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What causes swollen ankle and unintentional weight loss? 8 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is the severe scarring and poor function of the liver caused by long-term exposure to toxins such as alcohol or viral infections.

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2

Nutritional Deficiencies (Malnutrition)

A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body doesn't absorb the necessary amount of a nutrient. Deficiencies can lead to a variety of health problems.

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3

Emphysema

Smoking is the leading cause of emphysema, a disease of the lungs that makes it hard to breathe. Learn more about how emphysema affects you and how it's treated.

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4

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious illness that can stop your kidneys from functioning properly. Learn how this condition is diagnosed and treated.

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5

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is progressive and irreversible damage to the kidneys. The most common causes of CKD are high blood pressure and diabetes.

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6

Infective Endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection in the heart valves or endocardium. It can lead to stroke and heart failure. Read about the symptoms and treatments.

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7

Endocarditis

Endocarditis, also known as infective endocarditis, is a condition in which your heart's inner lining is inflamed. Learn about causes and symptoms.

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8

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a degenerative disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It causes loss of control of voluntary muscles.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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