Getting pregnant | How stress can lead you more weight gain and infertility?
Obesity and weight gain is a very bigger problem for today’s generation. There are so many factors are associated with overweight or obesity. When you look around your family and friend, you’ll find many people are looking for easier and faster ways to lose weight because they are going through many health issues linked with their heavy weight and that’s why they want to eliminate the main problem of their health issues. According to a new study, it has been found that the simple stress of everyday living could be the reason you’re carrying more weight than you should be. Many people are on the vigorous diet and exercise program and but still they are not losing the sufficient weight just because stress could be sabotaging their efforts to lose weight.
Weight gain in women and menopause are related to each other. Menopause itself is a form of stress on the body. Women who are living in a stressful environment can experience the severe symptoms of menopause. A woman body reacts to this stress by producing cortisol and consistently high levels of cortisol can damage the body. That is why prolonged stress is not good for your health because it could lead you to many health problems including weight gain and infertility. The hormone estrogen which helps in maintaining the level of cortisol in the body, begin to drop as a woman enter the premenopausal phase. It means, now a woman is not able to regulate the level of cortisol in her body as effectively as before it causes to experience stress more readily.
Stress hormones and the chain of events that follow set off warning signals to the brain which results the brain sabotaging your efforts to lose weight. Brain is not able to understand the difference between a real threat and a perceived threat results stress. Stress activates the adrenal glands which results adrenaline being released preparing the body into action, boosting heart rate and blood flow. According to report, every day stress factors such as juggling work and house duties, money issues, teenage angst, can leave your body in a low-level but constant stress mode which causes the body continuously releasing cortisol which further contributes to weight gain. Here is another for gaining more weight is when you are under stress and high levels of cortisol streaming through the blood which cause you to be less sensitive to leptin, which is the hormone that give the signal to the brain that you are full. If this system is not working properly due to less sensitiveness to leptin, there may be a tendency for you to eat more than needed, as your body feels that it may need to eat more for survival and you start gaining weight.
Stress causes the release of cortisol and adrenaline which can interfere with your thyroid functions resulting fatigue, weight gain, and depression. It can also interfere with how your liver functions and lead to allergies, joint pain, and headaches. It can also disturb your digestive system and lead to bloating, indigestion, and other irritable bowel problems. It interrupts with the balance of your estrogen, progesterone, and can exacerbate hot flashes, and reduced libido which can affect you sex life too.
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