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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

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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Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

It can: It can do so secondarily. The disease itself doesn't cause weight loss, but it can make you feel sick and weak and decrease your appetite, which can consequently cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Does peptic ulcer disease lead to weight loss?

Weight loss and PUD: Involuntary weight loss is always considered a clinical "red flag." that being said, it is not a surprise that peptic ulcer disease patients may experience less interest in eating due to the pain that meals engender. Under such circumstance, weight loss may follow. However, stomach ulcers may on occasion arise in the setting of cancer, severe physiologic stress, trauma. Don't ignore "red flags.". ...Read more

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Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized by inflammation and ulceration. They are unrelated. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Can diverticulitis cause weight loss?

I guess but...: any time you are ill, especially if you are bloated or nauseous you can lose weight . But if the weight loss has been going on even when you do NOT have an active attack you need to look for another cause. Many bad diseases (cancer) can cause unexplained weight loss ...Read more

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Severe ulcerative colitis with loose, black stools?

Severe ulcerative colitis with loose, black stools?

See Dr: You have some bleeding - maybe - so you should call your doctor today and talk to them about it. They may need to change medications and do some tests. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Cand diverticulitis cause weight loss ?

Cand diverticulitis cause weight loss ?

Diverticulitis: Yes, if it is more chronic , such as c.Difficile colitis .Most forms of 'infectious colitis' are treatable and/or spontaneously get better.Crohns colitis or ulcerative colitis also can lead to weight loss.It all depends on what type of colitis you have. ...Read more

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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

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause weight loss?

IBS: IBS generally does not cause weight loss and this is one of the clues we use to distinguish it from inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, malignancy, other diarrhea casesetc. Obviously if a patient with IBS purposely withholds calories in an effort to control symptoms, weight loss will occur. If you have otherwise unintended weight loss you should be evaluated by your physician for diagnosis ...Read more

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Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

Is chronic diarrhea w/ weight loss a medical emergency?

No, not unless...: Chronic diarrhea by itself is not an emergency. Weight loss by itself is not an emergency. However, they become an emergency if new or worse symptoms occur due to the chronic conditions finally causing the patient's body to decompensate (such as due to finally not having enough water, nutrients, or calories remaining in the body). ...Read more

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Diet for ulcerative collitis ?

Diet for ulcerative collitis ?

Avoid Toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause a drastic weight loss?

Can IBS cause a drastic weight loss?

Check everything!: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize IBS, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, & functional disorders. Involuntary weight loss obligates further evaluation & should not be ascribed to IBS alone. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause unintented weight loss?

Can gastritis cause unintented weight loss?

Yes: can cause stomach pain which can lead the patient to avoid eating and heartburn leading to weight loss. ...Read more

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What is worse: chrons / ulcerative colitis?

Depends: Really depends on the severity, but the benefit with uc in severe cases there is a cure (ie total colectomy) where as with severe crohn's that is not the case. ...Read more

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Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Will weight loss or gain affect my colostomy pouch?

Yes: Yes. An excessive weight gain or loss (from 10 to 15 pounds) can change the fit of your colostomy pouch or alter the wearing time of the pouching system. Be sure to contact your surgeon or enterostomal therapy (et) nurse if weight gain or loss becomes a concern. ...Read more

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Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

Can inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) cause inability to gain weight? Especially muscle mass? Negative for celiac.

It can: For several reasons, patients with ibd are at risk for malnutrition and weight loss. We call this failure to thrive. The inflammation of the lining of the intestine can result in poor absorption of nutrients and vitamins. The chronic inflammation has a high metabolic cost. It burns up calories. Keeping the disease under control, with medication and proper diet helps. ...Read more

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Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost). Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Does Hiatal herenia leads to weight loss (7 kgs lost).  Grade A with reflux esophgaitis.

Reflux esophagitis: Is now known to be associated with biochemical problems in the control mechanisms of the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. This is called dysautonomia and will undoubtedly explain your severe loss of weight. The probability is that you are deficient in vitamin B and magnesium, due to the ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause protein losing enteropathies?

Can appendicitis cause protein losing enteropathies?

No.: These are unrelated conditions. Ask your GI specialist to be sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more