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Cachexia: Introduction

Cachexia: physical wasting with loss of weight and muscle mass caused by disease. See detailed information below for a list of 64 causes of Cachexia, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Cachexia

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Cachexia: Symptom Checker

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

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Cachexia Treatments

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Cachexia: Animations

Cachexia: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Cachexia: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Cachexia

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Cachexia: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Cachexia: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Cachexia listed in Disease Database:

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

Definitions of Cachexia:

State of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, weakness, and emaciation; occurs during the course of a chronic disease.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Any general reduction in vitality and strength of body and mind resulting from a debilitating chronic disease
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

State of general ill health characterized by malnutrition, weakness, and emaciation; occurs during the course of a chronic disease.
- (Source - CRISP)

Loss of body weight and muscle mass, and weakness that may occur in patients with cancer, AIDS, or other chronic diseases.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Cachexia

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

How Common are these Causes of Cachexia?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cachexia. Of the 64 causes of Cachexia that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 47 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cachexia:

The following list of conditions have 'Cachexia' 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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Causes of Cachexia Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Cachexia 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 Cachexia:

    Wasting syndrome
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Cachexia:

    Medical Conditions associated with Cachexia:

    Weight symptoms (2043 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Fatigue symptoms (3235 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Eating symptoms (2462 causes), Pain (6458 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Muscle weakness (4300 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Sick (5751 causes), Food symptoms (1907 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Energy symptoms (3108 causes)

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