Obesity – Illnesses and weight gain

 Obesity – Illnesses and Weight gain

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 Obesity – Illnesses and Weight gain

The relationship between some illnesses and weight gain
There are medical conditions that are known to contribute to a person gaining weight. Two well known examples are, as I’ve previously discussed, hypothyroidism which is where insufficient quantities of the hormone from the thyroid gland are produced. The other example is a rare disorder called cushing syndrome where the body produces too much steroid hormones. Early diagnosis and treatment of these medical conditions can make it less likely that they influence weight gain

As with most medicines there are side effects in their use. Certain types of medicine are associated with the side effect of causing weight gain. This includes
1) Corticoid steroid drugs for diabetes, epilepsy and schizophrenia as well as antidepressants.

In some cases quitting smoking can lead to weight gain. But please bear in mind the benefit of stopping smoking vs the continued risk of continuing to smoke.