What is Weight Loss?

Your body weight may fluctuate, but it becomes severe when you unintentionally lose more than 5% of your weight over 6 to 12 months. This condition can signify malnutrition, where a person’s diet doesn’t contain enough nutrients.

What causes Weight Lost?

Lack of nutrition is associated with loss of weight

Attempt to see your doctor if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight. Keep in mind that not all weight loss is severe. This condition can happen after a stressful event or a life-changing event. However, weight loss may be a sign of one of these medical conditions.

Causes of weight loss include, but are not limited to:

  • Addison Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Muscle Loss
  • Parasite infection
  • Overactive thyroid
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viral infection (such as CMV or HIV)

How is weight loss treated?

Weight loss is treated by identifying the underlying condition. If no underlying disease is placed, we may recommend a special diet.