An evaluation with an endocrinologist can help determine if a hormonal condition is the underlying cause of weight gain.
Declining estrogen, adrenal disorders, leptin resistance, thyroid imbalance, and several other hormonal imbalances can lead to weight gain.
Laboratory tests give endocrinologists insight to hormonal imbalances, but it doesn’t tell the whole story. Blood and urine results can be influenced by medication. For this reason, we suggest Biomedical Nutrition Evaluations to see how the metabolic information relates to the lab data.