Many of us have busy on-the-go lifestyles, so it is no real surprise that people feel tired from time to time. However, when feeling fatigued every once in a while turns into feeling exhausted every day, it is important to step back and look at your situation more closely.
If you constantly feel tired, try making some lifestyle changes. Cut back on alcohol and caffeine, eat more wholesome foods, drink plenty of water, get more sleep, and maybe pare down your social calendar. If you still don’t notice any improvement after a few weeks, your symptoms may indicate a more serious condition, and it may be time to visit your doctor.
Feelings of constant tiredness can be caused by a number of underlying medical conditions, including:
When your thyroid gland does not properly regulate your levels of thyroid hormones, even everyday activities can be exhausting. Hyper- or hypothyroidism, where too much and too little hormones are released, respectively, can cause your metabolism to speed up and slow down, causing your energy levels to fluctuate. Symptoms include muscle weakness and fatigue, muscle soreness, and difficulty concentrating, among other symptoms.
A lack of red blood cells, which are responsible for delivering oxygen to your cells and tissues, can result in fatigue, extreme weakness, and difficulty sleeping. Anemia is caused by a vitamin or iron deficiency, internal bleeding, blood loss, or another underlying condition such as kidney failure or rheumatoid arthritis.
Depression can have a major effect on the way a person eats, sleeps, and feels, and often results in decreased energy levels.
Sleep apnea is characterized by interruptions to breathing when a person sleeps. Disruptions to sleep can cause tiredness the next day. Because this disorder can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, it is important to visit a doctor to be tested.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own healthy tissue. Loss of appetite, low energy, and joint pain can all contribute to feelings of extreme tiredness.
Sugar provides the energy our bodies need to keep them going. When the body cannot use it properly, it can build up in the blood, causing frequent exhaustion, hunger, constant thirst and urination, and more.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS is characterized by a strong feeling of fatigue that comes on quickly, causing a person to become exhausted by very little exertion and susceptible to other symptoms like joint pain, weakness, and inability to concentrate. So far, the cause of CFS is still unknown.
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