Tracking the Symptoms of Rapid Weight Loss


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Tracking the Symptoms of Rapid Weight Loss

  1. 1. ==== ====For Great Weight Loss Tips Please Check This Out ====Just as obesity has become a rampant sickness that can strike anyone at any age, so does rapidweight loss. Because of the pressures of being thin mainly imposed (indirectly) by media, manyAmericans are coming up with different means to lose weight. Some are determined to find a shortcut to losing weight, believing products and methods that claim to help people lose weight fast andpainless. However, research has shown that rapid weight loss is unhealthy and even ineffective.Weight loss: the basicsWeight loss, in medical terms, is the reduction of ones total body weight. Losing weight, coupledwith a balanced diet, is the effective cure to obesity. There are two kinds of weight loss: theunintentional and intentional weight loss.Intentional weight lossIntentional weight loss is a conscious effort to lose weight. A healthy means of intentional weightloss involves a balanced diet and regular exercise. Determining a healthy weight meanscomputing for your body mass index (BMI), or the proportion of your height and weight.Once you have cut down on your weight, maintenance is important. Several weight loss centersand clinics can help direct you in the path of healthy weight loss.Unintentional weight lossMeanwhile, unintentional weight loss is an unconscious means of losing weight. This occursmostly as a result of sickness or physical complications. One of the symptoms of unintentionalweight loss is the rapid dropping of ones weight without any known effort to lose weight. Once youhave incurred symptoms of rapid weight loss, you have to see a doctor immediately.Has losing weight become easy for you?Have you noticed lately that you are losing weight even if you are not under any diet or exerciseprogram? Before you start celebrating, you have to be careful. Symptoms of rapid weight loss canlead to possible complications in your body. This is unhealthy.If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms of rapid weight loss, you have to talk toyour doctor:1.Youre not trying to lose weight.2.Youre trying to lose weight and suddenly lose more than ten pounds.
  2. 2. What it meansThese symptoms of rapid weight loss, according to Richard L. Atkinson, M.D., associate chief ofstaff for research and development at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hampton, Virginia, can besymptoms of body complications that are worth checking.Some of the diseases that complement with the symptoms of rapid weight loss are thyroidproblems, diabetes, tuberculosis, and even cancer.Mental disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are also possible answers to symptoms of rapid,unintentional, weight loss.HyperthyroidismOne of the common culprits that lead to rapid and unintentional weight loss is hyperthyroidism.This condition results when too much thyroid hormone is in the bloodstream. Symptomsassociated with this condition include anxiety, heart palpitations), sweating, rapid and unintentionalweight loss, and diarrhea among others.Treating hyperthyroidismHyperthyroidism has a cure. It can be treated in different ways depending on why the thyroid isoveractive and the age of the patient. Some of the means to treat an overactive thyroid includemedications that decrease the production of thyroid hormone or by surgical removal of part of thethyroid gland.Other relieversApart from hyperthyroidism, other complications that result in unintended and rapid weight lossinclude tuberculosis, diabetes, and cancer.Each of these conditions has a cure.1.Treating TB - The best way to treat TB is through regular and constant medication that can lastup to months.2.Disciplining diabetes - Diabetes requires a strict diet, exercise, and medication to maintain yourblood sugar levels.3.Detecting cancer - Early detection of cancer is essential. Treatment may include surgery,radiation or chemotherapy.Mental disordersAnorexia is the most common mental disorder that results in rapid weight loss. Anorexia strikesmostly girls and teens. It is a sickness that has alarmed society because of the death of a Braziliansupermodel.
  3. 3. In medical terms, anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes an eating disordercharacterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gainingweight.Treating anorexia is important. It has to be detected immediately. Once you see someone withsymptoms of rapid weight loss without any known effort, you have to talk to her. She might beneeding your help.Detection better than cureOnce you have notice that you are suffering from symptoms of rapid weight loss, you need to seeyour doctor immediately. Do not celebrate because you are achieving the ideal weight and bodyimage as seen in the media. A healthy lifestyle is important.Phillip England is a weight loss expert and Author of the popular report "The Ultimate Weight LossSecret". To receive your free information on the secret that doctors, and health companies eitherdont know, or dont want you to know, please see[]Article Source: ====For Great Weight Loss Tips Please Check This Out ====