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Unexplained weight loss can be a symptom of a serious condition or illness. For this reason, it is important to seek medical attention if you (or a family member) have weight loss that cannot be explained.

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Unexplained weight loss can occur in anyone. However, it is most common (and most serious) in people who are over the age of 65. Even unexplained weight loss of less than 5 percent of body weight or 10 pounds may be the sign of a serious condition in older people.

You should consult your physician if you have lost more than 5 percent of body weight or 10 pounds without trying in a period of 6 to 12 months. This is especially important if you have other symptoms, too.

Unexplained weight loss is treated by identifying the underlying condition (the condition or illness that is causing the weight loss). If no underlying condition is identified right away, your doctor may recommend a wait-and-see approach, along with a special diet.

Obesity has now become a huge public health issue not only in the developed world but also in developing countries. In view of the health hazards associated with obesity and more importantly for cosmetic reasons, many people, particularly the youth, have started resorting to 'extreme' weight-loss diets to achieve a rapid reduction in weight. These extreme diets are either very low in carbohydrate or very low in fat. Such extreme diets not only make the diet unbalanced but also have safety issues. Moreover, these are not sustainable in the long run. The weight that is lost is regained within a short period of time when people go off these extreme diets. This explains why the popularity of most extreme diets peaks as well as wanes rapidly. Instead of resorting to such extreme diets, correction of obesity is best achieved with balanced, healthy, nutritious diets which are low in calories, combined with adequate physical activity (exercise). Motivational counselling can also help people to initiate weight loss and sustain this weight loss over longer periods of time.

Methods: Data were obtained from an HG website registry, where women with HG were recruited on-line. Respondents were included if they experienced at least 1 live birth>27 weeks' gestation. Extreme weight loss was defined as a loss of >15% of prepregnancy weight.

Conclusions: Extreme weight loss is common among women with HG, suggesting that HG is a form of prolonged starvation in pregnancy and that the long-term effects of this condition on women and their offspring warrant further investigation.

Weight-sensitive sports are popular among elite and nonelite athletes. Rapid weight loss (RWL) practice has been an essential part of many of these sports for many decades. Due to the limited epidemiological studies on the prevalence of RWL, its true prevalence is unknown. It is estimated that more than half of athletes in weight-class sports have practiced RWL during the competitive periods. As RWL can have significant physical, physiological, and psychological negative effects on athletes, its practice has been discouraged for many years. It seems that appropriate rule changes have had the biggest impact on the practice of RWL in sports like wrestling. An individualized and well-planned gradual and safe weight loss program under the supervision of a team of coaching staff, athletic trainers, sports nutritionists, and sports physicians is recommended.

Extreme weight-loss deprives your body of the essential nutrients that are necessary for healthy function. Furthermore, deficiencies in certain nutrients like vitamin D and calcium can lead to an increased risk of developing certain health conditions or predispose you to injury. One such example of a disease associated with nutritional deficiency is anaemia, which is characterised by feelings of weakness and fainting spells and can occur when you your intake of iron is insufficient.

An over-active thyroid can cause rapid weight loss, despite causing constant feelings of hunger. Hyperthyroidism results in the production of excessive amounts of thyroxine, which can push your body's metabolism past its limits.

How do inflammatory conditions affect your weight? The more identifiable, obvious symptom is a sharp decrease in appetite which could be due to an infection. The more insidious reason is that inflammation in the gut affects how nutrients are absorbed and lead to cases of malnutrition.

Depression is often accompanied by a loss of appetite which can lead to weight-loss. Such cases are harder to identify because physical ailments often go unnoticed when they occur in the shadow of psychological issues.

Whether the reason for extreme weight loss is diet-related or medical, practicing proper nutrition can go a long way towards uncovering a remedy. While the situation may be significantly more complicated when a medical condition is involved, addressing diet-related incidences of extreme weight-loss can be a straightforward affair. The key thing to bear in mind is to take things slow with your caloric deficits and not forego general healthy-eating principles.

Your gut has a huge influence on your weight because it directly affects what nutrients are absorbed and handles the disposal of waste materials. A build-up of the latter can lead to gut toxicity which can lead to inflammation and worse. Once again, various vegetables and fruits should be at the forefront of your diet because of their prebiotic content, which allows for intestinal flora to flourish. Fermented food is also recommended due to their high probiotic content, which protects your gut from bad bacteria. Examples of such food include kimchi, greek yogurt and tempeh.

A surplus of protein supports muscle mass retention even when in a caloric deficit. Conventional wisdom dictates 1.4 to 1.6g of protein for every kilogram of body weight for optimal muscle protein synthesis while also supplying you with enough amino acids. Aside from the physiological benefits, protein also carries a very satiating effect which is useful when it comes to suppressing the urge to snack.

In a similar vein, stress can wreak havoc on your attempts at weight management because of its effects on appetite and cortisol levels. Given that stress-eating is such a common culprit of unplanned weight-gain, no diet should be attempted without also adopting stress management habits like meditation. Regular exercise has also been shown to be a great stress-buster, so committing to a reasonable training regimen would do well to support all your other anti-stress hacks.

First, when people lose weight rapidly, especially via fad or crash diets, they are typically unable to maintain it because the weight they lose is often more muscle mass and water and less fat mass compared to people who lose weight gradually.

Another Australian study of 200 participants in The Lancet found that while dieters in the study lost the same amount of weight, the group that lost weight slowly lost 10% more body fat and 50% less lean muscle than the rapid weight loss group[2]Purcell K, Sumithran P, Prendergast L, Bouniu C, Delbridge E, Proietto J. The effect of rate weight loss on long-term weight management: a randomised control trial. The Lancet. 2014;2(12):954-962. .

Further compounding the issue, when people lose weight rapidly, appetite often increases as metabolism decreases, making it almost impossible to keep the pounds off. A study in Obesity reports our bodies prompt us to eat 100 calories more per day for every pound lost[3]Polidori D, Sanghvi A, Seeley R, Hall K. How Strongly Does Appetite Counter Weight Loss? Quantification of the Feedback Control of Human Energy Intake. . Obesity. 2016;24(11):2289-2295. .

The bottom line: Shedding weight sensibly is the way to go. Experts usually say a safe rate is losing around half a pound to 2 pounds a week. With that goal in mind, here are some tried-and-true ways to drop pounds and keep them off for good.

A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals what you eat is most important for weight loss[4]Ludwig D, Ebbeling C.. The Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Obesity: Beyond "Calories In, Calories Out." . JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(8):1098-1103. . The pounds will come off more quickly if you improve the quality of the foods you ingest.

Another water trick? Try drinking two cups of water before each meal. Studies have shown this simple move can increase weight loss as well[8]Pre-meal water consumption for weight loss. Handbook of Non Drug Intervention Project Team. Accessed 1/4/2022. .

And the more muscle you add to your frame, the higher your resting metabolic rate (RMR). Your RMR determines how many calories your body needs to function at rest. The greater your RMR, the more you can eat and not gain weight.

Cutting calories too drastically or working out 24/7 may actually backfire when it comes to weight loss. Most people think shedding pounds requires draconian measures to get results, but allowing yourself adequate recovery time is more productive.

Research shows being accountable works. In one study, two-thirds of participants who joined a weight loss program with friends maintained their weight loss for six months after the meetings ended, compared to just a quarter of those who attended on their own[12]Wing R, Jeffery R. Benefits of recruiting participants with friends and increasing social support for weight loss and maintenance. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1999;67(1):132-8. . Of course, many organizations also suggest having a sponsor or champion on your path to weight loss.

Around the world, and particularly in America, people are concerned about being overweight. They diet, take drugs and exercise to reduce their poundage. They feel ashamed of how they look if they are overweight and they feel they are putting themselves at medical risk if they keep the weight on. Women more than men appear to be concerned about being overweight. Nevertheless, both women and men often turn to different kinds of bariatric surgery as their last, best alternative for losing weight. 041b061a72

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