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Weight loss: Introduction

Loss of body weight can occur due to various conditions ranging from undereating, eating disorders, to severe metabolic conditions including diabetes. Infant weight loss is often classed as failure to thrive. For inadequate growth without weight loss see poor growth. Any unexplained weight loss needs prompt professional medical advice for diagnosis and treatment....more »

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Causes of Weight loss:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Weight loss. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Weight loss

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Causes of Types of Weight loss:

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Weight loss: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Weight loss, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Weight loss Treatments

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Stories from Users for Weight loss

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Weight loss: Animations

Medications or substances causing Weight loss:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Weight loss as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Weight loss:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Weight loss as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Advil (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Motrin (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Nuprinl (Ibuprofen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Aleve (Naproxen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Naprosyn (Naproxen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Ansaid (Flurbiprofen) interaction
  • Coumadin (Warfarin) and Aspirin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Weight loss: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Weight loss may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Weight loss

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Weight loss: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Weight loss

Metabolic syndrome often undiagnosed: Metabolic syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, is an often overlooked medical condition that causes a cluster of chronic symptoms. There are often four symptoms and conditions...read more »

Undiagnosed causes of weight gain and obesity: Although obesity may be related to lifestyle issues, there are also a number of medical causes of weight gain or obesity that may go undiagnosed. Some of...read more »

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients: A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension,...read more »

Obesity-related conditions undiagnosed in children: A variety of conditions are associated with obesity (see obesity), but these tend to be undiagnosed more often in child patients than in adults. Some of the overlooked...read more »

Undiagnosed celiac disease in pregnancy harms fetus: The failure to diagnose the common but less known digestive disease celiac disease (see symptoms of celiac disease) is linked to adverse fetal outcomes. See misdiagnosis of celiac...read more »

Misdiagnosed weight-related causes of infertility: A woman's weight status can affect her level of fertility. Although obesity or overweight can in themselves reduce fertility, there are...read more »

Weight loss: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Weight loss listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Weight loss as a symptom include:

Definitions of Weight loss:

A reduction in overall body mass.
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The reduction of overall body mass; may be due to disease, diet, or drugs; can be permanent or temporary, and may involve any tissue.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Weight loss:

The list of organs typically affected by Weight loss may include, but is not limited to:

  • General constitution

Detailed list of causes of Weight loss

The list below shows some of the causes of Weight loss mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Weight loss?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Weight loss. Of the 2248 causes of Weight loss that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 18 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 26 causes are "common" diseases
  • 20 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 13 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 70 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 2151 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Weight loss:

The following list of conditions have 'Weight loss' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Weight loss:

The following list of medical conditions have Weight loss or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Weight loss Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Weight loss based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Weight loss:

    Body mass index low
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Weight loss:

    Subtypes of Weight loss:

    Thinness (528 causes), Failure to thrive (955 causes), Growth suppression (4 causes), Anorexia (303 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Weight loss:

    Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Weight symptoms (2043 causes)

    Symptoms related to Weight loss:

    Weight gain (360 causes), Appetite loss (1070 causes), Anorexia (303 causes), Hunger (70 causes), Undereating (104 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Poor diet, Increase in exercise or exertion, Dieting, Starvation, Neglect, Anxiety (895 causes), Aging, Not eating enough, Meal preparation or shopping difficulty, Denture difficulties

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    Medical News summaries about Weight loss

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Weight loss

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