Understanding the Root Causes of Belly Fat: Medical Conditions. (Part-1)

Lifestyle, genetics, and medicine affect belly fat. Understanding medical reasons of abdominal obesity is essential for treating underlying health disorders. 

Definition: Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that includes abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, raised blood sugar, and abnormal lipid levels.

Metabolic syndrome-related insulin resistance and hormonal imbalances can cause abdominal obesity.

Hormonal Imbalances: Cushing's Syndrome: Cushing's syndrome, abnormal cortisol production, can cause central obesity, or stomach fat.

Hypothyroidism effects on metabolism: An underactive thyroid can inhibit metabolism, causing weight gain and belly fat.

Insulin Resistance: Type 2 Diabetes: Insulin resistance can lead to increased abdominal obesity. Elevated Blood Sugar: Poor blood sugar control may cause abdominal fat buildup.

Genetic Factors: Genetic Predisposition: Genetics influence fat distribution and abdominal fat storage. Family history: Abdominal obesity may be inherited.

Celiac Disease: Impact on Nutrient Absorption: This autoimmune illness in the small intestine can cause nutrient malabsorption, weight gain, and belly fat.

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