Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
167 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  115
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Psychiatrist 's  Response
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.
If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.
In future if you wish to contact me directly, or want to further details about your query, you can use the below mentioned link:

Wish you good health,
Kind regards
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Tue, 31 Dec 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor