Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain Or Loss

If you are experiencing a sudden weight gain or loss, it could be due to a medical condition.

One of the top medical conditions for quick weight gain is Hypothyroidism. It is also referred to as an issue with the thyroid gland. The tiny gland located in your neck generates hormones that help with your metabolism, which in turn burns calories. When the gland is not producing enough hormones, weight gain can occur. A doctor can quickly run a test to see if your thyroid is causing you issues. The good news is that it can be controlled with medication.


Insomnia is another leading cause of weight gain. The reason is that lack of sleep can impact your circadian rhythm and that impacts your metabolism. Plus, when you are overly tired, then you are not motivated to be active. Seeking a doctor's advice is imperative if you feel like you have insomnia, especially if it persists.

When your body makes too much of the hormone cortisol over a long period, it is called Cushing Syndrome. The reason this condition can cause weight gain is that it when too much of the hormone is produced it will interfere with the way your body is metabolizing food.

On the flip side, there are also medical conditions that will cause sudden weight loss for no reason. Diabetes is at the top of the list. One of the reasons is because diabetes can cause you to pee often to get rid of the excess sugar in your flood. If you are continually peeing, then you are peeing out calories, which will drop your weight.

Despite the trend to be gluten-free, many people have to steer clear of gluten because they have what is called Celiac Disease. People with this condition suffer a nasty immune response in their small intestines when they eat gluten. If not taken care of correctly the lining of the small intestines will be damaged, and nutrients can't absorb. When your body is not getting the proper nutrition, your weight will decrease.

These are just a few medical conditions that can cause weight gain or loss. If you have noticed a significant change in your weight in a small time frame, make sure to see a doctor.


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