Abnormal weight gain

Slower than normal rate of weight increase.

Symptoms of Abnormal weight gain

The following features are indicative of Abnormal weight gain:
  • constipation
  • excessive weight gain without a cause
  • hair loss
  • feel cold more often than before for unknown reason
  • swollen feet
  • shortness of breath
  • uncontrollable hunger accompanied by palpitations
  • uncontrollable hunger accompanied by tremor
  • uncontrollable hunger accompanied by sweating
  • vision changes

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Common Causes of Abnormal weight gain

The following are the most common causes of Abnormal weight gain:
  • using birth control pills
  • using corticosteroids
  • drugs used to treat diabetes
  • Cushing syndrome
  • underactive thyroid
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Other Causes of Abnormal weight gain

The following are the less common causes of Abnormal weight gain:
  • menopause
  • pregnancy

Risk Factors for Abnormal weight gain

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Abnormal weight gain:
  • a person who quit smoking
  • menopause
  • pregnancy

Prevention of Abnormal weight gain

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Abnormal weight gain. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • do regular exercise
  • do not eat unhealthy food
  • weight monitoring regularly
  • set realistic weight goals

Occurrence of Abnormal weight gain

Common Age Group

Abnormal weight gain can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Abnormal weight gain can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Abnormal weight gain

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Abnormal weight gain:
  • Health history: To know about all health issue
  • Physical exam: To check height, weight or all organ functioning
  • BMI (Body mass index): To check for level of obesity
  • Waist circumference measurement: To check for visceral fat or abdomen fat
  • Blood test: To check for liver function test, cholesterol level, diseases related to obesity

Complications of Abnormal weight gain if untreated

Yes, Abnormal weight gain causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Abnormal weight gain is left untreated:
  • high triglycerides level
  • decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol
  • type 2 diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • sleep apnea
  • gallbladder disease
  • infertility
  • irregular periods
  • erectile dysfunction
  • sexual health issues
  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • osteoarthritis

Procedures for Treatment of Abnormal weight gain

The following procedures are used to treat Abnormal weight gain:
  • Gastric bypass surgery: To create a small pouch above the stomach that directly bypass food and liquid flow directly
  • LAGB (Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding): To separate the stomach into two pouches
  • Biliopancreatic diversion: To remove stomach large portion or to leave the valve which help in food to release in the small intestine
  • Gastric sleeve: To create a small reservoir for food

Self-care for Abnormal weight gain

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Abnormal weight gain:
  • do not eat unhealthy food
  • do regular exercise
  • stick to diet plan

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 9/22/2020.
This page provides information for Abnormal weight gain.

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