Last Updated: August 16, 2022

Cachexia involves extreme weight loss and muscle wasting in response to the body fighting a disease such as cancer, HIV, aids, heart failure, COPD, chronic kidney disease, or autoimmune condition. A loss of more than 5% of one’s body weight in 12 months is considered cachexia.

Cachexia falls under theCancerandOthercategories.

Examine Database: Cachexia
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