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.
 Feeling full after eating small amounts
 Muscle wasting
 Low fat-free mass index
 Low levels of the protein, albumin
 Reduced muscle strength
 Severe loss of weight
 Weakness and fatigue

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

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