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    Make sure that the weight loss has been done.
    Appetite changes: an increase or decrease.
    Composition of the diet and the patient’s eating habits.
    Possible presence of any gastrointestinal symptoms, although vague.
    Social and psychiatric history to discover sources of anxiety, fear and depression, or special situational problems.

    [b]Weight loss with increased appetite[/b]

    Weight loss in spite of an increased appetite that suggests the possibility of diabetes or hyperthyroidism.
    Conditions related to accelerated metabolism and weight loss
    Neoplasms. An unexplained weight loss in people of middle age or older should suggest the possibility of an occult tumor. The neoplasms determine weight loss by accelerating metabolic processes even in the absence of severe anatomical alterations, endocrine or metabolic.

    Temperature. Infections, neoplasms, cerebrovascular lesions and metabolic disorders may be accompanied by fever. Since the basic metabolic rate increases of 7% for each degree of temperature, the fever alone can cause weight loss. Also anorexia, dehydration and increased protein catabolism that normally accompany any febrile illness may contribute to weight loss.

    Congestive heart failure.
    Chronic infections.
    Excessive physical activity.
    Periods of rapid growth.
    Conditions mainly associated with anorexia or decreased food intake

    [b]DISORDERS PSYCHOGENIC[/b]

    Anxiety and depression are among the most common causes of weight loss, so the importance of psychological and emotional problems should never be underestimated. Depression, anxiety, hysteria or severe psychosis can cause a decrease in the intake of subtle yet important food. Accurate diagnosis requires a full medical history, social and psychiatric.

    Anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is a psychogenic disorder, characterized by loss of appetite and refusal to eat. It occurs mainly in young women between 11 and 35 years old. Signs and symptoms: It is characterized by a loss of weight that can vary from 10 to 50% compared to the previous usual weight.

    It is frequently the spontaneous self-induced vomiting or.
    Usually patients are hyperactive, so out of proportion to the degree of cachexia.
    Diarrhea can occur for abuse of laxatives.
    The patient can sleep a little but wake up refreshed (in contrast to depressed people, who are always tired).
    The acrocyanosis is frequent.
    The growth of axillary and pubic hair is normal.
    Normally patients are assumptions and bradycardia.
    Because of malnutrition, genital function is depressed. Commonly they observed a decrease of urinary estrogen, the absence of corneificate cells in vaginal smears, and the reduction of urinary gonadotropins. There may also be a reduction of urinary 17-keto steroids. However, the plasma cortisol levels are normal, finding that helps to distinguish anorexia nervosa from panhypopituitarism. It is also normal thyroid function.

    [b]DIETARY CAUSES[/b]

    With few exceptions malnutrition in developed countries it is rare. However the possibility of nutritional deficiencies should be considered for drug addicts, alcoholics, the poor, the elderly (especially those living alone) and persons with irregular eating habits. The doctors in treating certain diseases with special diets can sometimes inadvertently prescribe diet too poor causing weight loss or worsening an existing loss.

    [b]DISEASES OF THE MOUTH AND PHARYNX[/b]

    Mechanical. Unsuitable dentures or missing teeth can affect chewing the point of making inadequate quantities and quality of food.

    Neurological injury. Neurological disorders affecting the ability to chew or swallow may result in insufficient food intake and weight loss. Included in this group of diseases are some conditions such as muscular dystrophy, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or lesions of the brain stem and syringomyelia.

    [b]Painful oral lesions:[/b]

    Nutritional diseases, including vitamin deficiencies.
    Painful lesions of the oropharynx due to connective tissue diseases or other illnesses.
    Candidiasis, often associated with the use of antibiotics.
    Gingivitis or other drugs.
    Heavy metal poisoning.

    [b]SIDE EFFECTS OF DRUGS[/b]

    The drugs can cause weight loss collaterally to their main action. The dependence on drugs (for example in the abuse of narcotics or alcohol) is a frequent cause of weight loss. The drugs can induce anorexia (for example digital), nausea and vomiting for a direct effect on the gastrointestinal mucosa. Laxative abuse can lead to poor absorption of nutrients. Finally, some drugs can cause nutritional deficiencies, which in turn can cause anorexia, reduced food intake and weight loss.
    ANOREXIA AND WEIGHT LOSS LIKE SYMPTOMS
    Anorexia and weight loss may be early symptoms or significant in the following disorders:
    Infectious diseases (eg tuberculosis, endocarditis).

    Metabolic disorders:
    • Hypopituitarism
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Addison’s disease

    Blood dyscrasias:
    • Pernicious anemia and other anemias

    [b]Kidney disease.[/b]

    Liver disease:
    • Acute hepatitis
    • Chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis
    Terms of malabsorption
    Tumors:
    • Esophageal cancer
    • Pancreatic cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Lymphomas and leukemia’s

    [b]AIDS[/b]

    Chronic pain syndromes
    Diagnostic approach
    It is obviously impossible to systematically examine every possible cause of weight loss. Clues for a diagnostic approach should be sought in history and physical examination.
    When you cannot find any obvious cause weight loss and when they can be excluded psychogenic disorders, the diagnostic workup should include, at a minimum, the following tests:
    Blood count.

    [b]Erythrocyte sedimentation rate.[/b]

    Urinalysis.
    Routine blood tests including electrolytes, TSH and HIV.
    Fasting blood glucose.
    Search faucal occult blood and parasitological examination.
    RX chest.

    If the first tests come back negative, further investigations are necessary in every case of unexplained weight loss. Should be taken into account at least some of the following tests or procedures:
    Study of skin reactivity (egg. Tuberculin, istoplasmina).

    Serology (syphilis, RA-test, LE phenomenon, antinuclear antibodies).
    Protein and immune electrophoresis.

    Radiological examinations (CT, MRI and ultrasound when indicated).
    Tests to rule out endocrine disorders (eg Addison’s disease, hypopituitarism).
    Biopsy tissue (bone marrow, liver, skin and muscle tissue).
    Radioisotope studies.

    [b]Angiography.[/b]

    Serological diagnosis for HIV, if necessary.
    In the elderly an unexplained weight loss may depend on many factors. Socio-economic factors such as loneliness and isolation can lead to malnutrition. Other possible causes are dementia, delirium, depression, reactions to medications and chronic illness. The normal aging process is manifested by periodic thinness of 2.5-5 kilograms. This fact causes not of great concern infrequently, but can be considered a normal event.

    Patients with unexplained weight loss should be kept under observation until we cannot rule out a systemic disease. If the weight loss is due to organic diseases, over time, invariably, it will identify other symptoms and signs. As they appear you must perform additional diagnostic tests.

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    #4296
    merlin
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    And where do essential oils come into play with this issue? You make no mention of this, despite the forum being devoted to essential oils and health, not just health. Are you merely pushing your website?

    Also, the title of your post is garbled.

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