Weight Loss - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
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Weight Loss - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm

Decreased Intake:

 • GI illness (upper and lower)

 • Psychiatric (Depression, eating disorders)

 • Poverty

 • Abuse

 • Dementia

 • Anorexia as an Adverse Drug Effect

Malabsorption:

 • Small Bowel Disease (e.g. Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease)

 • Pancreatic Insufficiency

 • Cholestatic Liver Disease

 • Protein-losing Enteropathy (e.g. Inflammatory Bowel Disease)

Increased Expenditure:

 • Increased Protein/Energy Requirements (e.g. Post-Surgical, Infections, Trauma, Burns)

 • Cancer

 • Hyperthyroidism

 • Chronic Cardiac/Respiratory distress (e.g. COPD)

 • Chronic Renal Failure

 • Adrenal Insufficiency

 • Poorly Controlled Diabetes Mellitus

 • HIV



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