Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is Loose Bowels A Sign Of Weight Loss

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

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


3

3
Bowel changes and unexplained weight loss. What should I do?

Bowel changes and unexplained weight loss. What should I do?

See a GI specialist: Could be something minor but given those combination of symptoms, i would want to do a colonoscopy +/- upper endoscopy too. ...Read more

4

4
Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Weight loss: weight-loss is not a normal symptom of IBS. If you have persistent unexpected weight loss, you should discuss this with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

5

5
Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Could inflammatory bowel disease cause weight loss and loss of appetite?

Yes: but you would most likely also have other symptoms such as abdominal cramping and diarrhea, bloody stools, etc. Not just weight loss and loss of appetite. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment of your symptoms! ...Read more

6

6
Grumbling just below my left rib cage moor in bowel region what could it be eating ok no weight loss no pain when asleep?

Grumbling just below my left rib cage moor in bowel region what could it be eating ok no weight loss no pain when asleep?

The grumbling is nor: -mal. it is gas moving past stool in the colon at the hepatic flexure. sounds are called borborigmey (sp) which is normal peristaltic activity. if constipated add fiber and keep well hydrated. to set your mind at ease, see your PCP for an eval. ...Read more

7

7
Bowel changes and unexplained weight loss. What kind of doctor should I see?

First, primary care: Many different conditions can cause bowel changes leading to weight loss. Various diseases of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas, stomach and small or large intestines can cause nutrient malabsorption, diarrhea and weight loss. I would recommend starting with a primary doctor who can order relevant tests. Then they can refer to a gastroenterologist specialist, as needed, for more extensive testing. ...Read more

9

9
Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

You are NOT : Healthy since these symptoms are probably those of ibs. Commonest cause is lousy diet but it could be the beginning of inflammation. Try first by getting rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners. Other potential causes are milk and milk products and gluten. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
17 doctors shared insights

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. Oscar Novick
3,228 doctors shared insights

Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more