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Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Sometimes, we get fat even without taking fats. As the days pass, our weight’s figure gets larger. There are many things we do unintentionally that cause us to get more weight. They are weird ways to gain weight.
Some of them are following:

  • Depression:

If you think about your X or your final term exams didn’t go well and many situations etc., this can lead to a lot of depression.  Some of the people do eat more when they are depressed, without even taking care of the meal time or snacks. This thing can pile up a much amount of food in our body. That food eventually results in the increased calories.

  • Taking wrong medicines:

Some medicines are not suitable for everyone’s body. We should use antibiotics or other drugs after the prescription of the medical specialist. If you are taking medications like birth control pills, hormone stabilizers, hypertension treatment or anti-depressants, then there will be a higher chance to gain weight after this.
Use medicines only after the recommendation of your family doctor. He may find an alternate to your medication.

  • Something wrong with the digestive system:

When the digestive system is excellent, we can digest the food after 3 hours of the meal. The stool in two times a day is a normal thing. But when the digestive system is not fine, we don’t even digest food properly, and the food doesn’t pass through the elementary canal. This improper food is stored in the muscles as the raw material and fats. Thus, improper digestion can even lead to the weight gain.

  • Vitamin deficiency:

Vitamin deficiency can also lead to the increased weight.
This is because glucose is stored in the body in the form of glycogen. And whenever we don’t take enough vitamins, our body systems becomes weak. Our metabolic system is not able to convert enough things into the glucose. Metabolism becomes slow and the stored glycogen increase in its amount that can lead to the increased calories which in turn increase body weight.

  • Improper Thyroid function:

Our thyroid gland produces particular types of hormones that are responsible for regulating the metabolism of the body. For some reasons, the thyroid secretions can be depressed, or the hormones may not work. In this case, the body metabolism also decreases and this thing can be a very weird cause of the weight gain. The worst part of the story is that we can’t realize the malfunctioning of the hormone until we get enough weight.
So, it’s better to consult your physician whenever you feel that you’re gaining weight in spite of all the preventions.

Eat healthy-Stay healthy.

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Medical Director

About Anne Marie Ponce de Leon

Anne Marie Ponce de Leon MD is a proud native Houstonian. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Houston Baptist University with a double major in Biology and History. For medical school, she attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (recently renamed McGovern Medical School). She began her family practice training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, MA, but subsequently returned to Houston where she completed her residency at the Memorial Southwest Family Practice Program.

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