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Unintentional weight loss


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Many things can cause unintentional weight loss. Common causes are stress and digestion problems. Sometimes it can be something serious like cancer.

Treatment for unintentional weight loss depends on the cause. A GP might be able to treat you or refer you to a specialist if needed.

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.

Page last reviewed: 16/02/2022
Next review due: 16/02/2025