Unintentional Weight Loss: Causes, Management, And icd 10 Code For Weight Loss

February 3, 2017

Having an ideal body weight is a goal or a big goal for some people. They will have nothing to do or to shame about how they look. It increases their self confident. Ideal body weight is not only beautifies your appearance but also increase and keep you healthy. There are some benefits that you can get by maintaining body weight such as decreased breast cancer risk, improved hearth health, increased fertility, better sleep, decreased risk of diabetes and having more birthday candles.

The most common health problem that related to weight is overweight or obesity. Too much too have something is not good but too less to have something is also not good. Another problem is weight loss. Some people may loss their weight drastically due to some conditions. Keep reading to know more.

You may ever been thinking about the way to diagnose a disease.  Diagnosis way is helped by a system call International Classification of Diseases which always getting some expansion in revisions. Recently, people use the tenth revision of its system called ICD-10. Then, ICD-10 code for weight loss is R63.4. Some related codes before you find this code are symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings (R00-R99), general symptoms and signs (R50-R69), then you will find the icd 10 code for weight loss written as symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake (R63).

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What Causes Weight Loss?

Some of you may be fat and really want to lose weight but the others are losing their weight so much unintentionally. Some potential causes of unintentional weight loss include:

  • Nutritional deficiencies (Malnutrition)
  • Lung cancer
  • Stomach ulcer
  • Liver cancer
  • Cirrhosis
  • Changes in diet or appetite
  • Changes in sense of smell
  • Changes in sense of taste
  • Dental problems
  • Depession
  • Diabetes
  • Heart failure
  • Medications
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Substances abuse such as alcohol, cocaine and others
  • Tuberculosis
  • Dementia, etc.

How Can People Manage the Weight Loss?

Firstly, it is extremely important to determine and making sure the cause of weight loss. Knowing the cause will guide you to the right management strategy. Common strategies to manage weight loss include:

  • Document weight more frequently
  • Provide readily available, easy to prepare meals and snacks
  • Take some medication to stimulate appetite
  • Use some multivitamin/mineral supplement

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