Unexplained weight loss has many causes, medical and nonmedical. Often, a combination of things results in a general decline in your health and a related weight loss. Sometimes a specific cause isn't found.

Usually, an unrecognized cancer will have other symptoms or abnormalities of laboratory tests, in addition to unexplained weight loss.

Potential causes of unexplained weight loss include:

  1. Enfermedad de Addison (adrenal insufficiency)
  2. Celiaquía
  3. Changes in diet or appetite
  4. Changes in sense of smell
  5. Changes in sense of taste
  6. Enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC)
  7. Crohn's disease
  8. Demencia
  9. Dental problems
  10. Depression (major depressive disorder)
  11. Hypercalcemia
  12. (overactive thyroid)
  13. Hipotiroidismo (underactive thyroid)
  14. Medications
  15. Úlcera péptica
  16. Substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, other)
  17. Tuberculosis
  18. Ulcerative colitis

Las causas que aquí se muestran se asocian comúnmente con este síntoma. Trabaja con tu médico u otro profesional de atención médica para obtener un diagnóstico preciso.

Aug. 26, 2017