Endocrinologist Pavlova called sudden weight loss a possible sign of cancer

According to endocrinologist Zuhra Pavlova, the development of an oncological process can be suspected by a clear external sign. We are talking about weight loss that occurred in a short period of time and was not caused by diet or increased physical activity.

— Thinness is perhaps more dangerous, because many different diseases can be hidden under it and especially oncology,” the doctor noted in herblog.

Sharp weight gain also indicates serious health problems.

br>You should also pay attention to the seemingly inexplicable change in mood. If a person has always been optimistic and suddenly turns into a pessimist, begins to get tired quickly, and is constantly “out of sorts,” then such a state should alert you.

Usually this is the result of serious disruptions in the functioning of the body, including the balance of hormones, or manifestations of depression.

Another sign of ill health associated with appearance is that if a relatively young person ages sharply, his face begins to swell, wrinkles appear, and his skin color becomes dull. According to the doctor, these may be problems in the endocrine, cardiovascular, and urinary systems.

Why do people lose weight with cancer?

Doctors note that malignant cells, By multiplying in the human body, they capture the nutrients they require. They also need a lot of energy. A cancer tumor also impairs appetite, disrupting the natural processes of digestion.

Experts at the American Cancer Society previously reported that weight loss of 10 pounds or more may be the first sign of cancer. Most often this occurs with malignant tumors of the pancreas, esophagus, stomach and lung.

General signs of cancer:

  • Severe weight loss.
  • Fever (37.2)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Bone pain
  • Change in size, color, thickness, shape of moles
  • Stool disorders (diarrhea, constipation)
  • Constant headache
  • Unusual discharge
  • Bleeding
  • Cough, sore throat, hoarseness
  • Problems with swallowing and indigestion.
  • Swallowing problems and indigestion.
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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Zukhra Pavlova Zukhra Pavlova Medicine, endocrinologist, MD.