Weight loss

Many people during their lifetime experience significant weight loss either in an unintended way, or suddenly; some of them are completely healthy and do not have any health problems, while others suffer from several problems that affect the course of their lives.

Causes of unintended weight loss

  • Intestinal malabsorption
  • Parasites in the intestine
  • Presence of certain types of cancer
  • Irritable bowel disorders such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colitis.
  • Chronic illnesses such as urine, diabetes and chronic diarrhea
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • surgeries
  • Tension or psychological trauma due to the loss of a loved one, as it may contribute to a sudden weight loss.
  • Taking some treatments, such as: chemotherapy, and radiation therapy for cancer, whose side effects are nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

There are many people who suffer from excessive thinness, but they think that their weight is good and OK, and they can be diagnosed with:
  • Eating disorder
  • Infection with acquired immunodeficiency disease. People with this disease suffer from wasting syndrome, which affects a person's skinnyness, day after day.
  • Malnutrition, and thus declining health


Malnutrition is very dangerous for individuals, especially infants and the elderly, as food is very important for the growth of the body of the infant, so its body does not store food in large quantities as it is the adult human, and therefore it must be nourished well, in addition to that the body of the elderly becomes old They are weak as they age, so they need permanent nutrition to keep their bodies active, and there are also many people who should be more interested in feeding them, such as those with hepatitis, cancer, and pregnant and lactating women.

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