Symptom: Weight gain


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Weight gain: Gain of body weight.
Introduction: Gain in body weight can indicate various medical or psychological conditions or can arise socially from simple overeating. Obesity can arise independently or may be caused by an underlying condition. Any unexplained weight gain needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Weight gain:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Weight gain (73 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Weight gain (29 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Weight gain (29 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Weight gain (8 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Weight gain: obesity (29)
    Symptoms related to Weight gain: weight loss (120), poor growth (51), overeating (10), undereating (11), appetite changes (116)
    Weight gain type of: Common symptoms (662), Body symptoms (150), Weight symptoms (132), Obesity (29)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Weight gain: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Weight gain as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Weight gain: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Weight gain as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Weight gain: The following list of conditions have 'Weight gain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... weight gain

    B

  • Binge eating disorder ... obesity, overweight
  • Bipolar disorder ... weight gain

    C

  • Cancer ... Unexplained weight gain
  • Congestive Heart Failure ... weight gain
  • Cushing's syndrome ... extreme weight gain, upper body obesity

    D

  • Depression ... weight gain
  • Depressive disorders ... weight gain
  • Diabetes ... Weight gain
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy ... abnormal weight gain
  • Dysthymia ... weight gain

    E

  • Eating disorders ... Obesity, Weight gain
  • Eclampsia ... weight gain

    H

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ... weight gain
  • Heart failure ... abnormal weight gain
  • Hyperthyroidism ... weight gain

    K

  • Klinefelter syndrome ... rounded body type, overweight

    L

  • Lupus nephritis ... weight gain

    M

  • Masculinisation ... weight gain
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... weight gain
  • Menopause ... Weight gain
  • Metabolic Syndrome ... Obesity, abdominal obesity
  • Myxedema ... weight gain

    O

  • Ovarian Cancer ... weight gain

    P

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... obesity, weight gain
  • Postpartum depression ... weight gain
  • Premenstrual syndrome ... weight gain

    T

  • Thyroid disorders ... weight gain
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Weight gain
    Conditions listing complications: Weight gain: The following list of conditions have 'Weight gain' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome ... Weight gain

    B

  • Binge eating disorder ... obesity, overweight

    C

  • Crohn's disease ... Weight gain
  • Cushing's syndrome ... obesity

    D

  • Disordered Eating ... weight gain

    M

  • Metabolic Syndrome ... Obesity

    P

  • Physical inactivity ... obesity, overweight
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... obesity, overweight


    Last revised: July 10, 2004

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