Gaining weight with age is completely normal. As you age, your physical activity decreases. You almost stop running and playing and playing. Slow activity, natural loss of muscle mass, slow metabolism, and more are many reasons why you gain weight.
If you gain weight suddenly, it’s not normal for your body. Hormonal imbalance, thyroid or any other reason could also be behind it.
Experts point out that the human body is complex. Over time, a lot of problems have arisen in this regard. One of them is sudden weight gain. We spoke with Dr. Shruti Awasthi, Senior Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, about the reasons for the sudden weight gain. He gave many reasons for sudden weight gain.
Here are 5 reasons for sudden weight gain
Dr. Shruti explained: “When women ask their doctor about the cause of sudden weight gain, the doctor first asks for a thyroid test. We all know that we have a butterfly-shaped gland in our neck that secretes hormones that control our metabolism.
If you have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), your metabolism may slow down. This can lead to weight gain. As a result, women can also experience problems such as fatigue, lack of energy, dry skin, hair loss, or changes in their voice. So first check your thyroid levels and take the appropriate medication.
In fact, the period before menopause begins is called perimenopause. It usually starts after a woman is 40 years old. There are many changes in perimenopause. As a result, estrogen increases or decreases unevenly. As a result, not only weight gain, but also changes such as hot flashes, decreased libido, and irregular menstruation can occur. As a result, muscles become slack and body fat increases.
3 Polycystic ovary syndrome
Research shows that one in five women has polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at some point. It is an endocrine hormone disorder that disrupts the balance of reproductive hormones estrogen and testosterone.
Not only can this cause irregular periods, but it can also affect how the body uses insulin. This affects blood sugar levels and causes weight gain in the central part of the body.
4 Stress and anxiety
When you’re stressed, your adrenaline takes a hit. The secretion of cortisol hormone begins to increase. This allows the body to store energy and fat. Most of us are stressed by office or family problems. When cortisol hormone levels remain high for an extended period of time, fat starts to accumulate in the body. This can also lead to weight gain.
5 Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
Good bacteria, including probiotics, are responsible for the proper functioning of the gut, explains Dr. Shruti. But bad bacteria are also present in the digestive system. When the balance of good and bad bacteria is out of balance, bacteria in the small intestine can overgrow.
This can lead to flatulence, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, and excess gas. Because of this, you can suddenly gain weight. In addition to this, overuse of drugs can also lead to sudden weight gain.