Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss in Connecticut
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What is unintentional weight gain or loss?
Unintentional weight loss or gain is a substantial fall or rise in weight, even though the individual isn’t trying to do so. Unintentional weight gain and loss can indicate a more serious underlying issue. It is a good idea to be assessed by a GI provider at a Connecticut GI location to ensure you receive the appropriate care. To find treatment for unintended weight loss or gain in Connecticut, please request an appointment with one of our practice locations near you.
What causes unexpected weight loss or gain?
Both weight gain and loss can originate from several various causes. Because of this, it is important to talk with a GI provider so that they can detect and address any existing concerns. There are several reasons why your weight fluctuates. Some of the digestive concerns that could be leading to unintentional weight loss include:
- Some medications
- Inflammatory bowel disorders
- Celiac disease
- Persistent diarrhea
- Anxiety or stress
Some digestive issues that may be leading to weight increases include:
- Infrequent bowel movements
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Food intolerance
- Ulcerative colitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
To hear additional information, contact a Connecticut GI location in your community. You know your body, and you know when there is a problem. Visit a specialist to partner with you to put you on the track to elevated well-being.
How are unintended weight changes handled?
Unintentional weight changes would be best assessed by one of our Connecticut gastrointestinal specialists to confirm that no underlying significant problems are present. One way to handle these concerns is to support digestion and nutritional health. This may include taking steps to increase water consumption, eating whole foods, eating high-fiber foods, and eating fermented foods. It is a good idea to speak with a GI provider if you’ve discovered that your usual weight has rapidly increased or decreased to help your digestive wellness remain in ideal condition.
Get the trusted care you deserve
Unexpected weight fluctuation can catch you off guard. If you believe your weight has reached the degree where it is uncontrollable, get in touch with your nearest Connecticut GI location to speak with a gastrointestinal provider who can work with you to achieve better wellness. Connect with one of our gastroenterology practice locations in Connecticut today to request a treatment consultation.
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