Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss in Tulsa, OK
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What is unexpected weight loss or gain?
Sudden weight gain or loss is known as a noticeable rise or fall in weight that happens unintentionally. Both unintended weight loss and weight gain can be a sign of a more concerning problem. It is essential to request a consultation with a GI provider at your nearest Adult Gastroenterology Associates location to ensure that you receive the proper care. To get treatment for unintended weight loss or gain in Tulsa, OK, please request a consultation at one of our practice locations in your community.
What causes unexplained weight loss or gain?
Both weight gain and loss can stem from a number of reasons. This is why it is important to talk with a GI provider so they can diagnose and handle any existing concerns. There are a few reasons as to why your weight would fluctuate. Some GI problems that may be leading to a drop in body weight are:
- Stress or worry
- Chronic diarrhea
- Some medications
- Celiac disease
- Inflammatory bowel disorders
Some GI problems that may be leading to weight gain include:
- Intolerance to certain foods
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Duodenal or gastric ulcers
- Acid reflux disease
- Ulcerative colitis
To learn more or to have your concerns assessed, request a consultation at your nearest Adult Gastroenterology Associates location. You can sense when your body is changing. See a specialist to help you identify the cause of your unexpected weight gain or loss.
How are unintentional weight changes addressed?
Unintentional weight fluctuations should be assessed by one of our Tulsa, OK gastroenterology providers to ensure there are no underlying, serious problems present. One way to address these issues is to help digestion and improve nutrition. This can include increasing consumption of water, choosing to eat whole foods, eating high fiber foods, or eating foods that contain probiotics. It is important to talk to a GI specialist as soon as your realize your baseline weight has changed so our team can make sure your digestive health stays on track.
Find the cause of unexplained weight loss or gain
Unintended weight loss and gain can be concerning. If you believe that you no longer have control over your weight loss or gain, contact an Adult Gastroenterology Associates location near you to connect with a provider who can partner with you to find the cause of your unexpected weight fluctuation. Contact one of our GI practice locations in Tulsa, OK today to request a consultation.
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