Well there are dozens of reasons, due to which one may gain weight, but one must not ignore the role played by metabolic hormones of human body. If you belong to the group of people who has healthy diet but are still unsuccessful to get rid of those extra kilos, then you may start thinking about it.
Here we describe four of the most not so obvious reason about hormone-related weight gain.
1. “Adrenal” weight gain
The first reason is Adrenal glands, that partake in the fight-or-flight response to stress. If you reamin under stress too often then it is more likely your body may develop hormone imbalance, leading to different dysfunctions.
Abdominal weight gain which is the result of an excess of cortisol(stress hormone) generated by Adrenal glands .
Here are the symptoms of adrenal gland dysfunction:
- An Increase of fate deposit in abdominal and waist areas;
- Fullness of the face and neck with relatively thin arms and legs;
- Increased blood pressure;
- Mood wings , increased blood sugar, weak muscles.
If you think you have got weight gain due the adrenal glands, it is advisible to consult your physician and try to reduce stress. You may reduce your stress with meditation or yoga.
2. “Hepatic” weight gain
One of the most important and vital organ of human body is the liver. It is mainly resposible for health and well-being. If it malfunctions, belly fat starts accumulating.
Here are the symptoms may appear:
- High blood sugar;
- High or increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels;
- Joint pain, allergies, and skin problems.
If you see accumulating fat around your waistline without big changes in your daily diet, consult your doctor.
3. “Thyroid” weight gain
One of the main resposibility of thyroid is the rate of energy used by human body. If your thyroid isn’t working properly, weight gain is the result even if you reduce energy intake.
Signs and symptoms of lack of thyroid activity:
- Weak muscles and lax skin;
- Lasting fatigue and weight gain;
- Hair loss;
- Decelerated heartbeat;
A regularly visit your endocrinologist could prove to be beneficial to recognize thyroid dysfunction and get proper treatment and the relevant measures.
4. “Ovarian” weight gain
This 4th reason is associated with women which is hormonal imbalance. The carbohydrates that are taken by women are converted into fat deposits. No matter how healthily a woman eats, she’ll still gain weight.
Here are the symptoms of ovarian dysfunction:
- Weight gain even actively doing physical exercise;
- Craving sweets and dairy;
- Fat deposits in the lower body;
- Pain or ache in the ovaries.
Please not this certainly isn’t a comprehensive list of reasons that can be taken for granted for weight gain with a healthy diet and lifestyle, and there are may be other reasons and diseases that can cause excess weight gain. Therefore, we strongly advise to consult physician if you’ve suddenly begun gaining weight and can’t lose it.