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Rapid Weight Loss

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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How can my collagen levels be affected post weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor,I have achieved significant weight loss, but now I am dealing with excess skin. Can you provide information on how collagen is related to skin elasticity and how it might be affected after weight loss? Additionally, are there specific strategies or treatments that can help improve skin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. I can understand your concern. Excessive weight loss suddenly can lead to skin sagging and extra skin on the body and face which can be reduced and treated with multiple procedures and medications along with lifestyle changes. As you have men...  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 »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

My HIV tests fall under false negative. Can I have HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, My ex-partner had HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) three years ago when I was along with him. But, he informed me regarding this very recently. He did not make me aware of his condition. We were not careful always. After getting to know, I checked on internet about its signs and symp...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Out of nearly hundred person having sex with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) positive person, hardly less than one may get infected. The chances of acquiring HIV after sexual exposure is less than one percent. I would suggest you to get HIV RT- PCR (reverse transcript...  Read Full »

I am losing weight continuously without any cause. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 46 years old. I am losing weight continuously without any cause. Last year my weight was 154 lbs, and now it is 134 lbs. 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 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 »

What exercises can I do to reduce weight without any equipment?

Query: Hello doctor,I am overweight and want to reduce my weight. Please tell me what are the exercises I can do to reduce weight without any types of equipment. I have slight back pain. So, kindly suggest accordingly. I want to become slim in every part of the body.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is no magic formula to lose weight. You need to observe the following points to reduce weight: Eat 1500 to 2000 calories a day. Exercise for 45 minutes to an hour every day for five days a week. Include aerobics and weight training. Sleep for seven t...  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 »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 unre...  Read Full »

I lost 22 pounds of weight, and my muscles became loose. My blood tests are normal. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 38 years old male. Four months back, suddenly, I had a weight loss of up to 22.0 pounds. I lost my muscle mass. My muscles are very loose in my entire body. Fatigue after food, especially in the afternoon, from 5 pm to 9 pm.I took all the tests.Thyroid.Sugar level.Cholesterol test.RBC...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just read your query, and I am surprised at how you lost 22.0 pounds without any effort, and still, your blood tests were normal. Usually, any underlying infection can cause this. Did you have any respiratory infections at that time? You now have loose body tissues due...  Read Full »

Can migraine be due to loss of 18 pounds in two and a half months?

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 »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 am 22-years-old experiencing weight loss due to an improper diet. Which supplement is best for me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old, and my height is approximately 5 feet 8 inches. Currently, I weigh only 117 pounds. Earlier, I used to weigh 141 pounds, but after joining the hostel and due to improper diet, I lost weight. Now, I am planning to consume Endura Mass in the afternoon and Revital capsu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, I appreciate that you have chosen for your medical needs. I am here to give you the best care possible. Actually, you can use these products; they will help you. However, I would suggest you go for natural ways, such as a healthy, high-protein diet including eggs, green vegetables...  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 »

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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