Weight loss (unexpected and unplanned)
Less frequently, unexpected weight loss may be the result of:
Click on the links above for more information about these causes, including adviceon how to manage them.
Sudden, noticeable weight loss can happen after a stressful event, although it can also be a sign of a serious illness.
Your body weight can regularly fluctuate, but the persistent, unintentional loss of more than 5% of your weight over6 to 12 months is usually a cause for concern. Losing this much weight can be a sign
Unintentional weight loss doesn't always have an identifiable underlying cause but, in addition to the causes mentioned above,it's often the result of: depression an overactive thyroid gland (hyp
Less frequently, unexpected weight loss may be the result of: the side effects of certain medications alcohol misuse or drug misuse heart, kidney, lung or liver disease a problem with the glan