What Does Unintentional Weight Loss Mean?

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Definition

Unintentional weight loss is a decrease in body weight that is not voluntary. In other words, you did not try to loss the weight by dieting or exercising.

See: Intentional weight loss


Alternative Names

Loss of weight; Losing weight without trying


Common Causes

There are many causes of unintentional weight loss. Some are listed below:

  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea that is chronic (lasts a long time)
  • Drugs, including amphetamines, chemotherapy drugs, laxatives (when abused), and thyroid...
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