"Ten Times Your Weight Gain Might Signal A Big Health Problem"- Kristen Dodd, Ashley Mateo, and Carly Breit
Sudden weight gain with no discernible cause may be a sign something is askew in your body. Your hormones could be out of whack, or other sneaky health conditions could be causing your metabolism to misfire. Cushing’s disease causes excess cortisol production and can trigger weight gain in the abdominal area and the back of the neck, said Reshmi Srinath, MD, assistant professor of medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and bone disease and the director of weight and metabolism management program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Cushing’s typically presents with significantly low energy and complications like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. But the telltale sign is very large, red stretch marks on their belly,” she said. If this sounds eerily familiar, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
- Reshmi Srinath, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease, Director, Weight and Metabolism Management Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai