Causes of Obesity

Obesity occurs due to unhealthy diet, regularly eating and drinking of more calories than they use. Besides a person's eating behavior, number of factors results to obesity, which includes a lack of physical activity, a lack of sleep, genetics and the use of certain medications that can cause gain in the weight, such as corticosteroids, antidepressants or some seizure medications.

These health conditions also can lead to weight gain, including:

1. polycystic ovary syndrome - polycystic ovary syndrome can affect up to 10 percent of women of childbearing age and can also lead to excess body hair and reproductive problems.

2.Cushing's syndrome- Cushing's syndrome results from an overproduction of the hormone cortisol by the adrenal glands and is characterized by weight gain in the upper body, face and neck.

3.Prader-Willi syndrome, a rare genetic condition in which people never feel full, and so they want to eat constantly.

 

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gallstones
  • Sleep apnea

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