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Weight Loss is not a disease on its own, but an indication of an underlying cause. Causes of weight loss vary widely, from cancer to kidney disease to thyroidism. Psychological problems also cause weight loss. Symptoms of Weight Loss depend on the cause of loss of weight. Symptoms that accompany unexplained weight loss are:
• Excessive tiredness
• Muscle wastage
HOW IS WEIGHT LOSS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a nutritionist who would conduct some tests to check for the root cause and also check your weight.
HOW IS WEIGHT LOSS TREATED?
Treatment of unexplained weight loss depends on the cause. Diseases like cancer, thyroid problems and liver problems need to be treated appropriately.
DID YOU KNOW?
There are cases where extreme weight loss can leads to death, especially anorexia or bulimia.