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Losing weight and appetite. Is this a problem for an eighty-four year old woman?

Thank you. My mother is 84 years old. Seems to be in good health, however is losing weight. She is very active and works in her garden. Lately her appetite is not what it should be and she has gone from 135 lbs at Christmas to 126 lbs now. She is a little shorter than 5 feet in height. Is this a problem for someone of her age. How much should she normally weigh? Edie
Asked On : Thu, 7 Jun 2012
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Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
Weight loss of 10 lbs is significant weight loss and needs to be investigated. Although there are plenty of causes for weight loss but at the age of 84 one has to be cautious for cancers as well. Get her examined by a physician for weight loss who can examine her physically.
Hope I am able to answer your concerns.
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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
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