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Weight loss without change in life style or eating habits. Causes?

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I am 30 male. height 5.8. I currently weigh 108 Kgs. I have lost 5 kgs in a month without any change in my lifestyle or eating habits. Could you advise reasons for unexplained weight loos.
Posted Fri, 4 May 2012 in Weight Loss
Answered by Dr. Ashish Mittal 50 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

I appreciate your efforts for medical consultation in so much distress.

Considering that there has been no change in lifestyle and eating habits, the following causes of weight loss need attention (in order of preference):

•     Natural
•     Instrumental error: If you recently change weighing machine
•     Hormonal imbalance: Especially thyroid hormone abnormalities
•     Change in Basal Metabolic Rate: it can change because of stress or without any reason (idiopathic)
•     Chronic undetected infection or inflammatory diseases

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. In case of any doubt, I will be available for follow ups.

Wish you good health.
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