Weight Loss

Losing weight is not really a medical symptom if it is explained by lifestyle changes. That means you’re eating less, eating better foods, or exercising more. Changes to appetite can also cause weight loss, and can be the cause of disease (see “poor appetite”). Another common cause would be ...

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Summary: Reduction inexisting body weight. ...1,2

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Simple Causes: Weight loss need not be a major disease. In fact, it is often explained by simple changes that have occurred in your lifestyle, such as:

  • Eating less. Are you just eating less foods, less often, dieting, or cooking ...
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Causes of Weight Loss

Unintentional weight loss Sudden, noticeable weight loss can happen after a stressful event, although it can also be a sign of a serious illness. It's normal to lose a noticeable amount of weight after the stress of changing jobs, divorce ...3

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Causes List for Weight Loss

Possible causes of Weight Loss (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

To be precise, it is important to correctly describe the symptom. Weight loss is usually well understood, but there are still a few symptoms that may be a more precise description of the symptom:

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN001653/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ unintentional-weight-loss/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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