Causes Weight Loss Dramatically?

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Hello doctor, I’m a 20-year-old student who is experiencing stress due to a thesis. These past few weeks I have been shocked by my drastic weight loss, the first week is 43kg, the second week is 42kg and the last is 41kg. I became afraid if something was wrong with me? I have heartburn, but I think my diet is also less organized but sometimes I eat a lot. Please explain doctor 🙏 whether I’m just stressed or there are other possibilities. Thank you very much..

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question


Gastritis is a condition where the protective lining of the stomach wall, or stomach mucosa becomes inflamed. Gastric mucosa has cells that produce stomach acids, enzymes, and mucus that are useful for the digestive process. Mucus is useful to protect the stomach wall from stomach acid. In gastritis changes in the mechanism above resulting in complaints of pain and discomfort in the stomach.


Complaints related to this also then lead to weight loss that is not desirable. The causes of gastritis include H. pylori infection, alcohol consumption, long-term use of anti-pain medications, and smoking. Complaints in gastritis include pain or burning in the gut that can get worse or better after eating. Individuals who complain of pain getting worse after eating certain foods will avoid eating so that it will result in weight loss. Other symptoms of gastritis are nausea, vomiting, bloating, or feeling full quickly which will eventually make your appetite disorder even worse.


Specific treatments for gastritis include types of antacids to neutralize stomach acid, suppress the excessive secretion of gastric acid, and mucoprotective to prevent damage to the gastric mucosa. In addition to treatment with drugs, it is also important to address gastritis to treat diet. Patients are expected to consciously ensure that they meet their daily nutritional needs even though they are still experiencing the above complaints to prevent further weight loss. If the food that is normally consumed is felt to aggravate the complaint, it can be by consuming foods that are mashed, do not contain too much seasoning and fat, multiply the type of soup or smoothies that can be more easily digested by the body.


In addition to treatment for gastritis and a good diet, stress management will also affect weight gain. Stressful conditions more or less affect the body's metabolism so that it can result in weight loss. Avoid excessive stress or set aside time to relax just to reduce stress that is not good for general health.


That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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