Excluding unexpected weight loss due to a known illness or as a consequence of treatment, unintentional weight loss is defined as a loss of more than 5 percent of usual body weight over the period of 6 to 12 months.
Dr. Rosalind Yong holds a medical degree from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Young is currently Honorary Clinical Tutor to Medical Students at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has interests in practical dermatology, child health, and advances in medicine. Her experience in writing includes articles for numerous medical journals on scientific, clinical, health, and wellness topics.