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Unexplained Weight Change

With two in three adults in America being overweight or obese, weight loss is a common goal for many people. If you lose more than 10 pounds without a change in exercise or diet, however, it could be a sign of a serious condition. Unexplained weight loss is a potential symptom in patients with pancreatic, stomach or lung cancer, but it could also result from digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome or celiac disease. Additionally, weight loss is a common symptom of hyperthyroidism and diabetes. With all the potential causes, it is important to consult your doctor to determine the proper treatment.

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May 5, 2014

Last Updated:
August 15, 2014