5 Possible Health Conditions Stopping You From Losing Weight
Being healthy shouldn’t be an unnecessary expense. More importantly, it shouldn’t be expensive as there are natural ways to lose weight and keep yourself healthy. For one, you can take advantage of TCM slimming techniques that make losing weight more manageable and beneficial.
However, if you feel like you’ve poured your wallet out on all kinds of diet plans, home gym equipment, and gym membership fees yet are still dissatisfied with the results, there may be something preventing you from getting in your desired shape. There may be an underlying medical condition that may be hindering your weight loss journey.
The best course of action to determine whether this is true for you or not is to consult a doctor. Some of the most common health conditions that may be hindering you from losing as much weight as possible include the following:
Hypothyroidism is a condition where the thyroid gland is underactive, thus producing fewer thyroid hormones which are needed in the proper functioning of all the cells in your body. When the thyroid gland slows down or becomes underactive, everything else follows, including your metabolism. This makes it difficult for individuals to lose weight. On top of that, hypothyroidism can also make people feel sluggish, lethargic, overfatigued, depressed, and unable to concentrate and experience severe PMS.
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
PCOS is one of the major causes of infertility in females. Women diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome can have difficulty conceiving because their ovaries fail to ovulate frequently, resulting in less frequent menstrual periods. Aside from making it harder for women to get pregnant, PCOS can also cause many other medical debilitating conditions, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, sleep apnoea, and stroke. Moreover, it makes your body resistant to insulin, promoting fat storage and making you hungry all the time, causing weight gain.
- Inflammation and Cellular Damage
Inflammation occurs naturally inside the body as it fights infections and heals from injuries. However, chronic inflammation is not normal. This condition may be caused by smoking, certain prescription medications, air pollution, and food, including wheat, dairy, and sugar. If the issue is not treated immediately, it can cause cellular damage, impairing normal bodily functions. Additionally, it can cause difficulty in losing weight.
- Cushing’s Syndrome
This disorder occurs when the body makes too much cortisol, the hormone that helps your body cope with stress, over a long period. Cushing’s Syndrome affects metabolism, preventing food from turning into what it’s supposed to be inside our bodies – fat storage, energy, muscle, and waste. This is one of the reasons dieting alone won’t work for those with this condition. Therefore, it is seen in centripetal obesity as weight gain is one of the most common symptoms of this condition.
- Peptic Ulcer Disease
Peptic ulcer disease is where the duodenum or lining of the stomach has sores. One tell-tale sign of this condition is experiencing pain between meals or bedtime, lasting for several minutes to a couple of hours. The pain may go for days or weeks and only stop after eating or taking antacids. You may also experience vomiting, bloating, and burping. While the condition itself does not lead to weight gain, excessive eating or more frequently in an attempt to stop the pain can.
Losing weight is not about how much weight you lose. Rather, it’s about the health benefits you gain from exerting effort in keeping yourself in the best shape. So, if you genuinely want to get in shape healthily, you must introduce new approaches to weight loss, including specialised TCM weight loss techniques that have been proven effective for centuries.
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