Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)

About- Cachexia, or wasting syndrome, is a very complex problem and involves changes in the way our body normally uses protein, carbohydrate, and fat and characterized by unintentional weight loss, progressive muscle wasting, and a loss of appetite.
 
Symptoms-
 Anemia
 Feeling full after eating small amounts
 Inflammation
 Anorexia
 Muscle wasting
 Low fat-free mass index
 Low levels of the protein, albumin
 Nausea
 Reduced muscle strength
 Severe loss of weight
 Weakness and fatigue

Causes-
 Anorexia nervosa 
 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
 Chronic kidney failure
 Coeliac disease
 Crohn's disease
 Cystic fibrosis
 Emphysema
 Heart failure
 HIV
 Hormonal deficiency
 Lung cancer
 Mercury poisoning (acrodynia)
 Other types of cancer
 Pancreatic cancer
 Rheumatoid arthritis
 Stomach cancer
 Tuberculosis
 Type 1 diabetes mellitus

Specialists to Visit
 Oncologist
 psychiatrist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.verywellhealth.com
https://www.cancerresearchuk.org

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