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6 Common Reasons For Sudden Weight Loss

If you are dealing with sudden weight gain or loss, there are several factors that may be contributing to this sudden change. In this post, I mentioned the 6 famous reasons.

What causes sudden weight loss? it is an abrupt and sometimes dramatic reduction in body mass that often occurs even when the individual is not attempting to lose weight in any way.

A sudden weight gain or loss may be caused by a combination of these causes. Even if it is caused by one of these things, the sudden loss of weight could have been caused by some other health issue that is unrelated to these things.

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reasons for sudden weight loss

Hyperthyroidism:

Hyperthyroidism can accelerate the body’s metabolism, which means your body will burn more energy and this can cause weight loss. 

Unhealthy eating habits

This is because there is no real way to determine if this sudden and surprising loss of weight was caused by dieting or by a combination of unhealthy eating habits and poor health. Although a number of researchers believe that some cases of unexplained loss of weight are caused by dietary deficiencies, it’s unknown if these cases are caused by something else, or just by random causes.

Stress and other mental illness:

In most cases of sudden weight loss, the body has been subjected to stress before the weight drop. Many times this stress is in the form of emotional, mental, or physical stress that has been occurring for many months or even years. Sometimes, the source of the stress is within the personal life of the individual, such as being faced with a difficult situation or losing a loved one. Sometimes, the source of the stress comes from outside personal life, such as an accident or a serious illness. 

There are several causes of sudden weight gain or loss that are linked to mental health. These causes include post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, and drug addiction.

Learn more about stress and weight loss.

A simple technique to deal with stress.

Metabolic issues:

Other causes of sudden weight gain or loss may involve chemical imbalances within the body. When the body produces excessive amounts of insulin, which helps the body metabolize carbohydrates and fats, the body can store these in fat tissue instead of converting them into energy. A common example of this is individuals who have diabetes.

Digestive issues:

some diseases like IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) or SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) can cause malabsorption which leads later to weight loss and malnutrition.

Medications:
It’s also possible that sudden weight gain or loss may occur because of the use of diet pills. Although diet pills are usually considered safe for long-term use, they do create a spike in blood sugar and body fat. It’s possible that prolonged use of these pills can lead to weight gain or weight loss, depending on the individual. The best solution for this is to quit taking diet pills and focus on eating healthy foods.

 

These are the most common reasons for sudden weight loss. If you’re not trying to lose any weight and you still notice changes in your scale every week you should consider some medical attention to determine the exact cause of your sudden weight gain or loss.

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4 thoughts on “6 Common Reasons For Sudden Weight Loss”

  1. This is such an informative post, I know stress is a big part of my life and it’s a huge one that I’m trying to remove but the struggle is definitely real… But even more reason to keep pushing forward! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I feel you Shannon, I’ve been struggling with stress for years. I’ve been trying to shed some light on the specific things that cause me stress and then I try to change my thoughts and ideas about them, I always discover that I’m just stressing out over things that are out of my control! I’ve also tried some stress relief techniques, they worked pretty well too.

  2. You’re right, there are so many reasons for unexplained weight loss, and you can’t let it go unchecked, as your body is telling you that something is wrong. I know that during high stress times I eat a lot less, and lose a few pounds. So you have be mindful of how everything interconnects.

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