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A 24-year-old male asked:

What could cause weight loss but normal/good appetite besides hyperthyroid in a young patient?

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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine 42 years experience
A few things: Age is a factor here. A young person going thru a growth spurt would have increased caloric needs and if these were not met, weight could be lost. On the other hand, if a person increased their activity level this would also increase caloric needs. This again would lead to weight loss if the the new caloric needs were not met. In both cases a person's appetite may increase or stay normal.
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Weigh loss: For a male who is 32 causes for weigh loss can be the following: short bowel syndrome, celiac disease, dysphagia luoria, dysthymic disorder, gluten sensitivity.

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