You do everything to lose weight, but if you are not successful, there may be hormones that prevent you from losing weight. Due to its effects on appetite and metabolism, some hormone diseases may cause problems such as obesity and changes in body fat distribution.
What are the hormonal problems that make weight loss difficult?
- INSULIN RESISTANCE
- CUSHING SYNDROME
- GROWTH HORMONE
Insulin allows the passage of blood sugar into the cell. If there is a problem with this mechanism, more insulin is secreted and blood sugar is adjusted. In this case, the functions of insulin related to fat metabolism are exaggerated, fat in the abdomen and weight gain is seen. Insulin resistance of people with hunger tolerance is reduced, easy weight gain and difficult to give.
HYPERTYROIDY (Thyroid hormone deficiency):
Decrease in thyroid hormone level may cause weight tendency. Because both metabolism slows down and water is kept in the body. But it is not the main cause of obesity, it is only a factor that increases the weight problem.
Sex hormones are also important in body fat distribution. In women, estrogen decreases with menopause, which causes the body fat to settle in the abdomen.
Overexpression of the hormone cortisol caused by a tumor, abdominal fat; It is a rare cause of obesity with many symptoms such as thinning of arms and legs.
Cortisone, which is given as a drug, can have similar effect by converting to cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a hormone that is released by stress in the body.
It is the hormone that determines body fat ratio and fat distribution. Growth hormone is relatively low in obese, but growth hormone should not be recommended as treatment unless there is a deficiency in the degree of disease.
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