Weight Loss

Arvey I. Rogers, Hendrikus S. Vanderveldt, Amar R. Deshpande

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The etiology of unintentional, documented weight loss can be identified through a careful analysis of history, physical examination, and selective laboratory tests which focus on uncovering factors leading to reduced caloric intake, or excessive caloric losses when caloric intake remains unchanged. Clinical presentations include the asymptomatic patient; a patient with a prior diagnosis; and a patient with symptoms. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a framework upon which can be built a rational approach to problem-solving weight loss whatever its presentation pattern.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTextbook of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1405191821, 9781405191821
StatePublished - Apr 16 2012


  • Anorexia
  • Caloric intake
  • Catabolism
  • Enteral alimentation
  • Hypermetabolism
  • Malassimilation
  • Occult
  • Sitophobia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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