Diabetes can cause unexpected weight loss as cells starve due to insufficient sugar uptake. If experiencing unintended weight loss, get blood tests.
Craving salty foods, sudden weight loss? It might be Addison's disease, rare condition—low cortisol & aldosterone. Treat with oral corticosteroids.
Hyperthyroidism: overactive thyroid, excess thyroxine causes weight loss, hair loss, hunger, sweating, rapid heartbeat. Seek medical advice.
Unintended weight loss due to stomach burning may indicate ulcers. Lifestyle changes can help ease symptoms. Seek medical advice.
Rheumatoid arthritis: autoimmune condition causing weight loss with tender joints, fever, appetite loss, fatigue, and stiffness. No known cure.
Unexplained weight loss may signal cancer. Look for warning signs like black stool (upper GI cancer) or chronic cough (lung cancer). Screen promptly.
Rapid weight loss can result from stress or anxiety, affecting digestion & appetite. Seek counseling if unexplained weight loss occurs.
Celiac disease: skin rash, weight loss, anemia, tingling legs, seizures. Gluten-free diet eases symptoms within six months. Act promptly.
Unexplained weight loss, stomach pains, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue may indicate parasitic worms. Some self-resolve, others need treatment.
Possible tuberculosis if unexplained weight loss with chest pain, breathing/cough pain. Serious lung infection needing 6-9 months treatment.
Hypercalcemia: high blood calcium causing bone pain & weight loss. Treatment: monitor, meds, or surgery depending on severity. Mayo Clinic.