Causes of Sudden Weight Loss in Women

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While there are many women who put in a lot of effort to lose weight, some women  undergo a weight loss rapidly for no proper reason. Yes! It might be due to several health issues that you might be aware of. If this is your case, then read on to find out the causes behind your sudden weight loss-

1) Parasites

Parasites attack your stomach and create gastrointestinal issues which can lead to sudden and severe weight loss. If you are facing itching during the night, soreness in the mouth, tiredness, bloating or gas, then it might be due to parasites that have invaded your stomach. You need to consult your doctor for medication that can help rid your tummy of parasites


2) Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is another cause of severe weight loss. If your joints are paining, it might be due to arthritis- a serious inflammatory disorder. This will suck more of your body’s energy and will burn more fat and calories on a daily basis, thereby leading to rapid weight loss. It is a common disorder that occurs in women between the age group of 30 – 50 on an average.


3) Gut Disease

When you lose weight rapidly, it might also be due to a gut disease wherein the main reason is malabsorption. Crohn’s disease, intolerance of lactose, celiac disease or a damage in the intestines, might also lead to weight loss. Malabsorption mainly occurs when your gut fails to absorb the required nutrients into your body in order to keep it functioning in a healthy manner.  This can be treated with a gluten-free diet or a proper discussion with your gastroenterologist.


4) Poor Diet

When you fail to follow a healthy diet, it naturally leads to weight loss. As you grow older, the part of your brain that controls the appetite, gets debilitated and as a result, you might feel full for longer hours. In this case, you would end up with a weight loss with no proper nutrient intake for your body-something which is essential to keep your body functioning in a healthy manner.


5) Depression and Stress

There are many people who might be going through depression, which is a clear indication of lack of interest in day to day activities. This might also affect their eating habits in a big way leading to weight loss. Stress is another factor which leads to severe weight loss because when a person is stressed, a component called hypothalamus subsides the appetite in their body. This might lead to irritability, indecision, lack of sleep and severe weight loss.


6) Cancer

There are different types of cancer or tumors that can occur in your stomach. These cancers or tumors can might lead to severe weight loss due to malabsorption or inflammation. So consult your doctor and he will check the oesophagus connecting the throat to the stomach, bowel, and intestines to understand the root cause of the weight loss.

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