Download Unintentional Weight Loss In Old Age
PNG. Unintentional weight loss in persons older than 65 years is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. After the age of 70, some weight loss may be attributed to the aging process itself.
I've provided a lot of information while answering your question, so let me summarize. Chapter 36 weight loss/gain (unintentional) unintentional weight loss is a decrease in body weight that is not voluntary. Unintentional weight loss is common among older adults and is associated with significant adverse health outcomes, increased mortality, and progressive disability.
It's normal to lose a noticeable amount of weight after the stress of changing jobs, divorce, redundancy or bereavement.
Unintentional weight loss in older adults. The most common etiologies are malignancy, nonmalignant gastrointestinal disease, and psychiatric conditions. Dementia, dentition, depresison, diarrhea, disease, drugs, dysfunction, dysgeusia, dysphagia. Your health care provider may suggest changes in your diet and an exercise program depending on the cause of your weight loss.