Cushing's syndrome: excess cortisol leads to weight gain in abdomen, face, back. Seek medical help promptly for diagnosis and treatment.
Swollen thyroid, dry skin, slow heart rate, fatigue, poor concentration, memory issues may indicate hypothyroidism. Treatable with medication.
PCOS: Hormonal condition causing infertility, irregular cycles, cysts on ovaries, hair growth, and acne. Early diagnosis crucial for treatment.
Signs of heart failure: loss of appetite, coughing, trouble lying flat, rapid weight gain in abdomen, ankles, and legs due to fluid overload. See a doctor promptly.
Signs of uterine fibroids: weight gain, abdominal/back pain, bladder pressure, constipation. Noncancerous growths causing bloating & imbalance.
Depression can cause weight gain or loss. Drumm uses PHQ-9 to diagnose it in patients with new weight gain. Treatment improves markers.
Drumm warns of weight gain with meds: diabetes drugs (sulfonylureas, insulin, pioglitazone), psychiatric meds (atypical antipsychotics), and oral steroids.
Abdominal pain, swelling, nausea, vomiting, and leg swelling could indicate liver disease. Seek medical help promptly. Treatments vary.
Nephritic syndrome: face, body swelling, high blood pressure. Treatments: diet, rest, meds, dialysis. Hospitalization if needed.
Possible acromegaly: weight gain, joint pain, deeper voice, skin tags may result from excess growth hormone. Enlarged feet/hands, get checked.
Weight gain, pain in abdomen/pelvis, sleep issues, irregular menstruation may signal ovarian cancer. See a doctor for timely detection and treatment.