Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss in Arizona
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What is unexplained weight loss or gain?
When a person experiences a notable drop or increase in weight without trying to, then it could be a sign of a serious medical issue. Both unexplained weight loss and weight gain should be evaluated by a professional gastroenterologist like the providers at Arizona Digestive Health. It is vital to request a consultation with a GI specialist as soon as possible so that the likely cause can be identified and the proper care can be administered. Request an appointment at our Phoenix, AZ location for any unexplained weight loss or weight gain immediately.
What causes unexplained weight loss or gain?
Weight loss and weight gain can have several different possible causes. This is why it is crucial to have your symptom investigated by a GI specialist so that any underlying problems can be addressed. Some of the common reasons for a dramatic weight loss could include:
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s disease
- Certain medications
- Chronic diarrhea
- Stress or anxiety
A few possible causes of unintentional weight gain can include:
- Ulcerative colitis
- Food intolerance
- Acid reflux disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
For additional details and to have your problem diagnosed, contact an Arizona Digestive Health location near you. You are aware when a problem in your health arises, so contact our providers so that they can assist you in getting back to better health.
How are sudden weight fluctuations treated?
Unintended weight loss and weight gain should be addressed by a provider at Arizona Digestive Health to check that no underlying issues are present. One way to pinpoint these issues is to work on improving your digestion and nutritional health. Some of the suggestions you might be given include advice to drink more fluids, avoid processed foods, consume more foods rich in fiber, and eat more fermented foods. When a cause for your unintended weight change is located, your provider will advise the best course of action for treatment. It is vital to check with a gastroenterologist if you have found your baseline weight has fluctuated without any action on your part so that your digestive health can be evaluated.
Get the dependable solution you deserve
Seeing the scale shift dramatically in either direction can be alarming. If you feel you are not in control of your weight fluctuations, contact an Arizona Digestive Health location near you to connect with a gastroenterologist who can assist you in determining the cause. Our providers diagnose and address unexplained weight gain or loss in Phoenix, AZ by locating the cause and treating the underlying issue.
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