Headache And Weight Loss (Unintentional)

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

Many people can get a headache if they miss a meal or aren't getting enough to eat. But if you are losing weight without trying, this needs to be checked out by your doctor. Possible causes can include uncontrolled Type 1 diabetes, depression, an eating disorder, or even cancer. So talk to your doctor to see what's causing your weight loss.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

Symptoms & Signs A-Z List