Here is a quick mnemonic “INVOLUNTARY“ to remember about Unintentional Weight Loss Physiology
This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NExT Medical Step 1&2, MBBS, NEET PG, INI-CET, FMGE,MCAT & NCLEX exams
Unintentional Weight Loss Physiology : How To Remember Easily ?
I – Important implications of unintentional weight loss.
N – No identifiable cause in up to one-quarter of patients.
V – Variety of deleterious effects associated with weight loss in older persons.
O – Older persons experience age-dependent changes in body composition.
L – Loss of sex steroids contributes to changes in body composition.
U – Up to 8% of all adult outpatients encounter involuntary weight loss.
N – No documented evidence of weight loss in up to half of self-reported cases.
T – Total body weight peaks in the sixth decade of life and declines afterward.
A – Age-dependent decline in growth hormone secretion contributes to changes in lean body mass.
R – Reduced physical activity and loss of lean body mass lead to decreased hunger.
Y – Yielding early satiety and decline in appetite as part of the “anorexia of aging.”
Mnemonic : INVOLUNTARY