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What causes fatigue, headache and weight gain? 6 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hypothyroidism

The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls how your cells use energy (metabolize). Hypothyroidism occurs when the body doesn't produce enough. Untreated, it can cause complications like obesity and heart disease.

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2

PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome)

Premenstrual syndrome causes a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms. Learn more about it.

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3

Cushing Syndrome

Cushing's syndrome occurs due to abnormally high levels of cortisol. The most common cause of it is overuse of corticosteroids. Learn more about this condition.

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4

Acromegaly

Acromegaly is a rare hormonal condition caused by an excess amount of growth hormone in the body. It leads to excessive growth.

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5

Pituitary Cancer

The pituitary gland is a pea-size gland important to the functioning of the human body. Cancer, although rare, can develop in this gland.

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6

Diabetic Nephropathy

Diabetic nephropathy is a type of progressive kidney disease that occurs in people who have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The University of Washington estimates that 20 to 40 percent of people with diabetes will ge...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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