Unexpected Weight Loss
A sudden drop in body weight in a few weeks can be a sign of underlying health issues. This is often the case when you lose more than 10 percent of the body weight within 6 months. Common health issues associated with unexpected weight loss include Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and many other conditions in the digestive system. Both conditions affect the ability of the body to absorb nutrients and lead to weight loss. Vising a GI doctor can help find out the exact cause and proper treatments. In some cases, an expected weight loss can indicate a more serious condition, such as colon, stomach, or pancreatic cancer.