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What could cause unexplained weight loss?

What could cause unexplained weight loss?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Losing Weight (Definition)

Losing Weight is also known as Lose weight. 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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Will unexplained weight loss kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will unexplained weight loss kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possible: Hi, you need to have a full history and physical exam, also an eval of the stresses in your life. You need to have a diagnosis, unexplained weight loss is a symptom not really a diagnosis. Yes, its true that unexplained wt. Loss could be a sign of a lethal disease such as some types of cancer.But, an experienced physician may find that your weight loss has an explanation and is treatable/curable. ...Read more

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My dad is experiencing unexplained weight loss despite his cured lung cancer. please suggest how to increase it.his appetite is fine?

My dad is experiencing unexplained weight loss despite his cured lung cancer. please suggest how to increase it.his appetite is fine?

Cancer: You have listed lung cancer with bone metastasis. This is not curable. What treatments did he have? why are you under the impression that he was "cured"? The unexplained or unintentional weight loss is due to cancer (consumption disease) until proven otherwise. Return to your oncologist for workup. ...Read more

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What could cause unexplained weight loss?

Lots of things: Please see your doctor about this right away. The possibilities include some form of chronic disease be it intestinal, thyroid, cancer, depression, etc. The list is very lengthy and you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

Please help. i am concern with my unexplained weight loss. last march 23 my weight is 56.5, april23 - 54, may23 - 55, june19 - 55kilos, i'm worried?

See a doctor: A 1.5 kg weight loss over 3 months does not sound that serious, esp. since you've regained a kg over the past 2 months. It may well be nothing serious but there is no way any doctor here can know without much more information. There are many possible causes of weight loss. Thus, it is reasonable for you to see a good doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Large unexplained weight loss severe back and right side painm?

See MD ASAP: Any significant weight loss that is unexpected should be diagnosed by an md immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss in one week. Delighted but is that ok?

Unexplained weight loss in one week. Delighted but is that ok?

Weight loss: I wouldn't worry too much about short-term weight loss over the course of one week. It really depends on your diet during the week as well as any fluid shifts or water loss. If this trend continues then you should see your dr. Many people will lose a significant amount of weight when it gets hot but this only represents water loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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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


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