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8 Health-Related Reasons For Weight Gain

Did you know that unexplained weight gain can indicate an underlying health issue?

Sometimes, despite maintaining a healthy caloric intake and getting regular exercise, an individual can experience weight gain due to these eight health-related reasons…

1. Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid (the butterfly gland in your neck) becomes underactive or fatigues entirely (meaning it stops producing adequate thyroid hormone). As a result your metabolism will decrease leading to a high risk of packing on pounds for no apparent reason. However, the associated symptoms of hypothyroidism—including fatigue, depression, and coldness in the extremities—may lead you to believe that something is amiss.

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