I am 67. For the last 1 yr I have been losing weight and becoming skinny rapidly, feeling increasingly weak. No apparent ailment - bp & blood sugar normal, normal findings in liver function test,whole abdomen usg findings mostly normal (except some prostrate & liver enlargements), no chronic coughs/colds/digestive or stomach troubles. Taking abundant quantities of vegetables in meals, but daily protein & fat intake nominal. What may be the cause of the rapid deterioration of my health and what medical tests are needed for diagnosis & treatment of the ailment?
Dear one,if you are over 65 and losing weight you need a full medical work up to determine why that is. You need a full history/physical and routine "full labs". Don't wait please,get this diagnosed and treated. It might (I HOPE!) be as simple as hyperthyroidism but I am not a sooth sayer so see a doctor ASAP!
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