9 Medical Reasons You Can’t Just Ignore That Can Cause Weight Gain

Everyone today wants to stay fit, lose more weight and look young.

Have you heard about someone had side effects of tablets? Yes right, I am sure you did. Is this related to what has been written in the headline above?

Have you been in a situation that forces you to think : Inspite of doing proper exercise, focusing on my diet why am I not losing weight?

Absolutely, We try our best to lose weight and look as fit as possible but there may be some health reasons which can hamper or give fewer results to your best efforts to lose weight.

Most people observe weight gain as a result of their habit to eat and drink additional calories than they burn through a daily routine. But in some cases, your weight gain could also be because of an underlying current health condition. There are total 9 health conditions you should not ignore, can break the momentum of efforts towards weight loss

  1. Your Thyroid Is Sluggish/ Hypoactive Thyroid

    The thyroid, a gland within the neck, regulates many bodily functions as well as metabolism. However typically, for some reason, your thyroid could become under-active (meaning that your thyroid isn’t manufacturing enough thyroid hormones and result in a condition called hypothyroidism. One of the many symptoms of the condition? You guessed it, weight gain. The worst part is that the condition typically develops slowly, so many people don’t notice the symptoms till they’re full-blown, says the national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases. It gets worse if your thyroid issue is accountable for your weight gain, it doesn’t matter how much diligently you’re dieting and exercising.
    Although an underactive thyroid can occur at any age and in either sex.
    “Without enough thyroid hormone, the body’s metabolism slows down, which may result in weight gain,”.
  2. Diabetes treatment
    Weight gain is a common side effect nowadays for those who take insulin to control their diabetes. We all know, Insulin helps in proper diabetic management. Generally people with longstanding diabetes, tends to eat more than they need, to prevent low blood sugar.
    “Excessive snacking to stop a hypo contributes to an excessive calorie intake and overall weight gain.”
  3. Ageing
    People begin to lose modest amounts of muscle as they get older, as they became less active. Muscles area an economical calories burner, loss of muscle mass means you burn fewer calories. If you’re| eating and drinking same as you mostly have and are less physically active, this will result in weight gain. “To reduce muscle loss, you must keep yourself active and try to do regular muscle-strengthening exercises as much as possible”
  4. Steroid Treatment
    Steroids, also called corticosteroids, are used to treat a number of conditions, including asthma and arthritis. Long-term use of corticosteroid tablets seems to increase appetite in some people, resulting in weight gain. The higher the dose and longer you’re on steroids,you are likely to put on more weight, this is because steroids make you feel hungry. Being additional careful concerning what you eat throughout your steroid course can prevent from weight gain.
  5. Cushing’s Syndrome
    Cushing’s syndrome is extremely rare, hardly one in 50,000 people, and is caused by high levels of the hormone cortical. Weight gain is a common symptom, significantly on the chest, face and abdomen. It happens because cortical causes fat to be redistributed to those areas. Betting on the cause, treatment usually involves either reducing or retreating the utilization of steroids, or in some cases completely stopping use of steroids or surgery to get rid of the tumour.

    6. Stress And Low Mood

    Different people respond differently to stress, anxiety and depressed mood some people lose weight, while some gain weight. People generally use food as a coping mechanism leading to a vicious circle. Weight gain from depression will cause you additional depression, which may result in any further weight gain. If you recognize you are an emotional eater, you should search out for different types of distraction, like exercise or a hobby, going for a walk or having a soothing tub bath, chatting with friends.
  6. Tiredness
    Some studies and surveys have shown that people sleeping less than seven hours each day tend to be overweight than those who sleep for 9 hours or more. It isn’t clear why, however one theory is that sleep-deprived people have reduced levels of Leptin, the hormone responsible to make you feel full, and higher levels of Ghrelin, the hunger-stimulating hormone.

“If you are continuously feeling tired, you tend to go for high-calorie snacks to make sure  your energy levels are up throughout the day and do less physical activity, in turn burning fewer calories and adding more calories”

  1. Fluid Retention
    Fluid retention (Oedema) causes body to become swollen, that interprets into weight gain. This gain is caused by fluid accumulating within the body. If you notice you’ve got swollen ankles throughout the day, need to get up to pee at night, and need to sleep on few pillows to avoid breathlessness  you must see your doctor,
  2. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) 

PCOS may be a common condition affecting working of woman’s ovaries. Symptoms may include irregular periods, infertility, and weight gain. The exact cause of PCOS isn’t known, factors that may play a role include too much insulin and testosteronelow-grade inflammation,heredity, excess androgen.

Women with PCOS usually gain weight around their waist. Weight loss through dietary changes and exercise and in some cases with medication can help break the cycle.

Have you ever been through any of the above issues ever?

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