The Other Side of Weight Loss

Intentional vs Unintentional Weight Loss

‘Everything in moderation’ is an adage we are all familiar with, especially when it comes to weight loss. Being overweight can cause an array of health issues, including high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, but unintentional weight loss is a health risk that should also be taken seriously. Intentional weight loss is normally called slimming. Weight loss in people who are too heavy or obese can lower health risks, enhance fitness and might delay the onset of diabetes. Losing weight unexpectedly, however, even with a good appetite, can be very distressing, particularly when you don't understand why. Unexplained weight loss may be a symptom of diseases or a condition.

  • Hereditary

 Low weight may be hereditary.

  • Malnutrition

If you are rapidly losing weight it could be a result of your diet. Dramatic weight changes can occur because of inadequate nutrition in one’s diet relative to that person's energy needs and is generally referred to as malnutrition. Symptoms of malnutrition include lack of interest in eating, fatigue and weakness.

  • Stress

Stress from a traumatic event such as a job change, moving, or divorce can cause dramatic weight loss. A solution to this kind of physical change can be counseling; many people notice their weight return after they begin to work through their issues.

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