Metabolism and fat accumulation depend on hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalances can cause weight gain and belly fat, but the relationship between hormones and fat storage is complicated and influenced by many factors.
Several hormones control hunger, metabolism, and fat distribution. Hormonal imbalances in insulin, cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone may cause belly obesity.
Insulin: High insulin levels, frequently associated with insulin resistance, can cause belly fat storage.
Belly obesity may not always indicate a hormonal imbalance. Diet, exercise, stress management, and sleep affect weight and hormonal balance.
Stress Management: Meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can lower cortisol.
Consult a doctor if you feel a hormonal imbalance is causing abdominal fat. They can test and make recommendations based on your condition.