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Question: What medical conditions can make you gain weight? I have gained 80 pounds in 6 months and I need to know why. Latosha

Answer: Dear Latosha,

The following conditions can cause weight increase:

- Hypothyroidism
- Certain medications
- Smoking cessation
- Cushing's Syndrome (excess of the hormone cortisol)
- Excessive eating
- Stress
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Menopause
- Pregnancy

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