intake - then weight loss may ensue. Or if a person fails to make eating regular meals a priority when overly stressed - that could lead to weight loss. Take care.
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