Advanced Lipidology

Preventative diagnostic services for heart disease, stroke, and diabetes

524 Milwaukee Street, Suite 180
Delafield, WI 53018

Sudden Weight Gain

Our advanced testing identifies those with Insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome. In addition, we test for thyroid antibodies which are present with the most common form of hypothyroid, Hashimoto’s hypothyroid. Our expertise and medically supervised weight loss programs not only addresses the medical conditions but allows you to change lifestyle so the weight loss is permanent.

Unintentional weight gain can have many causes. Metabolism slows down as you age. This can cause weight gain if you eat too much, eat the wrong foods, or do not get enough exercise.

Drugs that can cause weight gain include:

  • Birth control pills
  • Corticosteroids
  • Some drugs used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression
  • Some drugs used to treat diabetes

Hormone changes or medical problems can also cause unintentional weight gain. This may be due to:

  • Cushing syndrome
  • Underactive thyroid, or low thyroid (Hypothyroidism)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Metabolic Syndrome