Unexplained weight loss is when an individual loses a significant amount of weight without an obvious reason, such as changes to their diet or exercise habits. This can indicate an underlying health issue, such as a gastrointestinal disorder or an autoimmune condition. While it’s common to experience some weight fluctuations over time, unexplained weight loss in NYC can be a cause for concern and should be addressed by a healthcare professional.
- Losing 5% or more of body weight within 6-12 months without trying to lose weight
- A decrease in appetite or feeling full sooner than normal
- Difficulty eating or feeling nauseous after meals
- Increased thirst and/or dry mouth
- Fatigue or weakness
- Changes in bowel habits, such as diarrhea or constipation
- Abdominal pain or bloating
- Swollen lymph nodes or a persistent fever
- Increased heart rate or palpitations
- Gastrointestinal disorders, such as celiac disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Endocrine disorders, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or adrenal insufficiency
- Chronic infections, such as tuberculosis or HIV
- Cancer, such as pancreatic cancer or lymphoma
- Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
- Depression or anxiety
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Medications or treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy
- Aging, as the body’s metabolism naturally slows down over time
To learn more about unexplained weight loss in NYC, contact our office today to schedule an appointment so we can help you!
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