In this post, I will delve deeper into some of the possible/probable causes of the person’s unintentional weight loss, afterall, what is weight loss about? It can be a grave concern when you do not know so here are some things that you should consider/Look into.
Please remember that without any form of diet in place or a cut back on the intake of foods OR a big dietary change happening then you really should seek medical attention sooner rather than later as it certainly is not normal to lose weight without these points.
So, What Is Weight Loss About
As I just alluded to it really can be a bad sign indeed and medical advice should be sought. Although humor can be added to the equation as ” If only my diet would work as well as yours!” it is actually missing the point entirely.
Top 10 Causes Of Unintentional Weight Loss
Unintentional weight loss can be a very bad sign indeed. Especially when you have not altered your diet in any way. It can be a sign of any number of illnesses or diseases. It is very simply known as unintentional weight loss as I have just said.
I will now list the more commonly associated illnesses or diseases as more often than not is has to be considered a cause for concern. If you are unsure about contracting one of the below-mentioned ones then contact your medical professional and to not let time pass you by. They are obviously listed in no particular order –
1 – The first one to be aware of is Lung cancer. This is very serious and will result in death.
There are two main kinds of lung cancer, there is NON-small cell and small cell. The NSMC (Non-small cell carcinoma) These are then divided up into subcategories –
Large cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
The three subcategories actually mainly affect smokers.
According to the ACS (American cancer society) Non-small cell lung, This is by far the most common cancer of all the reported lung cancers and is responsible for around 90%.
The gender question of which contract it more often males or females? Is a very interesting one as during the past 30 or so years the number of cases of lung cancer “Victims” has dropped in males yet it has risen in females.
NSCLC – (Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer) This is by far the most common cancer
Epidermoid – cell carcinoma (small cell cancer) is responsible for 25%-30% of all reported cases of lung cancers and the main cause of this disease is smoking.
Adenocarcinoma – It is responsible for around 40% of all cases of lung cancer. It is linked to smoking, however, this form of cancer is actually the most common one in non-smokers as well.
Large cell carcinoma is the most aggressive for of lung cancer spreading very quickly and it accounts for around 15% of all reported cancers)
SCLC – (Small Cell Lung Cancer)
This is also referred to as oat cell cancer mainly by the medical profession. It is very rare indeed for a non-smoker to contract this form of the disease as it is predominantly smoking related.
Now it is possible to actually have developed lung cancer even though it did not start there. The treatment for this however very much depends on where it did originate from. (start from) So, if you are diagnosed with lung cancer ask your medical professional to try and find out where actual cancer would have originated from. This is important for you so that you are able to find out the correct information on the type of cancer in question.
So, if you are diagnosed with lung cancer ask your medical professional to try and find out where actual cancer would have originated from. This is important for you so that you are able to find out the correct information on the type of cancer in question.
On a slightly lighter note, we can take a quick look at nutritional deficiencies. This is also known as malnutrition. It is very basically explained as the body not receiving enough of a particular nutrient. This can cause unexplained weight loss also. You should always try to have a diet rich in nutrients to stop the chance of this happening to you.
You need to eat the best breakfast foods available and also some healthy food for lunch as your diet must be a balanced one. Ignore the reference to weight loss in the first post as I am aware you need to gain it, but please be aware that the foods which are suggested help to make up a balanced diet and this is what you need, for sure!
If you are going to change your diet then it is always a good idea to talk with your doctor or a dietician if you have one, about the alteration.
To simply put it diabetes is a condition whereby you are producing too much glucose for your body to actually use up. It is carried throughout your body by the blood.
This happens when the bodies organ the pancreas, either does not produce enough insulin or in fact, produces none at all as is in some cases. The hormone insulin actually allows the body to absorb the glucose that is in the system. When the glucose does enter the cells it is used by them as energy to help us perform our daily routines such as going to work.
So if you suffer from diabetes then what happens is that the body does not use this glucose in the correct manner so it is stored in the blood where it can get to very high levels. This glucose can also not be used as fuel for energy.
Type 1 Diabetes And Type 2 Diabetes
There are two main types of diabetes and they are type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Type one is what is known as insulin dependent. This happens when the bodies pancreas produces no insulin at all. It is very VERY important if you think you may have diabetes to get diagnosed as soon as you possibly can as it only gets progressively worse if it goes untreated.
Often type one diabetes is to be found in children, hence it being known as early onset diabetes or juvenile diabetes as a large percentage of type one cases that are diagnosed are in children.
So, with the pancreas not producing any insulin at all in type one diabetes it has to be found elsewhere and the only way we as a species can locate it is via injection. Hence the insulin dependent name.
Type 2 diabetes is not insulin dependent. It is by far the most common kind of diabetes, usually appearing in people over the age of 40 although it can be contracted at an earlier age than this.With type 2 diabetes the insulin either does not work in the correct manner or there simply is not enough being produced to allow the glucose to be absorbed by the bodies cells.
Diabetes Effects On Weight loss
Let me start this section off my pointing you in the direction of a marvelous website that will explain all about diabetes and unintentional weight loss. The site to which I refer is called diabetes.co.uk
A steady decrease in our weight using nutritional changes and some exercise as I have said throughout this website is considered very healthy and a positive for out health. (Heart, Cholesterol and blood pressure) but, what you may be completely unaware of is that getting healthier in terms of getting “healthier” and losing weight actually reduces insulin resistance.
So in short, we do not want to be very resistant to insulin as this will result in us needing higher than normal levels of it in order for it to enter are cells to be converted into energy for us to use. Hence type to diabetes occurs. It can and does happen in the very inactive person. BUT –
Although unintentional weight loss is seen if anything, a benefit to sufferers of diabetes, it can be very bad for it as well. People with high blood sugar tend to urinate more than the average person. This then leads to dehydration which is linked to an unhealthy weight loss. Also, muscles can be made to breakdown which too can cause very unhealthy weight loss as we should know, muscle is even heavier than fat.
Get checked out if you have concerns
Again, very simply put Parkinson’s disease is one that affects people who do not have enough of the chemical called dopamine in their brain. This is due to some of their nerve cells having died. A common trait of people with Parkinson’s is that they take longer to perform movements and indeed tasks in general. Certainly longer than it has previously taken them.
Although there are countless studies and a lot of research done too, We are yet to find out why we actually contract Parkinson’s in the first place. We do not know yet.
The main and most noticeable symptom of this disease is the dreaded tremors. A constant shaking. You can usually tell a sufferer of this disease by taking a look at the hands. Having said this it is possible to have Parkinson’s yet have absolutely no tremor. This is uncommon but it does happen.
Parkinsons Disease Effects On Weight Loss
Weight loss is something of a common occurrence with sufferers of Parkinson’s disease. The theory behind this is that we ingest fewer nutrients and expend far more energy. This will obviously result in unintentional weight loss.
UC (Ulcerative Colitis)
You could always try some of these supplements BUT make sure that you consult your medical professional before you start taking them. THIS IS A MUST DO!