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Intentional weight loss

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hide eating habits
  • Intentional weight loss
  • Obsessed with weight or appearance
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anorexia.

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Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Vomiting on purpose
  • Uncontrolled eating
  • Intentional weight loss
  • Irregular or infrequent periods
  • Obsessed with weight or appearance

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bulimia.

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Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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