Reasons for Sudden Weight Loss

Reasons for Sudden Weight Loss – Sudden weight loss is a serious issue to worry for. Everybody loves to have a good toned body so when we lose weight we feel good. But it is a matter to worry when we suddenly start to lose weight without following any diet routine or exercise. Unexpected weight loss and fatigue will surely lead to some serious illness. If you find any sudden changes in your weight then you should take the matter seriously and need to consult doctor immediately. Now we are going to discuss some Reasons for Sudden Weight Loss and their symptoms.
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Reasons for Sudden Weight Loss


Diabetes occurs when body has high glucose level or your body stops reacting to insulin. It disturbs the metabolic rate in body. Diabetes can make person to gain and lose weight. Weight loss mainly occurs when the person is suffering from Type 1 Diabetes.

Symptoms : Feeling thirty, frequent urination, feeling hungry, fatigue, numbness of feet and hands and not healing of wounds.


This is another reason for sudden weight loss. Tuberculosis occurs when body gets affected by bacteria named Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It affects lung, spine, kidney and brain.

Symptoms : Coughing, Fatigue, Unexplained weight loss, fever, chest pain.


Depression is a mental disorder which makes the person feels depressed and lost. This occurs basically due to loss, frustration and stress. This makes person to eat less and to pass sleepless nights and eventually leads to sudden weight loss.

Symptoms : Sleepless lights, less hunger, feeling of hopelessness and helplessness.

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Overactive Thyroid

Thyroid gland our body produces hormone which controls our body metabolism. It also produces a hormone named calcitonin which regulates calcium level in body. When body produces too much thyroid then body suffers hyperthyroidism and one can experience sudden weight loss.

Symptoms : Irregular heartbeat, fatigue, weight loss, blurring of eye, mood swing.

Addison’s disease

It’s a hormonal disorder when adrenal glands produce insufficient hormone cortisol and aldosterone.

Symptoms : Fatigue, weakness and weight loss.

Also read Complications of Kidney Disease

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a stage where the human immune system can destroy other viruses but it can’t flush out this particular virus. HIV destroys the complete immune system so that your body can’t fight infections and diseases anymore. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection.

Symptoms : HIV does not necessarily show any symptom in the beginning but it can start with rash, fever like small issues and can continue to a stretch of death.


Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of cells or tissues. It can be in any part of the body. When it gets extreme it attacks the nervous system and breaks down the immune system. Sudden weight loss is one of the symptoms of cancer.

Symptoms : Joint pain, muscle pain, weight loss, fatigue, night sweat and different issues in the cancerous areas.

Also read What is Skin Cancer

Other reasons for sudden weight loss :

Crohn’s Disease : Inflammatory bowel disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease : Lung disease that makes breathing difficult

Parkinson’s disease : It’s a progressive disorder of nervous system that comes with the age

Peptic Ulcer : Open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine.

Also read How to Manage Sugar, Calories & Weight

Ulcerative Colitis : Inflammatory bowel movement and ulcers in the digestive tract

Malnutrition : Body suffers from absence of proper nutrition

It is always advisable to have check on the weight by get it measured every month. If there is sudden weight loss of near about five kilos it is better to check doctor and have the checkup done.

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