Weight loss - unintentional - Overview
Loss of weight; Losing weight without trying
Definition of Weight loss - unintentional:
Unintentional weight loss is a decrease in body weight that is not voluntary. In other words, you did not try to loss the weight by dieting or exercising.
See: Intentional weight loss
There are many causes of unintentional weight loss. Some are listed below:
Note: This list may not be all inclusive
- Reviewed last on: 2/20/2011
- David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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