9 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain

Hypothyroidism: Underactive thyroid gland slows metabolism, leading to weight gain, fatigue, and cold intolerance.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Hormonal imbalance in women, causing weight gain due to insulin resistance and irregular periods.

Cushing's Syndrome: Excess cortisol hormone leads to weight gain, especially in the face and upper body, along with high blood pressure.

Depression and Mental Health Medications: Some meds cause weight gain, and depression itself can lead to overeating and sedentary behavior.

Insulin Resistance and Type 2 Diabetes: Insulin issues lead to weight gain, as elevated insulin levels promote fat storage.

Hypothalamic Disorders: Disruption of brain's hunger and metabolism control can cause unregulated weight gain.

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Rare genetic disorder causing insatiable hunger, leading to severe obesity if not managed.

Hormonal Birth Control: Certain birth control methods may lead to weight gain as a side effect.

Menopause: Hormonal changes during menopause can result in weight gain, particularly around the abdomen.


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