Rapid weight gain can signal thyroid malfunction, depression, ovarian disease, or fluid retention in the body. Gaining extra pounds is also a side effect of using insulin. Doctors advise not to ignore such a symptom and not go on a diet, but seek qualified diagnostics.
So, hypothyroidism, or insufficient activity of the thyroid gland, slows down the metabolism in the body and, as a result, causes a set of extra pounds. Polycystic ovary syndrome leads to the same effect due to imbalance of hormones.
As Profil magazine writes, increased appetite and decreased physical activity may be the cause of the first phenomenon of depression. Also, weight gain occurs at a time when the fluid accumulating in the body, for some pathological reason, does not come out. Most often, problems appear in the legs, feet, ankles and hands, informs The Health Site.
Previously NEWS.ru provided endocrinologist advice on diagnosing diabetes in children. According to Elena Petryaykina, a specialist at the Moscow Department of Health, parents should be alert if a child has severe thirst, increased appetite, or unreasonably frequent urination.