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Cachexia: Unexplained Weight Loss and Mesothelioma

    Searching weight loss on the internet will turn up thousands upon thousands of articles running the gamut from spurious claims about cleanses to legit, but difficult to follow advice. The lesson is, people are obsessed with losing weight. Not everyone who loses weight does it by choice though, and Cachexia, a symptom of mesothelioma is a prime example of that. Cachexia involves involuntary weight loss, and is a symptom of many cancers. This article provides an overview of cachexia, it's link to mesothelioma, along with some promising treatments for this dangerous symptom.

    Cachexia is a symptom of many cancers, including mesothelioma, in which a patient begins losing weight against their will, and without knowledge of the cause.  Cachexia isn't just any weight loss, it represents a slow, unexplained loss of weight.. Many characterize cachexia as a wasting disease, and it includes a number of symptoms beyond the weight loss, including fatigue, atrophying muscles, and a loss of appetite, none of which can be fixed with increased calorie consumption. Because cachexia includes a loss of appetite, it's possible for the effects to compound on themselves, with the loss of appetite leading to further weight loss, weakness and atrophy.

    Mesothelioma is an aggressive and malignant cancer, and often leads to cachexia in patients.  Cachexia most commonly appears in patients with late stage cancers, and in patients with a terminal diagnosis, there is an 80% rate of cachexia. For patients with mesothelioma of the abdomen, unexplained weight loss may begin occurring as early as stage 2, due to the damage it can cause to the digestive system. In most forms of mesothelioma, weight loss doesn't appear until the advanced stages, most commonly in stage 4.

    Cachexia is very difficult to treat, however there have been recent trials that show some promise. As mentioned previously, the weight loss from cachexia isn't reversible with an increased intake of food calories, meaning that even if patients had the appetite, they can't eat their way out of it. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has been found, in 2007, to be beneficial for patients suffering with cachexia, helping with weight retention and appetite. There are drugs in development as well, some of which are showing promise for reversing the loss of muscle that occurs in cachexia. A patient's care team is a good resource for looking at these clinical trials in more detail, and determining if they'll be useful on a case-by-case basis.

    Weight loss is the magic fleece that many people are seeking, however when weight loss happens against a person's will, it can be horrifying. Cachexia is often described as a wasting disease, and patients lose muscle, appetite and weight. Cachexia is linked to cancer, and often shows up in mesothelioma. Treatment is difficult, but improvements are being made.

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