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Monday, June 1, 2015

SUDDEN WEIGHT LOSS, SHOULD YOU BE AFRAID?



Weight loss can be connected to different factors and sometimes it can be a serious issues that needs quick medical support, while some are just based on lighter factors that doesn’t need panic over. Weight loss can include how many calories you consume, your activity level, age, health condition and even your economic status. Funny? No it’s not.

When you begin to notice sudden weight loss it should spark-up attention, as this could certainly mean you have a health issue that is damaging your body gradually.
Although there are different opinions to when sudden weight loss becomes an issue to have sleepless night about, for this reason most medical practitioners state that weight loss is a cause for concern when the person loses about 5percent of their normal weight in a period of six months to a year.


This is considered true for those who are older, this means that if a person was to weigh about 160 pounds and looses 8 pounds within six months then this can be considered as red flag.
BOLA AKINBOADE- BELLO brings to you a quick look at the none serious causes and the serious ones.

THE NONE SERIOUS ONES
Sometimes weight loss can be due to switch of job for example, or going through a life changing event such as break-up or loss of a relative, or for someone who is always depressed.
In such cases it is possible to rapidly gain the weight back as soon as things bounce back on track. Having an eating disorder can also be a factor, although surprisingly this is categorized under none serious weight loss because it is faster to get help for such condition. So if you feel you are probably having this same eating disorder as stated above then talk to someone about it, or quickly consult your doctor for counseling on how to overcome such problem.

THE SERIOUS ONES!
If you haven’t taken any drug pertaining weight loss and you suddenly experience this dramatic and fast change,  then you may have to seriously check up on your doctor and explain of how exactly things are changing.

Here are some lists of what’s can cause sudden loss of weight.

COMMON CAUSES OF SUDDEN LOSS OF WEIGHT

  •  Depression

  • Diarrhea

  • Oral ulcers

  • Viral infections, such as the common cold, that can affect appetite

OTHER CAUSES OF SUDDEN LOSS OF WEIGHT

  • Cancer

  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland)

  • Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland)

  • Abdominal infection

  • Gastroenteritis

  • Malnutrition

  • Dementia

  • Celiac disease

  • HIV/AIDS

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