What are the causes of sudden weight gain & bloating?

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One of the typical causes of sudden weight gain and bloating occurs when a woman has her monthly menstrual cycle. One of the reasons for this is because of water retention. There are a number of other symptoms that can also come along with it, such as irritability, mood swings, depression and anxiety.

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Pregnancy

Another condition that women can encounter is pregnancy. Over the course of the pregnancy, many women gain 11.3 to 15.9 Kilogram. But in the first trimester, there can be weight gain accompanied with bloating.

Hormone Imbalances

Cortisol is a fat storage hormone that is released by the body in times of stress. If this hormone continually gets released, then weight can be added quickly to the body. Another cause of a high cortisol release is from a condition called Cushing's syndrome. This generally affects people who are 20 to 50 years old.

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is often misdiagnosed, because it has a few different symptoms that resemble those of other conditions. Some of the signs are bloating, weight gain and feelings of fullness.

Coeliac Disease

Coeliac disease is a condition that affects the digestive system. People who suffer from this disease lack the ability to break down the protein portion of wheat, called gluten. Foods that derive from rye, barley or wheat contain gluten. If a person who has coeliac disease eats these types of foods, she can suffer symptoms such as gas, abdominal pain, bloating and weight gain.

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