If you are one of those or know someone who has been losing weight unintentionally, this article is for you, Though losing or gaining only a few kilos throughout the year is normal, according to many studies, if you lose more than 5 percent of your body weight in less than six months with no change in your diet and without any physical activity, it’s time to see a doctor. Losing a drastic amount of weight cannot be without any reason. Gaining a few kilos during your vacation and losing some after a stomach infection is something normal. But if it is a significant weight loss that doesn’t have an obvious reason you can relate it to, then it might be a sign of some serious underlying health condition. Here are three health issues that might be the underlying causes of your unexplained weight loss. Let’s discuss them in detail.
Cancer: Inflammation and absorption issues could be caused by tumors in the colon and bowels, which affect appetite and how your body processes and absorbs food. With cancer, abnormal cell growth leads to the healthy cells being gradually replaced, causing the “wasting away” process that is common with cancer patients.
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder common in white people in which ingesting gluten causes damage to the small intestine can lead to a drop in weight and tends to be accompanied by other GI symptoms like bloating and diarrhea. Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease can also result in unexplained weight loss due to malabsorption as well.
Pancreatitis: Problems with your pancreas, which produces enzymes that aid in digestion can also lead to unexplained weight loss. People with chronic pancreatitis, a disease in which the pancreas becomes inflamed tend to lose weight quickly (even if they are eating normally) because the body simply doesn’t produce enough enzymes for proper digestion of food to occur.
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