2. Unexplained weight loss
Many people desire to lose weight; however, if you aren’t dieting and exercising, yet you are losing weight, there’s a very good chance that an underlying medical condition is responsible for the weight loss. There are several conditions that can lead to unexplained weight loss, such as autoimmune disease or a hyperactive thyroid; however, cancer of the esophagus can also cause unexpected and unexplained weight loss.
There are a few reasons why this illness can cause weight loss; for instance, you may experience difficulty swallowing, which could prevent you from eating as much as you normally would. The condition could also increase metabolism, which could also lead to weight loss. If you notice that your clothing is fitting looser and that the numbers on the scale are dropping, esophageal cancer could be to blame. The earlier it’s caught, the better your outcome and recovery will be.