Unexplained or unintentional weight loss might be welcomed by some people, but asking about the potential causes is extremely important.
Many of the conditions which can lead to unintentional weight loss are difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and sometimes a number of blood tests or imaging studies are needed to define the cause.
symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, jaundice (a yellowish discoloration of the skin), a persistent cough, hoarseness, thirst, or a sensitivity to cold or heat.
If you are losing weight without trying it is important to make an appointment to see your doctor
There are many reasons for unexplained weight loss, some serious, and some more of a nuisance. In older adults (over the age of 65) the most common cause is cancer, followed by gastrointestinal and psychiatric conditions.