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Ailments that can be causing Change in your Body Weight

An unexplained weight loss can be worrisome. Hence, not seeking immediate medical help can make things worse. Here are some conditions that can make your body weight to drop.

Weight Management By Vasudha Bhat / Oct 21, 2014

The Culprits

A sudden loss of weight accompanied by fatigue can be a sign of a serious ailment. The exact cause of weight loss may not be clear but, it is believed that an underlying health condition can be the culprit thus, an immediate medical assistance should be taken. Drastic change in the body weight can be a sign of progressive illness therefore, here we give the all the probable conditions which may be making the body to lose its weight.

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Diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels. Diabetics often experience excessive thirst or urination, tingling sensation, weight loss and fatigue.

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When you have an over-active thyroid gland, it can cause severe changes in the weight. Patients suffering from the condition experience mood swings, palpitation, fatigue, breathlessness and increased sweating.

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Though the symptoms of cancer largely depend on its type but, unexplained weight loss and fatigue are a common symptom often seen in cancer patients.

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Caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, people who suffer from the condition often experience pain in the chest, coughing and night time sweating besides, fatigue and drastic changes in body weight.

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The most known symptoms of depression are sleeplessness and stress. But, besides these a depressed person may also experience sudden changes in the weight.

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The symptoms of HIV infection start showing up in later stages but, as the infection progresses various symptoms, including weight loss, start showing up.

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Stomach Disorders

When a person suffers from irritable bowel syndrome, it creates troubles with digestive system. This leads to sudden change in the weight with abdominal pain and diarrhea.

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