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Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Is loss of appetite, weight loss and weekness common in sciatica?

Not really: Weakness could be, but the appetite loss or weight loss is not a typical problem with sciatica. See your PCP to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

Does extreme weight lifting causes increased loss of height in elderly age?

NO: Height is genetically preset , very little alteration one can do with diet, exercise , and environment ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months and loss of appetite?

Can anxiety cause 30 pounds of unintentional weight loss in 4 months 
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Possibly but ..: Severe untreated anxiety or mood disorders can cause significant weight loss but it's quite uncommon, especially when you are taking about 30lbs in 4 months. You need to see your doctor urgently to better evaluate you for other organic causes of which are many. I wouldn't delay this as you even if you don't have a more concerning organic cause of your symptoms then you need to addres your anxiety! ...Read more

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Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Is there extreme dieting in girls that causes loss of their periods?

Yes: If a girl has a very low body fat or has stressed her body by rapid weight loss - it can cause her to miss periods. ...Read more

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Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Can Fibromyalgia cause 30lbs of weight loss unintentionally?

Would be unlikely: Although some medications can promote weight loss, the 30 lb loss could be very significant if occurred over short period of time. Therefore, see your doctor, and devise a plan to explore what is occurring. This is certainly NOT typical of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Can lamotrigine cause weight loss in women?

Adverse reactions: Top adverse effects from lamotrigine include the following: dizziness, diplopia, ataxia, nausea , blurred vision,, somnolence. Dyspepsia and constipation associated with the drug, but no specific weight losss or gain. ...Read more

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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

Are daily headaches, nausea, numbness in limbs, shortness in breath, weight loss, drowsiness and loss in appetite signs of cancer in teenagers?

See a Dr. : You need an evaluation. There are multiple symptoms and multiple possibilities here including symptoms resulting from poor lifestyle habits, like poor nutrition, poor sleep habits, even depression. Get checked out but stay calm. Cancer would not be high on the list. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that can cause extreme weight gain and absence of periods in adolescent girls?

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Is there a condition that can cause extreme weight gain and absence of periods in adolescent girls?

PCOS: Polycystic ovary syndrome may be the cause. The absence of periods is caused by excessive weight gain. This condition should be evaluated and managed properly. Pcos does not cause weight gain, it is most often the other way around. There may be hereditary tendencies for this condition. ...Read more

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What causes loss of appetite in patients with lupus?

What causes loss of appetite in patients with lupus?

Multifactorial: A good number of people with lupus have gastrointestinal symptoms, both from the illness itself and the medications that are used to treat the illness. People also can have decreased motility of the esophagus, peritonitis (which can cause nauseas and loss of appetite) and peptic ulcer disease which can be exasperated by some of the meds used. All of these things can contribute to low appetite. ...Read more

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Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Is extreme weight loss common in adults with tapeworm?

Yes: It is undeniable that people will resort to extreme measures in a desperate attempt to shed those extra pounds, but ingesting tapeworms in order to lose weight is not only a radical method but also an extremely dangerous one. Thankfully the use of tapeworms as a diet aid is illegal in the us and for good reason. Tapeworm infestation cause of cysts in the liver, eyes, brain, and spinal cord with po. ...Read more

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Extreme bone/nerve pain in coccyx without injury, weakness in legs, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite/digestion problems, lethargy/fatigue.

See your PCP ASAP!: Too little info to go on,Many unanswered questions here? Given the variety of symptoms paired with loss of appetite, lethargy and weakness an urgent visit to your primary care doc is definitely in order. A detailed history & Physical exam including weight loss h/o over a certain period of time, labs, and possibly an MRI if deemed necessary by physical exam would not be out of the question. ...Read more

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41 years of age female, migraine headaches everyday, loss of appetite, fatigued, unexplained weight loss what could be going on?

41 years of age female, migraine headaches everyday, loss of appetite, fatigued, unexplained weight loss what could be going on?

Med eval: You need an evaluation with your primary care physician. Fatigue, weight loss, frequent headaches may all be related to a single diagnosis. Thyroid disorders, diabetes, chronic infections, and other conditions may present this way and it is important to have an exam and lab tests to get an appropriate eval. Good luck! ...Read more

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In UTI Infection what CHANGES in body causes Unintentional Weight Loss Even If there is no loss of appetite or vomiting? What are its complications?TY

Weight Loss in UTI: UTI shouldn't in and of itself cause weight loss, especially if there is no loss of appetite or vomiting. Complications of UTI include the infection can spread to the kidneys, or to the blood, both of which are serious complications. Do follow the treatment plan prescribed by your doctor. The weight loss is likely a separate issue which your doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia cause 30 pounds of weight loss in 4 months?

Can fibromyalgia cause 30 pounds of weight loss in 4 months?

I have a patient who: has lost that amount, but it took six months. Her FM made it so painful to move that she didn't want to get up and cook, hence she didn't eat much. In general, some people react to stress by not eating, others overeat. Before going much farther, get a physical and look of other causes. Then, start looking at FM from a behavioral perspective. ...Read more

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What could cause unexplained weight loss?

What could cause unexplained weight loss?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is unexplained weight loss (about 5kg over a year plus) a cause for worry?

Is unexplained weight loss (about 5kg over a year plus)  a cause for worry?

Yes: It depends on your age and dietary and life style factors, as well your current health condition. Higher the age, risk of cancer is high. ...Read more

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Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

Why does diabetes cause unexplained weight loss?

In a new case...: In a brand new case of diabetes, especially type 1, people experience excessive thirst, excessive hunger, and excessive urination. Their blood sugar is high, and they "spill" this sugar into the urine. The weight loss can be attributed to this calorie loss, but also to volume depletion, i.e., dehydration. Most type 2 diabetics present more gradually, and will typically be overweight or obese. ...Read more

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Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

It is not clear: What you mean by excess. Anxiety can cause weight loss, but if you were my client and you had a sudden weight loss with no other significant changes, i would encourage you to see your physician and check for other reasons. It could be a reaction to the mess or another illness. Check it out and let us know what you discover. ...Read more

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37 year old female with unexplained weight loss and fatigue. What could it be?

37 year old female with unexplained weight loss and fatigue. What could it be?

Seek medical care: The symptoms which you describe can pertain to many things. Fatigue (tired) can be the result of anything from lack of sleep to imbalance of hormones to infectious/inflammatory processes and so much more. Coupled with weight loss, you could have a more serious condition than aforementioned. It is advisable you seek medical care. ...Read more

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Light spotting for 18 days no pain. Normal is 3 day with bad cramps also unexplained weight loss - 15 lbs. In 2 weeks. Causes?

Light spotting for 18 days no pain. Normal is 3 day with bad cramps also unexplained weight loss - 15 lbs. In 2 weeks. Causes?

Weight loss: Unexplained weight loss is very important to have evaluated. Schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for evalution. The period irregularity may be caused by this. The period problem is less urgent than addressing unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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41 years of age female, migraine headaches everyday, loss of appetite, fatigued, unexplained weight loss what could be going on?

Med eval: You need an evaluation with your primary care physician. Fatigue, weight loss, frequent headaches may all be related to a single diagnosis. Thyroid disorders, diabetes, chronic infections, and other conditions may present this way and it is important to have an exam and lab tests to get an appropriate eval. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are possible causes of stiff hands upon waking up, aching legs, calves swell easily, sever fatigue & extreme unexplained weight loss?

What are possible causes of stiff hands upon waking up, aching legs, calves swell easily, sever fatigue & extreme unexplained weight loss?

Arthritis: Arthritis can cause the pain but you need a good evaluation by your pcp or rheumatologist to best assess the other symptoms. ...Read more

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How much unexplained weight loss is concerning?

How much unexplained weight loss is concerning?

Not hard and fast: There is no hard and fast rule, but if unintended weight loss is 5% or more of the person's body weight, it warrants an investigation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss in one week. Delighted but is that ok?

Weight loss: I wouldn't worry too much about short-term weight loss over the course of one week. It really depends on your diet during the week as well as any fluid shifts or water loss. If this trend continues then you should see your dr. Many people will lose a significant amount of weight when it gets hot but this only represents water loss. ...Read more

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Large unexplained weight loss severe back and right side painm?

Large unexplained weight loss severe back and right side painm?

See MD ASAP: Any significant weight loss that is unexpected should be diagnosed by an md immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Unexplained weight loss?

What is the definition or description of: Unexplained weight loss?

Unexplained wt loss.: 32 M asks What is the definition or description of: Unexplained weight loss? ANS: weight loss that cannot be explained by any detailed medical history, detailed physical exam and laboratory testing for every known cause. So a very expensive diagnosis to arrive at due to the many tests that must be done to exclude every possible cause. Often used as a waste basket diagnosis. That is pulled out of.. ...Read more

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Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

See a doctor: A 1.5 kg weight loss over 3 months does not sound that serious, esp. since you've regained a kg over the past 2 months. It may well be nothing serious but there is no way any doctor here can know without much more information. There are many possible causes of weight loss. Thus, it is reasonable for you to see a good doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss over last 2 months. was 125lbs, now fluctuate between 118-120. Today I’m 118 - no other symptoms. When should I be concerned?

Some possible causes: Wight loss in a young person can be due to poor nutrition(are you eating normal 3 meals a day and have a normal appetite?). Overactive Thyroid gland can also cause weight loss.
You should take care of your diet (eat well) and if the weight goes down anywhere near 115 for more than 3 days in a row, you should get a medical check up and physical examination by your PCP. ...Read more

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How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

How much weight do you have to lose to have what would be called "unexplained weight loss"?

More than 5-10 lbs.: Losing more than 5-10 pounds without changing your diet, increasing your exercise, and/or due to increased stress could signal a problem. It can be caused by malabsorption, thyroid disease, tapeworm, cancer, etc. Consult a physician immediately to identify the possible sources of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Unexplained weight loss? Losing 30 pounds in a year span with no excerise or diet, is that normal? Could it be anxiety?

Yes, it could.: first, rule out physical. Depression or anxiety both have the shared symptom of unexplained and undesired weight loss or gain. Something in your system is working overtime. Of course, it can certainly be related to other health problems. If the undesired loss of weight is a function of an ongoing low-grade emotional problem, an adult may benefit from asking, "Is something 'eating away' at me?" ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Depends on health.: This is a nonspecific finding that can mean several things. It could be cancer, or diabetes, of infection, or something else. Hyperthyroidism can do it. It also can be due to metabolism pills for weight loss. Other symptoms, and findings can point to a cause. It would be wise to see your doctor to find an explanation. ...Read more

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What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

What point should you go to the doctor for unexplained weight loss?

5 pounds: If there has been absolutely no change in your diet, alcohol consumption, medications, or activity level, a greater than 5 lbs of unintentional weight loss is of concern and warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Carson Liu
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Unexplained Weight Loss (Definition)

32 M asks What is the definition or description of: Unexplained weight loss? ANS: weight loss that cannot be explained by any detailed medical history, detailed physical exam and laboratory testing for every known cause. So a very expensive diagnosis to arrive at due to the many tests that must be done to exclude every possible cause. Often used as a waste basket diagnosis. That ...Read more