What Are Symptoms and Signs Related to Unexplained Weight Loss?
- Loss Of Appetite
What Causes Unexplained Weight Loss?
The loss of weight and lack of nutrition associated with a chronic illness is referred to as cachexia. Unexplained, unintentional weight loss is often a result of illness and should be evaluated by a health care professional.
- Bowel Obstruction
- Dental Problems
- Infections (Parasites)
- Medications (Both Prescription and Nonprescription)
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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.