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Are Hormones Behind Your Stubborn Belly Fat?

Any fluctuation in the levels of these hormones can sometimes show on your belly.

Written by Kashish Sharma | Published : May 15, 2023 11:21 PM IST

Signs Of Hormonal Belly

Sometimes belly fat is also caused by hormonal imbalances that can result in physical symptoms. This can also cause some fat to accumulate around our belly. Hormones can help regulate many important bodily functions such as metabolism, regulating hunger and others. Any fluctuation in the levels of these hormones can sometimes show on your belly.

Effects Of The Stress Hormone

Stress can also be behind that stubborn belly fat. When a person is under stress, their body is in a state of survival mode. This can trigger the release of stress hormones or cortisol. This hormone can also cause the body to store more fat which gets redistributed to the chest, stomach and face.

PCOS And Hormonal Imbalance

Women and girls suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) have higher levels of androgens or male hormones. They also develop insulin resistance and this can directly affect how the body regulates glucose metabolism. This can result in weight gain, particularly around the abdomen.