Four Hormones Responsible For Weight Gain In Women

hormones responsible for weight gain in women

Losing weight for women folk is a tough task as it required a lot of hard work and discipline. You can’t lose weight by only eating healthy, you need to exercises and most important thing is to keep check on the hormones. As the imbalance hormones in the body may ruin you all effort for losing weight, so it is necessary to keep a check on the hormones.

The hormones play important role in the body as they control the reactions as well as functions including metabolism, inflammation, and menopause. The imbalance of hormones occurs due to stress, genes, poor metabolism, and indigestion. At the end, disrupted hormones cause weight gain in women.

Here are the hormones which cause weight gain:


The thyroid gland presence in your neck and produces three hormones T3, T4, and calcitonin. These hormones play important roles in regulating metabolism, heart rate and in brain development. The sometimes gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormones which are known as Hypothyroidism. The hypothyroidism occurs due to gluten intolerance, malnutrition, and environmental toxins. This hypothyroidism related to weight gain. It causes water accumulation which makes you look plump.


These hormones carry glucose into the cells. The cells used it as energy or store them as fats. They also maintain the blood sugar levels in the body. Consuming unhealthy foods as well as over consuming alcohol and artificially sweetened drinks can cause insulin resistance. In this case, the cells lose the ability to recognize glucose- bound insulin and stay in the bloodstream leads to rising blood sugar level. The rise in blood sugar level causes weight gain.


Famously known as hunger hormone, helps in stimulating appetite and escalates fat deposition. This hormone mainly secreted by the stomach. The higher level of hunger hormone in the body leads to weight gain.


Testosterone is responsible for burning fat and strengthening bones. The level of testosterone reduces in women with age and stress also reduces the level of testosterone. The lower level testosterone enhances the stress levels and causes more fat accumulation.

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