Certain medications, such as antidepressants, corticosteroids, and antipsychotic drugs, can lead to weight gain as a side effect.
Imbalances in hormones, such as thyroid disorders (hypothyroidism), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and menopause, can contribute to weight gain.
Emotional stress can lead to overeating, often in the form of comfort foods, which can result in weight gain.
A sedentary lifestyle or decreased physical activity can lead to weight gain over time.
Poor sleep quality or insufficient sleep can disrupt hormones related to appetite and lead to weight gain.
Conditions like insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome can result in weight gain.
Certain medical conditions, such as Cushing's syndrome, edema, and kidney disease, can cause fluid retention and weight gain.
Unhealthy eating habits, overconsumption of calories, and excessive intake of sugary or high-fat foods can lead to weight gain.