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A 20-year-old member asked:

I keep gaining weight, but i don't eat much, is there a medical reason for this?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Possibly: Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone), cushing's syndrome (too much cortisol), med side effects, inactivity, fluid retention; there are many reasons why weight could increase despite not eating much. Regardless, apart from retaining too much fluid (eg. Congestive heart failure), if weight is increasing, it is because the number of calories exceeds the body's need.
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Dr. Jennie Law
Endocrinology 15 years experience
Maybe: There r some medical reasons for weight gain (water retention with chf, severe hypothyroidism or cushings). Altho hard to believe, many ppl eat a lot more than they realize bc processed foods and sauces sneak in a lot of calories and portions have been distorted by restaurants.
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I do not eat much and stilli a m gaining weight. Why is this happening?

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Maybe you are : Eating too little and your metabolic rate has dropped. Perhaps you are not exercising enough.
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