Recent weight loss is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of recent weight loss are diabetes, obesity, and hypovolemia. Other possible causes, such as metabolic disorder, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with recent weight loss, 62% report having nausea, 51% report having vomiting, and 46% report having decreased appetite.
Patients with recent weight loss often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, urinalysis, electrolytes panel, kidney function tests and x-ray computed tomography .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with recent weight loss include glyburide, sildenafil (viagra), hydrochlorothiazide / triamterene, sodium hypochlorite topical, fenofibric acid (trilipix), flunisolide nasal, hydroxyurea, cyproheptadine, levonorgestrel, insulin detemir (levemir), azathioprine, diatrizoate and bumetanide .
|Sodium Hypochlorite Topical|
|Fenofibric Acid (Trilipix)|
|Insulin Detemir (Levemir)||$177|
Groups of people at highest risk for recent weight loss include race/ethnicity = other, age 60-74 years, age 45-59 years and age < 1 years.