Sudden weight gain: what can it be?

Weight gain is not always associated with overeating. Illnesses or health problems can be linked to this disorder, especially when weight gain occurs suddenly.

It is not always easy to deal with the extra pounds, but when they arise suddenly and without explanation you need to be aware. Find out which health problems can interfere with weight gain:

  • Thyroid problems;
  • Stress;
  • Adrenal diseases;
  • Insomnia;
  • Certain medications such as those with hormones, or that cause disorders in thyroid function, among others;
  • Anxiety;
  • Menopause;
  • Fluid retention;
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.

Redoubled attention

If even with the correct diet and physical exercise there is an increase in weight for no apparent reason, it is important to consult the doctor. Weight is just one of the ways in which the body signals that something is not going well.

Realizing this change and seeking professional help from an endocrinologist is important to solve the problem, and to treat the agent that is causing it early.