6 Illnesses That Are Often Associated With Rapid Weight Loss

It is in the nature of sicknesses to cause lack of appetite which in turn leads to weight loss. Anyone undergoing sickness is often adviced to take vitamins and supplements to regain lost blood. However, there are some illnesses that cause spontaneous and mass loss in weight. Within a month, the sufferer doubles down on his initial size. Some of these illnesses, according to an article by National Health Service include the following.

 

 

1. Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, significant weight loss happens most often with cancers that affect the stomach, pancreas, esophagus and lung. Cancer is a killer disease that takes no mercy on its sufferer. A person with cancer almost knows that he or she has it before going to see a doctor. Since weight loss can be caused by many factors, it is important to do a test before concluding you have cancer.

 

2. HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS may take many years to finally manifest, but when it does, it starts out by eating the flesh left it you.

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3. Malaria

Malaria zaps your appetite right out of you and gives it back to you two weeks after you have recovered. Malaria is a terrible illness as much as cancer, and can kill in many cases. When you notice someone become really skinny within a few weeks, check in to see if the person is suffering from malaria or just recovered from the illness.

4. Mental health
conditions such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Depression keeps you despondent enough not to eat. And by nature of eating disorders like anorexia, you don’t feel like eating anything.

 

5. Problems with digestion, such as coeliac disease or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

6. Other health conditions, such as an overactive thyroid, type 2 diabetes or heart failure

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