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Unexplained Weight Loss: All you need to know

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Unexplained weight loss is defined as the weight loss of 10 pounds or more or 5% of body weight within the interval of 6–12 months without any explained reason.


Unexplained weight loss (i.e. more than 5 pounds or 5% reduction in body weight in 6–12 months) occurs in 15% to 20% of older people and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. [1]



- Can be a symptom of a chronic disease or serious illness
- Can be due to various physiological, psychological, and social factors
- Affects all ages but is common in older people
- Presents risk factor for higher mortality in elderly patients


Also called: Unintentional weight loss and losing weight without trying


Symptoms


Self-Diagnosable
Unintentional weight loss without a known reason is the main symptom that may appear with some additional symptoms.


Treatment


Self-Care: A balanced diet, healthy lifestyle, regular exercise prescribed by a health provider


Medications: Prescribed medicines, appetite stimulators, flavor enhancer, and other medicines


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