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Unintentional Weight Loss

It is quite common for weight to fluctuate a few pounds in either direction. People who tend to retain fluid and get swollen legs can quickly lose several pounds of water over one to two days. This is especially true if a person takes water pills (diuretics).

Weight loss related to water only is not the subject of this guide. Weight loss in this guide refers to a decrease in "dry" weight.

Most people who lose weight and are concerned about it often have a diminished appetite.

Has your appetite decreased?

Yes, my appetite has decreased.

No, my appetite is still good.

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