Unintentional weight loss is when you lose weight without changing your diet or exercise routine. It can be a sign of stress or a serious illness
Unintentional weight loss has many different causes.
Some causes of unintentional weight loss include:
Sometimes weight loss can be caused by cancer. It’s important to get it checked if you’re losing weight without trying. Tuberculosis and other chronic illness like diabetes, chronic pancreatitis and malabsorption disorders affecting the small intestines may be the cause of unintentional weight loss
Treatment for unintentional weight loss depends on what’s causing it. Depending on the possible cause, you may have to undergo evaluation in the form of PET CT or CT abdomen, endoscopic evaluation and various blood tests