Weight loss that is sudden and unexpected is often a sign of a serious condition or disease. Weight loss is caused by changes in metabolism which make the body break down food in a different way.
Weight loss can also be a cancer symptom, and one of the most common cancer types that triggers weight loss is leukemia. Other diseases that cause weight loss can be stomach cancer and pancreatic cancer.
#1 Stress Fractures
Have you had more than one stress fracture over the last couple of years? Then you may be at risk or already suffering from osteoporosis. Your feet and shins are particularly vulnerable to stress fractures.
Get a bone density test to find out if you have osteoporosis, which can be treated with medication.