The following are the causes of difficulty in gaining weight

Some people have trouble gaining weight. Moreover, increasing the number of weight, can maintain it is already difficult.

 Why do people find it difficult to gain weight?

The Healthline page states that there are several medical conditions and treatments that cause weight loss and difficulty gaining weight,

although genetics plays a role in shaping body type and is a major factor in determining a naturally lean body type.


An overactive thyroid, or hyperthyroidism, can cause excess thyroid hormone in the body. This hormone is responsible for several elements of metabolism,

The metabolism of people with hyperthyroidism is overactive and often burns more calories throughout the day.

Without proper treatment, hyperthyroidism can make it difficult for a person to gain weight, even though the amount of food intake increases.

Diabetes type 1

Type 1 diabetes is a type of autoimmune condition. The body destroys the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for glucose metabolism.

If type 1 diabetes is not managed it will cause high blood glucose levels which are then excreted in the urine. This excess glucose excretion can lead to involuntary weight loss.

Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammation of the intestines is a general term for conditions characterized by inflammation of the intestines.

Conditions such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, negatively impact a person's ability to maintain weight.