Sudden Weight Loss Might Pertain To Underlying Health Conditions
Now that the New Year has officially started, we have no doubt that most of us made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or have a healthier lifestyle. Since most of us struggle with weight loss, we need to exert the tremendous effort of food eating and food portion control in order to regulate our food intake. We also need to minimize eating processed foods and focus more on eating healthy ones.
We also need to exercise in order to burn the fats in our body. There’s no doubt that losing weight requires sacrifices and perseverance. But what if you lose weight out of the blue? What if you didn’t do anything and yet you’re still losing weight? It’s truly an unexpected blessing! Right? However, before you go celebrating for finally losing those pesky fats in your body, you might want to reassess your body. This sudden weight loss may lead to an underlying health condition.
Stress and Mental Health Condition-May Lead to Sudden Weight Loss
Whenever we’re stressed, we tend to overeat, so it’s quite contradicting, right? Well, we’ve got news for you. There are also some people who do the opposite way when they’re stressed. These stressed people who are caffeine dependent tend to eat less because the coffee reduces their appetite. They feel like they need to put off from eating until the situation they’re dealing with stabilizes. Apparently, stressed people aren’t the only one who suffers sudden weight loss. Those people who are dealing with mental health conditions like depression, and anxiety. They lose interest in things that tend to motivate them, either it’s a hobby, passion, or necessity. They tend to lose interest in love, friendship, companionship, even their love for food that leads them to become anorexic.
We all know that if you have an underactive thyroid, you’ll struggle with losing your weight. But what about if your thyroid is overactive? Well, you know the drill. You also tend to struggle with gaining weight because of your overactive thyroid. Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are sudden weight and hair loss, fever, cough, and changes in your urination. Even being unusually sensitive to cold and hot temperatures may contribute to your thyroid issues.
Those people who are gluten intolerant are also vulnerable to weight loss. It may be a good thing because they can minimize their carb intake due to their condition but it’s easier said than done. For one, most food available on the market nowadays includes gluten as one of its active ingredients. If they mistakenly eat a food with gluten in it, their immune system will send the wrong signals, causing it to attack its own small intestines. This leads to digestive problems and inflammation.
Heavy Dosage of Medications
Those patients suffering major illnesses tend to lose weight because of the heavy medications they’re taking. For example, those are patients undergoing cancer treatments. The number of pills they need to digest every single day, paired with chemotherapy, and radiotherapy makes them lose their appetite. Or if not, they struggle with eating because they feel nauseous enough that they ended up throwing up what they eat. You might think it’s a good thing to lose weight, but is it really? When your body needs to be nourished to heal whatever illness you’re dealing with. If you notice a drastic loss in your weight, we recommend you to consult your physician to correct your eating habits.
This might seem counter-intuitive, especially since people with glucose intolerance tend to gain weight, but if you’re already diabetic, you tend to lose weight. So if you notice how your weight drastically changed in just a month and you’re urinating frequently, then it’s time to check your blood sugar level. You might be diabetic already. The frequent urination you’re experiencing leads to dehydration. Then you’ll become too thirsty. These symptoms are signs of diabetes condition.
If you’re addicted to a substance, then this is the cause of your weight loss. Use of synthetic drugs may contribute to the loss of your appetite and it can disrupt your mental stability too. That’s why if you’re intoxicated with substance, we recommend you seek help from professionals to rehabilitate yourself. Quit being a substance victim and start fixing yourself to a healthier you in the New Year.
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