Physiological wasting and pathological wasting

Physiological wasting and pathological wasting

Normal people, regardless of fat or thin weight, will remain relatively stable within a certain range.

If the amount of labor, excessive exercise or temporary work load is too heavy, and the catabolism of the body is greater than anabolism, physiological weight loss occurs.

This weight loss, after rest adjustment, the body will soon return to its original level.

  However, if there is unexplained weight loss in the short term, accompanied by loss of appetite, fatigue and fatigue, and rest without rest, it may be pathological wasting, a precursor to certain diseases.

  Tuberculosis is a chronic wasting disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Due to the slow onset, the symptoms of early tuberculosis patients are not obvious. In addition to frequent “cold”, weight loss and low fever are not negligible symptoms.

Therefore, for repeated “cold” unhealed or cold-like symptoms prolonged for more than two weeks with weight loss, you should go to the hospital for X-ray examination and sputum examination to determine whether there is tuberculosis.

  Unexplained weight loss in cancer may also be a sign of cancer.

For example, the onset of primary liver cancer is insidious and slow, and early symptoms are often not obvious. In addition to general symptoms of digestive tract such as loss of appetite, nausea, and bloating, the signals should be progressive wasting and discomfort in the right upper quadrant.

Weight loss is also often an early symptom of leukemia, multiple myeloma, malignant lymphoma, malignant reticuloma, and other hematopoietic malignancies. Due to hypermetabolism of the body’s nuclear protein, immunity is reduced, body temperature is also continuously elevated, and a large amount of protein is consumed.Decomposed, the patient will lose weight.

For another example, there are often no special symptoms in the early stage of gastric cancer, but progressive weight loss is obvious.

In addition, malignant tumors with progressive abdominal growth will also first appear as wasting.

  Diabetes is slow onset, the course of the disease worsens, and there are no obvious symptoms at the beginning.

Insufficient insulin secretion leads to disorders of glucose metabolism.

Increased blood sugar, followed by protein and a small amount of metabolism, leading to poor absorption of nutrients in the body, resulting in body weight loss.

The typical symptoms of diabetes are “three more and one less” – drinking more water, eating more, and having more urine, but the body weight is reduced, so there is weight loss.

And accompanied by tired and lazy, lax and other symptoms.

Complications of diabetes can affect organ tissues such as blood vessels, nerves, eyes, heart, and kidneys.

Therefore, early detection and early treatment are essential.

  Unexplained weight loss in cancer may also be a sign of cancer.

For example, the onset of primary liver cancer is insidious and slow, and early symptoms are often not obvious. In addition to general symptoms of digestive tract such as loss of appetite, nausea, and bloating, the signals should be progressive wasting and discomfort in the right upper quadrant.

Weight loss is also often an early symptom of leukemia, multiple myeloma, malignant lymphoma, malignant reticuloma, and other hematopoietic malignancies. Due to hypermetabolism of the body’s nuclear protein, immunity is reduced, body temperature is also continuously elevated, and a large amount of protein is consumed.Decomposed, the patient will lose weight.
For another example, there are often no special symptoms in the early stage of gastric cancer, but progressive weight loss is obvious.
In addition, malignant tumors with progressive abdominal growth will also first appear as wasting.
  Tuberculosis is a chronic wasting disease caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Due to the slow onset, the symptoms of early tuberculosis patients are not obvious. In addition to frequent “cold”, weight loss and low fever are not negligible symptoms.

Therefore, for repeated “cold” unhealed or cold-like symptoms prolonged for more than two weeks with weight loss, you should go to the hospital for X-ray examination and sputum examination to determine whether there is tuberculosis.

  Addison’s disease is also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency.

Most of the patients started with weight loss, fatigue, and then nausea, lower blood pressure, pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes, decreased menstrual flow in women, and symptoms such as male impotence.

Body weight loss is one of the important manifestations of Addison’s disease. The more obvious the weight loss, the more serious the condition.

  In addition, patients with stomach and duodenal ulcer, gastroptosis, chronic ulcerative colitis, pernicious anemia, viral hepatitis and other complications, are also suffering from weight loss.

Therefore, for unexplained weight loss, it should be vigilant and diagnosed as soon as possible.