WHY YOU ARE SUDDENLY LOSING WEIGHT: When half the globe wants to lose weight, it is difficult for many to explain that they are losing weight without wanting to do so. They exist and are way more than many would like to imagine. If you are one of those or know someone who belongs to this category.
Though losing or gaining only a few kilos throughout the year is normal, but according to many studies, if you lose more than 5 per cent of your body weight in less than six months with no change in your diet and without any physical activity, it’s time to see a doctor.
significant weight loss that doesn’t have an obvious reason you can relate it to, then it might be a sign of some serious underlying health condition.
An overactive thyroid also called hyperthyroidism can lead to unexplained weight loss. It does not show any visible symptoms and that is why is difficult to detect. Though some symptoms to look out can be increased hunger, palpitations and feeling hot all the time. Not able to sleep at night can also be one symptom of an overactive thyroid. So, if you observe any of the above-mentioned symptoms along with weight loss, it’s time to get your thyroid checked.
GUT DISEASE: Celiac disease is an autoimmune problem related to gluten which can lead to a drop in weight without any other noticeable symptom apart from diarrhoea. This disease causes a problem with pancreas which produces enzymes that aid digestion. Discoloured poop, feeling of nausea after eating fatty food and stomach ache are symptoms of celiac disease
DIABETES: The onset of diabetes can lead to weight loss. Other symptoms to watch out can be peeing and feeling thirsty all the time. Because your body cannot absorb glucose, you have to pee it out. During diabetes, your body sucks energy from your muscles which leads to sudden weight loss.
DEPRESSION: One major side effect of clinical depression is weight loss. Though depression can also lead to weight gain but weight loss is more common.
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory condition that makes one’s appetite suffer and thus, leads to weight loss. This condition can also causes inflammation in your gut which could lead to nutrient malabsorption and lead to weight loss.