Unexpected Weight Loss Sudden Weight Loss May Mean Tumor Growth
Getting too thin lately? Sudden and unexpected weight loss is one of the first important symptoms of tumor. You may experience excessive and unexpected loss of weight first before you can be diagnosed with the exact type.
Sometimes, when you drop a few pounds without trying or meaning to, it may be a pleasant surprise. But losing those kilos way too much is unhealthy and is a reason to go to a doctor.
What is considered "unexpected and unhealthy weight loss"?
If you're not doing anything to make you lose those kilos but you still do at 10 lbs or more, then something is wrong. Getting too thin is a very important symptom your body is giving you.
What are other causes of unintentional weight loss?
Losing a lot of weight that is unexpected to can be a result of any of the following:
Changes in your diet or activity level
Over-the-counter (OTC) medication you may be taking
Feelings of anxiety or depression
Poor absorption of nutrients by your body
Difficulty in chewing because of dental problems.
Unhealthy and unexpected loss of body mass can also be attributed to some diseases such as diabetes or hyperthyroidism. But if you consistently lose weight with no reasonable explanation for it and you're not trying to shed some pounds off, then it can be a reason to be concerned with.
Unexpected loss of weight is usually a first symptom of tumor growth. It happens almost always with the following types: pancreatic, esophageal and lung cancers.