Unexplained Weight Gain/Loss in Illinois

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Unexplained weight loss or gain is the rise or fall in weight that happens unexpectedly. Unintentional weight gain or loss could be a sign of a more serious condition. If you are experiencing unexpected weight gain or loss, it is important that you consult a GI provider to identify the cause so that you can receive the care you need. To find treatment for unexplained weight gain or loss in Illinois, please request a consultation with one of our GI Alliance of Illinois locations in your community.

Unexpected weight gain or loss could stem from a few different causes. It is vital that you request a consultation with a GI specialist so that they can find and manage any existing conditions. There are several reasons why you may experience a change in your weight. Some of the digestive issues that could be causing unintended weight loss include:

  • Celiac disease
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Inflammatory bowel conditions
  • Some medicines
  • Stress or worry

Some digestive issues that could be causing weight increases include:

  • Gastric or duodenal ulcers
  • Fewer than normal bowel movements
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Intolerance to certain foods
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Acid reflux disease

To learn more or to get your concerns assessed, reach out to a provider at one of our GI Alliance of Illinois locations. You know your body and you know there is a problem. Our specialists can guide you on the road to recovery.

Unintentional weight gain or loss should be assessed by our Illinois team to identify any significant problems. One approach to addressing these issues is to pay attention to your digestive system and nutrition. This could include drinking more fluids, not eating unprocessed foods, increasing fiber intake, or eating foods rich in probiotics. Request a consultation with a GI provider when you realize that your usual body weight has abruptly increased or decreased.

Losing or gaining weight unexpectedly can be alarming. If you feel your weight fluctuation is out of control, our GI specialists at GI Alliance of Illinois can help you. Don't hesitate to contact one of our Chicago, Peoria, Hinsdale, or Normal locations today to request a consultation.

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