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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Unexplained Weight Loss

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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

Could excess and anxiety cause unexplained weight loss? I don't now what else it can be because i'm eating normally but keep losing weight.

It is not clear: What you mean by excess. Anxiety can cause weight loss, but if you were my client and you had a sudden weight loss with no other significant changes, i would encourage you to see your physician and check for other reasons. It could be a reaction to the mess or another illness. Check it out and let us know what you discover. ...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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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

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Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Unexplained weight loss==is it always cancer or something bad?

Depends on health.: This is a nonspecific finding that can mean several things. It could be cancer, or diabetes, of infection, or something else. Hyperthyroidism can do it. It also can be due to metabolism pills for weight loss. Other symptoms, and findings can point to a cause. It would be wise to see your doctor to find an explanation. ...Read more

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I have regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have, what to do?

I have regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have, what to do?

See doctor: You need to see your doctor for a check up to find out what's going on. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have?

Please help! I am having regular dizziness and unexplained weight loss what do I have?

See a trusted doctor: Unexplained weight loss and dizziness both are good reasons to be checked out. Most of the time its a fixable problem. ...Read more

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Rib pain on left side feeling nausated but i haven thrown up and unexplained weight loss?

Rib pain on left side feeling nausated but i haven thrown up and unexplained weight loss?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be due to a variety of illnesses, from viral infections to stomach acidity, to pancreatic diseases, plus some others... One can start with a primary care doctor, who can get the details and do an exam. The doctor may order some blood, urine, and xray tests, as needed. ...Read more

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I have changed my diet completly and walk 2-3 miles a week. I have lost 60 lbs since march. Does that sound like unexplained weight loss? ?

I have changed my diet completly and walk 2-3 miles a week. I have lost 60 lbs since march. Does that sound like unexplained weight loss? ?

No: That sounds like weight loss due to lifestyle change. Increasing your activity level to moderate activity level and improving your diet (and ultimately lowering your daily calorie intake) have allowed you to have healthy successful weight loss, not unexplained weight loss! congratulations and keep your activity level high, add some strength training to your current activity & continue to lose! ...Read more

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Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Unexplained weight loss of 58 pounds in 3 years. Drs found giardia. Able to gain weight when treated. Then lost weight again. No more giardias.

Weight Loss: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for concern about Health, Your weight is affected by your calorie intake, nutrient absorption, activity level and overall health. See a Physician for possible diagnosis of Coeliac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Peptic Ulcer, Ulcerative Colitis, Hyperthyroidism; and have treatment. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for depression. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Scott Keith
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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