5 Chronic Conditions Linked with Poor Weight Control

Sep 01, 2023
5 Chronic Conditions Linked with Poor Weight Control
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall well-being, but certain conditions can make it difficult, only adding to your problems. 

While it’s easy for some doctors to prescribe weight loss and lifestyle changes as solutions for your concerns, a specialist understands that it’s rarely that simple. A healthy weight loss plan is supposed to account for your unique needs, including conditions that cause poor weight control. Weight is a cause of shame for many, but it’s often not the fault of the person struggling.

At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, our team of body wellness and anti-aging specialists customizes medical weight loss plans to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight for your unique body.

Chronic conditions linked to poor weight control 

Diet and exercise aren’t the only ways to maintain your body. You also need to address any conditions that might be causing you to gain or retain excess weight. These include: 

5. Hypothyroidism 

If you’ve been feeling cold and fatigued on top of gaining weight, it might be a sign that your thyroid isn’t producing enough hormones. In addition to weight gain, hypothyroidism can also cause dry skin, thinning hair, and depression. 

4. Insomnia and sleep apnea 

Lack of sleep seems like an unlikely cause of weight gain, but not getting enough rest can cause you to crave food and overproduce hormones like cortisol and insulin. Likewise, excess weight can worsen obstructive sleep apnea, further disturbing your sleep. 

3. Insulin resistance

Insulin resistance, also called metabolic syndrome, occurs when cells in the body stop responding to insulin, which causes the pancreas to overcompensate and make more. Over time, this can lead to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. 

2. Menopause

While aging doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to gain weight, the hormonal changes that occur as you get older do make it more difficult to keep the pounds off. Women who are dealing with menopause symptoms often have issues with weight gain, particularly around the waist and abdomen.

1. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

For women with PCOS, weight loss can be an uphill climb. Hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance have both been linked to weight gain, making PCOS one of the worst offenders when it comes to weight control. 

Building an effective weight loss plan

It’s easy to become lost and discouraged when diet and exercise plans don’t yield effective results. If you’ve struggled to lose weight despite your best efforts, your work ethic might not be the issue. 

With the help of a weight loss specialist, you can find out what’s holding you back, and begin building a weight loss plan that accommodates you. 

At Regenerative MedSpa of Buckhead, we offer customized programs that include assessment of chronic conditions, peptide therapy, and semaglutide injections. To learn more about our medical weight loss services, call 470-670-0465, or request an appointment online