10 Medical Conditions That Can Cause Weight Gain


Hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid, is a prevalent medical condition where the thyroid gland does not produce adequate hormones.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) causes numerous cysts on the ovaries and an imbalance of reproductive hormones in reproductive-aged women. 


Diabetes is a medical condition marked by elevated blood glucose levels, commonly called blood sugar. It manifests in two forms.

Heart Problem

Weight gain can also result from heart failure or coronary artery disease. When the heart struggles to pump blood, fluid retention and edema cause weight gain.

Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome is an uncommon condition caused by prolonged exposure to high hormone cortisol levels.


Depression is a mental health disorder affecting people worldwide. It causes various symptoms, including changes in appetite and weight gain.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where an individual’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

Adrenal Insufficiency

 Hormones like cortisol and aldosterone control the body's metabolism, blood pressure, and balance of electrolytes.


Hypogonadism is a condition where the testes in men or ovaries in women do not produce enough hormones.

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