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Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Unintentional weight loss. Low iron levels low b12 and folate (folic acid). Can't get answers. ?

Wt loss, low iron : Could be from a vast number of possibilities. This question requires more information. A good history, physical exam and scrutiny of current , past and future bloodwork will all help piece together this puzzle. In general low iron in healthy premenopausal women is usually from menstruation or pregnancy. The weight loss is somewhat worrisome. Highly recommend a formal consultation with a doctor. ...Read more

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


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Why and how do some conditions cause unintentional weight loss?

Why and how do some conditions cause unintentional weight loss?

Unrelated conditions: Such weight loss could potentially result from an unrelated condition. Your symptom of blood in the stool should be addressed by consultation with a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Need help. Is 20lbs (unintentional) weight loss in a year a lot?

Need help. Is 20lbs (unintentional) weight loss in a year a lot?

Yes: If truly unintentional without any known change in diet or exercise habits, it should be discussed w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Gluteal wasting with unintentional weight loss?

Get checked ASAP: Unintentional wt loss means loss of wt despite keepng all normal/usual diet and activities--no intention of losin wt--and so this is not normal. I would suggest consulting doc as soon as possible to find out what is causing the wt loss. In the meantime, try to increase intake to combat the excessive loss. Ensure/boost supplements may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Gluteal wasting and unintentional weight loss. Is there a connection?

Gluteal wasting and unintentional weight loss. Is there a connection?

Unintentional weight: This could be serious.Muscle wasting together with unintentional weight loss could indicate cancer.Immediate visit to your family doctor is required for further investigation! ...Read more

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Is there an association between unintentional weight loss and cysts on face?

Is there an association between unintentional weight loss and cysts on face?

Doubtful: If your diet has changed because of acne-and you are avoiding fats-maybe. ...Read more

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My breasts have gone down a bra size and i haven't lost allot of weight, why? What could cause unintentional weight loss in my chest?

My breasts have gone down a bra size and i haven't lost allot of weight, why? What could cause unintentional weight loss in my chest?

Fat is fat: When you actively lose weight, you burn up fat stores in your body -- and one of the important fat stores in women is their breasts. Try directing your exercise at your abdomen, which is where most women try to lose the weight and increase the muscle. ...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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Unintentional Weight Loss (Definition)

Unintentional weight loss is any loss of body mass that was not due to intentional dieting or weight-loss, ...Read more