When we experience certain fluctuations in our weight, either weight gain or loss, we usually associate it with our diets, right? Well, did you know that there are certain diseases that can cause weight gain or weight loss, that have nothing to do with your diet and exercise routine?
When a person is overweight or obese, it can cause a number of health complications, including, heart problems, hypertension, etc., and also, being obese can be a huge blow to a person's confidence.
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On the other end of the spectrum, being extremely underweight is also dangerous to a person's healthy and consistent weight loss can cause malnutrition and even organ failure!
So, being overweight or underweight can are not good signs of health.
Normally, we feel that if we overeat and do not exercise on a regular basis, we become obese and if we do not take in enough food, we lose weight.
However, there are certain disorders that can cause unhealthy weight fluctuations on our body. Find out what they are, here.
Arthritis is a condition that is usually seen in older, people that causes inflammation and stiffness of the muscles and joints. This disease can cause hormonal fluctuations that can lead to unexplained weight loss.
Lupus is another autoimmune disease that can cause weight loss, as it affects the immune system and may induce a drastic decrease in appetite.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition, in which there is inflammation of the skin cells. This condition may cause weight gain, as it may decrease the metabolic rate of your body.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder that affects the ovaries, causing symptoms like irregular periods and weight gain.
Hyperthyroidism is another hormonal diseases which is caused due to the under production of the thyroid hormone, causing appetite loss and weight loss.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder caused due to high blood sugar levels. Due to the fluctuations in insulin levels, diabetic people can experience weight loss as a symptom.
7. Addison’s Disease
Addison's disease is another autoimmune disease that can cause decreased appetite, due to hormonal imbalances, thus causing weight loss.