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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
57 doctors shared insights

Unintentional Weight Loss (Overview)

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


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What could cause unintentional weight loss?

What could cause unintentional weight loss?

Wt. loss: Metabolic causes such as abnormal thyroid, medications such as stimulants, emotional such as depression. ...Read more

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
57 doctors shared insights

Unintentional Weight Loss (Overview)

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


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Unintentional weight loss. Does that mean cancer or just the heat?

Unintentional weight loss. Does that mean cancer or just the heat?

Any one who: Has tried to lose weight knows how hard it is. Dieting, exercise; you work hard; no change in weight. So, if pounds beging to fall off effortlessly, you may want to ask why. There are benign causes, but it is cardinal sign of cancer, and >10% wt loss conveys poor prognosis. ...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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Losing Weight (Checklist)

Early on, visit your primary care physician to check general health
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Drink half your weight in ounces of water
Daily
Consult a nutritionist if you're unsure of healthy food choices
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Eat on a regular basis (3 meals, 2 snacks) to avoid excessive hunger
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Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Can heartburn and stomach acid problems cause a loss of appetite and 30lbs of unintentional weight loss in 4 months?

Abnormal : There is something else going on if you have lost 30 pounds without meaning to in 4 months. Heartburn to the point of preventing you from eating is serious enough to warrant close evaluation by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What could cause unintentional weight loss?

Wt. loss: Metabolic causes such as abnormal thyroid, medications such as stimulants, emotional such as depression. ...Read more

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Managing Hair Loss (Checklist)

Eat foods high in protein, low in sugars
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Don't tie your hair too tightly
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Use deep oil conditioning at least weekly
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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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. 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