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Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (illness) circumstances. Most instances of weight loss arise due to the loss of body fat, but in cases of extreme or severe weight loss, protein and other substances in the body can also be depleted. Examples of involuntary weight loss include the weight loss associated with cancer, malabsorption (such as from chronic diarrheal illnesses), and chronic inflammation.
HOW IS WEIGHT LOSS DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider will do a physical exam and check weight. He will ask details of medical and family history and symptoms. The doctor will also ask questions related to lifestyle of the patient.
HOW IS WEIGHT LOSS TREATED?
Treatment for weight loss depends majorly on the diagnosis. Some people would need antibiotics along with relevant treatments to fight the base problem. Your nutritionist would give you a diet chart that needs to be followed to help you gain healthy weight as per your height and body shape.
DID YOU KNOW?
Weight loss may be the result of:
• the side effects of certain medications
• alcohol misuse or drug misuse
• heart, kidney, lung or liver disease
• a problem with the glands that secrete hormones – such as Addison's disease or undiagnosed diabetes
• a long-term inflammatory condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus
• dental problems – such as losing teeth, having new orthodontics or mouth ulcers
• a condition that causes dysphagia (swallowing problems)
• a disease of the gut, such as a stomach ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or coeliac disease
• a bacterial, viral or parasitic infection, such as persistent gastroenteritis, tuberculosis (TB) or HIV and AIDS
• dementia – people with dementia may be unable to communicate their eating needs