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Surprising reasons which lead to weight gain…

This is different from Cushing's disease which refers to a pituitary-dependent cause of Cushing's syndrome: such as a tumor in the pituitary gland which ultimately produces elevated levels of cortisol.

You Have Cushing’s Syndrome.

The syndrome was described by Harvey Cushing since 1932 and the morphological features: weight gain and deposition of fat in the upper body and face are well-known. Cushing’s syndrome is the name given to the signs and symptoms associated with prolonged exposure to inappropriately high levels of the hormone cortisol which can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs. This is different from Cushing’s disease which refers to a pituitary-dependent cause of Cushing’s syndrome: such as a tumor in the pituitary gland which ultimately produces elevated levels of cortisol.

Not getting proper sleep

A huge factor in unexplained weight gain is lack of sleep. When your body is sleep deprived, your hormones get mixed up, and one of these hormones is leptin. Leptin is the hormone that controls your hunger, metabolism and food to energy conversion. If you skip a good night’s rest, your leptin levels will plummet, causing you to feel hungier. Additionally, your metabolim will slow, and your body will start storing calories instead of digesting them. Virtually any extra food you eat will become part of your fat storage. If you are eating right and exercising regularly, lack of sleep may be the issue. So make sure that you get a full 8 hours per night

You’re Taking The Wrong Rx

There’s a long list of medications that can cause weight gain: If you’re taking birth control pills, excess hormones for hormone therapy, steroids, beta-blockers for heart disease and blood pressure, anti-seizure meds, breast cancer medications like Tamoxifen, some treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, and even some migraine and heartburn medications, you may notice pounds creeping on.

Your Body Doesn’t Have Enough of Certain Nutrients.

There are a few supplements out there that include a truly massive amount of supplementary energy. How does an extra 1250 calories per day sound? You can bet that you’ll gain weight quickly if you add that to your daily diet!

This is a great nutritional weight gain supplement for anyone who has a weaker appetite, or trouble with larger meals. Personally, I can’t really eat a huge plate without feeling bloated all night.

This supplement essentially contains a full meal in each serving. with 50 grams of protein, 250 grams of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and creatine for muscle development.

You are getting old 

  1. Metabolism slows down. When you’re in your teens and 20s, you can get away with gorging yourself on junk food a lot more easily than you can when you’re 40 or 50. Even people who eat a lot of healthy food have to adjust as their metabolism slows with age. People who maintain bad eating habits tend to gain significant weight as they grow older.
  2. Less time. Eating healthy takes time and effort. Fresh fruits and vegetables need to be consumed more quickly than foods with excess sugar and preservatives. It can be a challenge to prepare veggies and plan ahead/manage your diet. On the flip side, it’s so easy to swing by Mickey D’s and grab a delicious cheeseburger, fries, and Coke. As people get older, they have more responsibilities: work, family, etc.

You Have Plantar Fasciitis.

First, the good news. You can, and actually should, run while treating it. Cut your distance, no speed work, try to run on level surfaces, and avoid concrete if possible.

Next, your shoes. You likely are wearing the wrong shoes, or have too many miles on them. If you have more than about 300 miles on your shoes, and this just started, a new pair of the same model might do the trick. If not, go to a running store and have them fit you. You will want a shoe that holds your heel steady, so your foot doesn’t torque. An insole that cups your heel snugly can also help.

Now, the self-treatment. If possible, use heat on your foot prior to running to warm it up. After running, use ice for 15–20 minutes.

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