Sometimes, even your hard work to lose excess weight doesn’t give the expected results. One of the reasons why that happens can be a hormonal misbalance of the hormone called leptin, which prevents weight loss.
Cells release it and it has the responsibility to balance the energy levels and body weight. This is how it functions:
– Initially, it crosses the blood-brain barrier signaling the brain to determine the amount of food that the body needs.
– Secondly, it increases the activity of the nervous system, stimulating the fat tissue to burn energy.
It usually happens when the leptin does not reach the expected targets and the appetite is not under control, or when the receptors that register leptin fail to function and do not send the signals to cells to respond to it. The obese and overweight people are more prone to that condition.
In cases when this hormone has been high for a longer period of time, the person loses the sensitivity to it, and then the brain does not submit the signals of leptin, the metabolism is slow and the eating isn’t stopped when needed.
Here are the most common symptoms of leptin resistance:
– Weight gain
– Stress eating
– Uncontrollable cravings
– Increased blood pressure
– Late night eating
– Inability to lose weight
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