Unintentional Weight Loss
Your body weight can regularly fluctuate, but the persistent, unintentional loss of more than 5% of your weight over 6 to 12 months is usually a cause for concern. Losing this much weight can be a sign of malnutrition, where a person's diet doesn't contain the right amount of nutrients.
You should pay particular attention if you experience other symptoms, such as:
- loss of appetite
- a change in your toilet habits
- an increase in illnesses or infections
If you believe you have unintentional weight loss, please get checked at the clinic to ascertain no serious issues exist.