Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss

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Unexplained weight loss or gain can be described as a notable drop or increase in weight that occurs even when the individual isn’t trying to do so. Both unexplained weight loss and gain can be a symptom of a more serious underlying illness. It is important to schedule an appointment with a gastroenterology provider at GI Alliance to ensure that you receive the proper care so that the cause can be identified. Request an appointment today to get the care you need.

Both weight gain and loss can have many different causes. This is why it is important to get in with a GI specialist so that they can diagnose and treat any underlying problems. There are some common reasons why you could be experiencing a change in weight. Some digestive problems that could be causing weight loss include:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Celiac disease
  • Certain medications
  • Stress or anxiety

Some digestive problems that could be causing weight gain include:

  • Acid reflux disease
  • Ulcers
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Food intolerance

For more detailed information and to have your problems diagnosed, contact a GI Alliance location near you. You know when your health is changing, consult a doctor so that they can help you get on the path to better health.

Unexpected weight gain and loss should be evaluated by a gastroenterology specialist at GI Alliance to ensure that no underlying, serious issues are present. One way to target these issues is to improve digestion and nutritional health. This can include taking steps to drink more fluids, choosing to eat unprocessed foods, eating high fiber foods, and eating fermented foods. It is important to consult with a GI specialist if you’ve found that your baseline body weight has rapidly increased, or decreased, so that your digestive health can stay in check.

Unexplained weight gain and loss can be an alarming experience. When you believe your weight has reached the point where it is uncontrollable, contact a GI Alliance location to connect with a gastroenterologist that can help you get back to optimum health.

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