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Your Purposefully Losing Weight May Also be Known as:
Lost weight
Malnutrition
Muscle loss
Muscle wasting
Weight loss

Top 3 Purposefully Losing Weight Causes

  1. 1.Functional Amenorrhea

    Absent periods or irregular periods that happen less than 6 to 8 times a year can be caused by changes in hormone levels. These changes in hormone levels can be due to anxiety/stress, weight loss and/or extreme excercise.

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss your symptoms and go over treatment options for the underlying condition.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, fatigue, irregular period, purposefully losing weight, last period was months ago
    Symptoms that never occur with functional amenorrhea:
    heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture

    Disease in which the density and quality of bone are reduced

    You cannot safely treat this condition on your own with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your doctor will likely order imaging and bone density tests.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    mid back pain, unintentional weight loss, spontaneous mid back pain, back pain affecting the spine, back deformity
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Anorexia

    Eating disorders are serious behavioral problems. They can include severe overeating, or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight. Anorexia nervosa is a condition where people have an intense fear about how their body looks and how much they weigh, leading to severe caloric restriction.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health professional. It is important to monitor

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, decreased sex drive, purposefully losing weight
    Symptoms that always occur with anorexia:
    fear of gaining weight
    Symptoms that never occur with anorexia:
    heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Purposefully Losing Weight

  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you experienced any nausea?

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Purposefully Losing Weight Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced purposefully losing weight have also experienced:

    • 7% Fatigue
    • 6% Loss of Weight and Muscle Mass
    • 6% Unintentional Weight Loss
  • People who have experienced purposefully losing weight were most often matched with:

    • 2% Anorexia

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