Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Hormones control and coordinate activities throughout the body. They are secreted by several glands in the body to support growth, development, reproduction, and more. Hormones can also directly affect your weight. In fact, if your hormones do not perform as expected, weight gain often results. Weight gain can be caused by underlying hormonal imbalances in the body. If you aren’t making changes with your diet or exercise routine but have been recently gaining weight, your hormones could have been the reason. Both men and women may experience hormonal weight gain at some point in their lives.