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Sudden weight loss can be a concern. This can point to many problems occurring in the body. If a person has lost more than 5 percent weight within 6 to 12 months, then in this situation they need to contact the doctor immediately. Apart from this, along with weight loss, it is also important to pay attention to other symptoms seen in the body, so that the reasons for weight loss can be known.

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Today, in this article, we will learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of sudden weight loss -

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Doctors for Sudden Weight Loss - Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

There can be many reasons for weight loss, including overactive thyroid, diabetes, and depression. Depending on these reasons, its symptoms can also appear differently in the body. Come, let us know in detail about the causes and symptoms of sudden weight loss -

Overactive thyroid

An overactive thyroid is also called hyperthyroidism. The thyroid gland of a person suffering from this problem produces thyroid hormones in large quantities. This hormone helps control many functions of the body including metabolism. Due to the thyroid being very active, there is a decrease in appetite. Apart from this, this, many other symptoms are seen in the body, such as -

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Type-1 diabetes can also be the reason for sudden weight loss. The immunity of a person suffering from type-1 diabetes attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. In such a situation, due to the lack of insulin in the body, the level of blood sugar becomes uncontrolled. Due to this, the weight of the body decreases very fast. Along with weight loss in diabetes, many other symptoms are seen, such as -

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Due to increasing depression, the weight of the body starts decreasing suddenly. A person suffering from depression feels less hungry. Due to this, the weight of the body starts decreasing very fast. Along with weight loss in depression, many other symptoms can also be seen, such as -

  • Be sad for a long time
  • Low body energy
  • Lapse in concentration
  • Sleeping more or sleeping less
  • Recurring thoughts of suicide
  • Irritability etc.

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Inflammatory bowel disease

Sudden weight loss can be a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease. In this, there is a problem of inflammation in the digestive system. IBD can interfere with the production of the hunger hormone and leptin hormone. The person suffering from this problem feels less hungry, in such a situation the weight of the person starts decreasing very fast. Some of its other symptoms are as follows -

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Due to TB

The weight of a person suffering from TB also suddenly starts decreasing. It is an infectious condition, which usually affects the lungs. TB is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. Because of this, symptoms like weight loss and loss of appetite are seen. The weight of a person suffering from TB decreases very fast. Apart from this, there are other symptoms as well, such as -

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Due to endocarditis, the body weight starts decreasing suddenly. It is a heart disease. Along with the loss of weight of the person suffering from this problem, many other symptoms can also be seen, such as -

  • Stomach ache
  • Pain around the breast
  • Difficulty working etc.

Apart from this, there can be many other reasons for sudden weight loss. Depending on these reasons, its symptoms are different, such as -

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Fluctuations in body weight are normal. However, if the weight loss is happening without lifestyle changes, then the reason could be serious problems. In this situation, it is necessary to contact the doctor. Especially if the reason for a person's body has decreased by 5 percent in 6 to 12 months, then they need to contact the doctor immediately.

Keep in mind that sudden weight loss is treated based on its causes. For example, if a person has an overactive thyroid, then such medicines are given to them so that the thyroid hormone can be controlled. On the other hand, if the body weight is decreasing rapidly due to cancer, then medicines are given based on that.

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There can be many common and serious reasons for sudden weight loss. In such a situation, if a person's weight is decreasing rapidly without any reason, then in this situation contact the doctor immediately, so that timely treatment can be done. Along with this, it is necessary to follow a nutritious diet and a balanced life.

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