ICD is an International Classification Disease that groups diseases based on clumps. ICD 10 is the 10th revised classification book of diseases issued by WHO and is used as a reference worldwide. Basically, in this encoding set up approximately 155,000 types of diseases and codes that have been structured so you can see easily according to your needs. ICD 10 code for weight loss is R63. This code contains various derivative codes related to various diseases that can cause weight loss. Here below you will find out more information about R63.4 code.
This R63 code covers various diseases associated with weight loss, some of which are signs of continuous weight loss. Here is the list:
R 63.0 is Anorexia
R 63.1 is Polydipsia
R 63.2 is Polyphagia
R 63.3 is feeding difficulties
R 63.4 is abnormal weight loss
R 63.5 is abnormal weight gain
R 63.6 is Underweight
R 63.8 is other symptoms and signs concerning food and fluid intake
But basically, not all the problems about food and fluid intake go into classification code R 63, there are some exclude such as Bulimia NOS that is on code F.50.2 and also eating disorders is on F.50 code.
Abnormal Weight Loss
Abnormal weight loss can occur because a person wants to lose weight instantly which can cause abnormal weight loss or weight loss continuously. This weight loss cannot be explained and is difficult to control. However, losing weight instantly to cause abnormal weight loss is actually causing various health problems such as reducing the metabolic rate and decreased muscle mass. In general, the body has the anticipation of excessive weight loss, therefore the anticipation of the body is by lowering the metabolic rate or the body does not perform normal metabolism as usual. In addition, anything else that can happen is a reduction in muscle mass or also called ketosis process. The body will burn muscle mass to become the energy used to meet the body’s activity. Therefore, the body will lose a lot of fat and muscle mass will be reduced drastically because it has been burned into energy. Another possible complication is malnutrition. This is because when the diet, usually people will greatly limit food intake. Therefore, not infrequently they will actually experience malnutrition because the nutritional needs of the body is not comparable with the nutritional needs of the intake of food eaten.
Based on some of the above information, we already know the ICD 10 code for weight loss along with the translation so it will increase our knowledge. Therefore, we can learn that weight loss should not be instantaneous, we should use the right and regular way. Hopefully all of the information above will be useful for you and you do not experience any health problems because of weight loss as described above. Because the condition of the disease as above can cause more severe problems, even to the point of death. Therefore, you need to be very careful with the way you lose weight. Good luck!