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Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Does the myloprolifitive blood cancer- polycythemia vera cause weight loss and fatigue?

Yes,it can cause.: In addition to the prolems of thromosis from excess cellular volume , patients have general symp. Such as fatigue-in nearly 80 percent of people, generalized itching, night sweats, fever , bonepain, and weight loss. Any type of cancer whether blood related or not-like lung , breast cancer patients have symptoms have weight loss, fatigue as cels proliferate in great numers in a short period. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Can ulcers cause weight loss, weakness and fatigue?

Can ulcers cause weight loss, weakness and fatigue?

Yes, that is : Possible. Especially so if there is significant weight loss or bleeding. ...Read more

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What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

What causes excessive thirst, weight loss, dry mouth, fatigue?

Could be diabetes: - with the classic "three "p"s present. Polydipsia, polyphagia, polyuria. Do you have a an appetite and consume large quantities of food and still are losing weight? Are you urinating very frequently? Of course other conditions can cause xerostomia, weight loss, and fatigue. So the best approach is to see a pcp and have a workup. ...Read more

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What could cause normal Growth Hormone level but reduced IGF-1 level. Initial symptoms weight loss and fatigue.

What could cause normal Growth Hormone level but reduced IGF-1 level.  Initial symptoms weight loss and fatigue.

Growth hormone: At age 52 your growth should have stopped at about age 25. The growth hormone level should be stable. Weight loss and fatigue suggests that you see your primary doctor and also sees a Psychologist to see if your symptoms are emotional or not. If emotional you will be well cared for. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)? Normal CBC. Low-end salivary cortisol. Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination. More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Causes of weight loss despite eating like pig (fast food, mini muffins, sugared bevs)?  Normal CBC.  Low-end salivary cortisol.  Other Sx are fatigue, sleep issues, and excessive urination.  More likely adrenal failure or cancer, and what kind?

Rule out diabetes: And not diabetic? Doubt cancer. And why would you have adrenal failure out of the blue? Not a chronic steroid user, are you? Or had recent infection? Sounds like you need to see an endocrine if your PCP can‘t figure it out. Could be an autoimmune thing, too. ...Read more

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Can cardiomyopathy cause fatigue and weight loss?

Can cardiomyopathy cause fatigue and weight loss?

Fatigue yes/WL maybe: A flabby heart that is unable to pump properly means that not enough blood is properly circulating. And this can cause feelings of fatigue. However, a enlarged heart is unlikely to cause weight loss unless there is very poor blood flow and there is also muscle loss. Usually, cardiomyopathy results in weight gain because of slowing metabolism. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more