Weight gain it is associated with excessive consumption of food, beverages or pregnancy and sometimes can be a symptom of a health problem. The increase may be continuous or momentary. It is important to take into account of whether this takes place in a short period of time.


What kind of diseases can be associated weight gain?

The following diseases may be associated with weight gain:

  • Acromegaly
  • Food intolerance
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • PCOS
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Cushing's syndrome

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for weight gain?

To counteract a weight gain associated with unhealthy diet, it is essential to identify the cause of the condition. Sometimes, for example, the problem is the intake of drugs, so a change in the dose, should be the first step of stopping the accumulation of weight. Other times you need to undergo specific therapies to treat the health problem behind the condition.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of weight gain?

If you gain weight for no apparent reason, it is good to ask for an advice from your physician. In your visit remember to mention the list of other possible symptoms and the medications you take regularly.