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230 Possible Causes for Excessive Body Weight Gain

  • Vitamin D Deficiency

    PTH excess may promote weight gain by impeding catecholamine-induced lipolysis-implications for the impact of calcium, vitamin D, and alcohol on body weight.[]

  • Ovarian Cyst

    body hair, acne, weight gain and potential fertility issues.[] gain, acne or excess hair on the face and body.[] […] multiple instances can be a sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), an androgen imbalance that not only causes many cysts to grow each cycle, but also irregular periods, excess[]

  • Metabolic Syndrome

    As we get older, we tend to become less active and may gain excess weight.[] This weight is generally stored around the abdomen, which can lead to the body becoming resistant to the hormone insulin.[]

  • Insulin Resistance

    When they’re full, the liver sends the excess glucose to fat cells to be stored as body fat. Yep, weight gain.[] The main cause of elevated free fatty acids is eating too many calories and carrying excess body fat.[] In fact, overeating, weight gain and obesity are all strongly associated with insulin resistance ( 12, 13, 14, 15 ).[]

  • Pregnancy

    weight gain, nutrition and exercise, and, especially, the need to limit excessive weight gain to achieve best pregnancy outcomes.[] Health care providers who care for pregnant women should determine a woman's body mass index at the initial prenatal visit and counsel her regarding the benefits of appropriate[]

  • Obesity

    That’s because sugar changes the hormones and biochemistry of your body when consumed in excess. This, in turn, contributes to weight gain .[] It is important that a child’s health care provider evaluates a child’s BMI, growth, and potential health risks due to excess body weight.[] When a person consumes more calories than they use as energy, their body will store the extra calories as fat. This can lead to excess weight and obesity.[]

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

    […] management difficulties including weight gain or difficulty losing weight excessive facial and body hair growth, known as hirsutism decreased libido Tests and diagnosis No[] Many of the signs and symptoms of PCOS can be detrimental to a young woman’s body image, particularly weight gain, excessive hair growth on the face and body, dirty looking[] body hair growth, head hair loss or thinning, and weight gain.[]

  • Morbid Obesity

    Numerous scientific studies have established that your genes play an important role in your tendency to gain excess weight.[] The body weight of adopted children shows no correlation with the body weight of their adoptive parents, who feed them and teach them how to eat.[]

  • Lipedema

    Lipedema generally starts slowly during adolescence and progressively worsens over time, especially in patients who gain significant amounts of excess weight.[] After the birth , while she was caring for her baby, she started following a rigorous diet to lose the excess weight she had gained during pregnancy.[] Dieting can result in a normal appearance in the upper body but persistently enlarged legs.[]

  • Acanthosis Nigricans

    Thus, even though ex-smokers may think they have gained excessive weight after stopping, they do not, in fact, weigh any more than the nonsmoking cohort.[] . 3 Ex-smokers of both sexes do not differ significantly from nonsmokers in either caloric intake or body mass index.[] […] people who quit smoking will gain weight, 2 epidemiologic data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II) suggest that this gain may not be excessive[]

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