In this podcast Dr. Leah Gramlich, a gastroenterologist from the University of Alberta, will discuss weight loss. Weight loss is a common problem seen by generalists. Patients who are overweight or obese may intentionally lose weight to improve their health. However, progressive unintentional (involuntary) weight loss often indicates a serious medical or psychiatric illness. This podcast will discuss the approach to unintentional weight loss in the adult patient.
After listening to this podcast you should be able to:
- Describe significant weight loss
- Discuss the impact of unintentional weight loss
- Discuss the etiology of unintentional weight loss
- Describe an approach to unexplained weight loss
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