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Does hormonal imbalance cause difficulty in losing weight?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: Weightloss.... Is i have done everything possible to. Lose weight and failed. If hormone imbalance cause weight gain and weightloss failure?
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Answered by Dr. Mohammed Taher Ali (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hormonal imbalance can cause weight gain.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, Hi

Welcome to HCM.

I appreciate your concern for the "weight loss failure" despite of life style modifications like a healthy diet and a meticulous exercise program. And yes weight gain / weight loss failure can occur due to hormone imbalance.

Given below are some of the common causes of weight gain:

Due to hormonal imbalances;
1. Cushing syndrome caused by prolonged exposure to elevated levels of either endogenous glucocorticoids or exogenous glucocorticoids used in the treatment of various inflammatory conditions.
2. Hypothyroidism (Underactive thyroid, or low thyroid hormones)

Due to medications taken for various conditions

Glucocorticoids
Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression
Some drugs used to treat diabetes, convulsive disorders, etc
Drugs like NSAIDs.

Hope the explanation given above could be useful in detecting the possible cause of weight gain after consulting your doctor.

Wishing you a very good health.
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Does hormonal imbalance cause difficulty in losing weight?

Brief Answer: Hormonal imbalance can cause weight gain. Detailed Answer: Dear Sir, Hi Welcome to HCM. I appreciate your concern for the "weight loss failure" despite of life style modifications like a healthy diet and a meticulous exercise program. And yes weight gain / weight loss failure can occur due to hormone imbalance. Given below are some of the common causes of weight gain: Due to hormonal imbalances; 1. Cushing syndrome caused by prolonged exposure to elevated levels of either endogenous glucocorticoids or exogenous glucocorticoids used in the treatment of various inflammatory conditions. 2. Hypothyroidism (Underactive thyroid, or low thyroid hormones) Due to medications taken for various conditions Glucocorticoids Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression Some drugs used to treat diabetes, convulsive disorders, etc Drugs like NSAIDs. Hope the explanation given above could be useful in detecting the possible cause of weight gain after consulting your doctor. Wishing you a very good health.