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5 medical conditions that causes unexplained or sudden weight loss.

When you suddenly lose weight, that may be a sign that there is an underlying health condition. It is important to get rid of excess fat but there may but be a call for concern when the weight loss process happens without any physical activity or change in diet. There are some medical conditions that makes you lose weight suddenly.

Below are the medical conditions.


This is an health condition that occurs when a particular type of virus attacks the white blood cells. When the HIV is not treated, it may advance to AIDS. When this happens, you will experience tiredness, mouth sores and difficulty in eating. When you don't eat well, you will see yourself losing weight.

2. Inflammatory bowel disease.

Chron's disease and ulcerative colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease. These diseases leads to the secretion of the hunger hormone. When this occurs you will experience loss of weight and appetite.

3. Addison’s disease (adrenal insufficiency)

Addison's disease is a type of disease that makes our immune system to fight against the adrenal glands. When this happens there will be reduction in the amount of adrenaline and cortisol produced. This will then lead to reduced appetite and loss of weight.

4. Tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis is a disease that is caused by Mycobacteria and it affects your lungs. It can be transferred from one person to another. An untreated tuberculosis can make a person suddenly lose weight.

5. Cancer.

Cancer is an abnormal growth that occurs in your body. A prolonged cancer can cause inflammation thereby causing loss of appetite. When you don't have the urge to eat, you will find yourself losing weight.

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