Rapid weight loss or losing weight without trying occurs due to some underlying medical conditions. There is a loss of 5% of weight within six to twelve months, along with other symptoms. Unexpected weight loss can occur due to muscle wasting, hyperthyroidism, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, depression, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, endocarditis, cancer, Addison's disease, cancer, and congestive heart failure.
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What could be the reason for rapid weight loss?
Query: Hello doctor, I am losing weight rapidly. I have been taking supplements. But they are of no help. What do I do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are losing weight and you are taking supplements and even then you are not gaining weight. Your history is incomplete. I need to know a detailed history before I can suggest you any remedy. I would like to tell you that, if you are losing weight rapidly, then there is... Read Full »
I am rapidly losing weight without any cause, and all my ultrasound, liver tests, and diabetes reports are normal. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old. I am losing weight continuously without any cause. Last year my weight was 70 kg, and now it is 61 kg. Ultrasound report and all other tests like liver function and diabetes are normal. Please guide me. Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Rapid weight loss can be because of a chronic illness such as tuberculosis. 1. Your physical examination should first be done for further investigation. 2. Hyperthyroidism also should be ruled out. 3. History of ... Read Full »
Why did I undergo a rapid weight loss in the last four months?
Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late sixties. I have a body height of six feet one inches and a body weight of 181 lbs. I have abdominal pain on the right side under the rib cage that worsens after eating. There is also back pain under the rib cage that occurs immediately after eating. I also have daily mornin... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.The site of pain suggests that it is of gas distension of the stomach, that can occur in this age group. Plus some overweight probably is causing this. If it was ulcer-related then the tablet Omeprazole would have definitely helped.Your ultrasound abdomen is also unremar... Read Full »
How to manage sudden weight loss present with waist pain?
Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 61-year-old of height, 5'3", and weighs 58 to 60 kg. She is having regular pain below the waist (both thighs), sudden weight loss, not able to sleep at night, feeling like vomiting every morning, no interest in meals. I lost my father two months ago. It might be one of the rea... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am deeply sorry for your loss and the worries you have because of your mother’s condition. The probable cause for the pain can be gastritis or upper digestive system cancer (unlikely). It would be a good idea to make her see her family doctor or GP (general practiti... Read Full »
I have thinning of hair and tingling sensation on my scalp. What is the reason?
Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed substantial hair loss recently, and I am concerned if it is balding or telogen effluvium. When I run my hands through the hair, it feels so dry, and hair is coming out. There is thinning out of hair, and I have a tingling sensation on the scalp. I took tablet Saxenda 3 mg f... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. After assessing your symptoms, I suggest it is telogen effluvium with dermatitis (inflammation) of the scalp and back of the neck. In acute telogen effluvium, follicles go in the resting phase, and the abrupt onset ... Read Full »
My 16-year-old son lost 18 pounds in two and half months through dieting and exercise, but later developed migraine symptoms. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my son, who is of age 16 years old. He started dieting in the past few months (without our information). He did not eat or drink enough water or food for that time. He also undertook track and field (running) - three miles every day. As a result, he lost about 18 poun... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest the following, Make sure you give him plenty of water and fluids. Summer seasons will need more liquids to replenish the previous and current stores. Have an iron and protein-rich diet with green vegetables, fresh fruits, juices, salad, soup, et... Read Full »
I have lost 20 pounds in two months. Is it safe to lose weight at such a fast rate?
Query: Hello doctor, Two months back, my weight was 500 pounds. When I checked my weight today, it was 480 pounds, and currently, it is 474 pounds. I ate three meals today. I had a bowl of fruits and two mini muffins for breakfast, beans, rice, and a banana for lunch, and a vegetable soup with another fru... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The reason why most people fail to reduce their weight is due to a lack of consistency. You must do it slowly, set an achievable target, and be consistent. Start with losing around 1 pound per month. Losing weight fast is not recommende... Read Full »
How do I overcome the weight loss issues that I have after taking the tablet Rosuvastatin?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 56-year-old female. I am taking the tablet Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism. My main concern is that I have weight loss issues. My AST and ALT levels are mildly elevated. A renal stone and mild hydronephrosis were detected in my ultrasound scan. My vaginal ultrasound scan shows ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to ciliniq.com. I have reviewed your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Based on the given details, you need further workup to determine the cause of weight loss. After the workup, you can share the details with me. I suggest you check your fasting blo... Read Full »
Is unprotected sex the reason for my postnasal dripping at night and recent loss of weight?
Query: Hi doctor,I am in my mid-thirties. I had unprotected sex with a non-sex worker on the third day of the last month. On the seventh day, I got the tests (STI-9 panel) done for syphilis and HIV. Both of them came out to be negative. I got the test (HIV fourth generation) done on the 25th day of the las... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I understand your concern. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse with an HIV-positive person are low. If she is negative, then there is no chance of transmission. It is good that yo... Read Full »
What is the reason for my father's weight loss from 55 kg to 38 kg after a heart bypass surgery?
Query: Hello doctor, My father underwent heart bypass surgery due to a heart attack and heart block three years ago. Then he suddenly got a stroke and came back to normal after medications. Now he cannot walk, feels very tired always, has dizziness, headaches, poor appetite, and dyspnea. His weight is redu... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. In such cases, severe weakness can be due to recurrent infection, decreased appetite, nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin D3, Calcium, vitamin B12, and dehydration. This dehydration becomes the leadin... Read Full »