Common Diseases Related with Weight Gain

By on August 9, 2014

commondesasWeight gain is common problem in women which is caused due to various diseases. In other words, we can say that most of the diseases start with symptom of weight gain.Weight gain can be caused by any of the following health conditions:

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which weight gain is common symptom. During this disease, your thyroid gland under-produces certain important hormones. The under-production of these hormones results in the slowing down of your metabolism. Other symptoms caused by hypothyroidism are joint pain, infertility and heart disease. Generally, synthetic hormones are used to treat hypothyroidism.

Food sensitivity

Food sensitivity and food reactions do not always occur immediately. It may take many hours and also shown as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by inflammation and the release of certain hormones.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

It is a common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age. The condition causes enlargement of the ovaries with the appearance of multiple cysts. This condition not only causes obesity but also causes infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods, excess hair growth and acne.

Imbalance Blood sugar

Blood sugar imbalance can also cause gain in weight. The hormone insulin is released which causes sugar to be stored away and blood sugar levels to be lowered, which trigger cravings for more sweets in order to stabilize blood sugar balance.

Menopause

The change in composition of body during this interval may make it difficult to lose any excess weight. As the hormonal changes can cause an increase in appetite and lead to weight gain during menopause.

Disease in organs

Organ enlargement, such as from an ovarian cyst, and obstruction of lymph fluid can also be the reason for increasing weight. Disease in any organ like kidney, heart can cause fluid retention and it generally appears as swelling in different body parts especially in the eyes and ankles.

Anxiety

Many women are engaged in emotional eating which is known as a response to anxiety, depression and assumed as an attempt to fill a void in your life through food. Chocolate and other sweets may consider as comfort food but it increases the weight.