Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care diet warning signs Underlying Cause

Lost Weight Evaluation

The evaluation of weight loss begins with a history and physical exam.

The physical exam in someone with weight loss is usually normal.

Testing may be required to evaluate unintentional weight loss.

Tests that may be used to evaluate weight loss include:

For more information:

Continue to Lost Weight Treatment

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Lost Weight References
  1. Argiles JM, Busquets S, Felipe A, Lopez-Soriano FJ. Muscle wasting in cancer and ageing: cachexia versus sarcopenia. Adv Gerontol. 2006;18:39-54. [16676797]
  2. Delano MJ, Moldawer LL. The origins of cachexia in acute and chronic inflammatory diseases. Nutr Clin Pract. 2006 Feb;21(1):68-81. [16439772]
  3. Giordano KF, Jatoi A. The cancer anorexia/weight loss syndrome: therapeutic challenges. Curr Oncol Rep. 2005 Jul;7(4):271-6. [15946586]
  4. Morley JE, Thomas DR, Wilson MM. Cachexia: pathophysiology and clinical relevance. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Apr;83(4):735-43. [1660092]
  5. Wilcock A. Anorexia: a taste of things to come? Palliat Med. 2006 Jan;20(1):43-5. [16482757]
  6. Wonderlich SA, Lilenfeld LR, Riso LP, Engel S, Mitchell JE. Personality and anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2005;37 Suppl:S68-71; discussion S87-9. [15852324]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.