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Jogging A Loss Of Appetite
Is weight loss due to a lack of appetite from anxiety or stomach virus considered "unexplained weight loss"?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?
Yes: Diuretics don't get rid of fat, they just cause you to urinate out more water, and can therefore cause dehydration. When you are dehydrated, blood volume is reduced (less water in the bloodstream), so sudden position changes can easily cause a drop in blood pressure ("orthostatic hypotension"), which can cause lightheadedness, loss of balance, and even possibly passing out. ...Read more
Yes. : Mono is often accompanied by inflammation of the liver and enlargement of the spleen, these combine to give you a feeling of being full very quickly, and to dec your appetite. Your liver functions should be periodically checked by your doctor to make sure all returns to normal, and to let you know when you are safe to resume normal activities such as contact sports and alcohol consumption. ...Read more
Partially: Any exercise can contribute to weight loss. Stationary cycling can burn 400-500 calories/hr; one pound is 3500 calories, so you would have to exercise 8-9 hrs to burn up 1 pound. Diet is a necessary component to weight loss. There is no way to 'spot exercise' to lose fat in any certain area. Good luck. Consistency is the key. Exercise and diet both play important roles in weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is frustrating: This can be frustrating. The most important thing to do is expand how you measure success of your workouts. The other measures of success include how you feel, how your clothes fit, a sense of accomplishment, what friends say, etc. Your weight may be increasing because of increased fluid retention by sore muscles. Keep up the good work, don't get frustrated, and you will see results. ...Read more
Feeling lightheaded, loss of appetite, weakness, lack of energy/fatigue and a little shaky for a couple of weeks.
Extreme Dizziness, extreme fatigue and weight loss of over 20 lbs without much change of diet (within 4 months). What would cause this in a person ?
Can loss of height be due to loss of energy resiliency in the disc spaces. Or loss of water, high blood sugar, loss muscle spasticity after psych meds?
See doctor: Unintended weight loss is a cause for concern and you should consult your doctor. ...Read more
Consider this...: Gi tract has a limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. Many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, metabolic, ; functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies will find your answer ; direct treatment. Chance of pregnancy? ...Read more
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