Feeling tired all the time? Read this

Chronic fatigue can be an extremely debilitating condition to have to endure on a daily basis. Over time, it arguably influences multiple facets of life, whether it be work, relationships or friends, and it isn’t difficult to try to understand how frustrating chronic fatigue can be.

Personally, I’ve always had a bit of a battle with fatigue. Not chronic fatigue, as I haven’t been diagnosed with such, but I am tired just about everyday from the moment I wake up.

I’ve done plenty of research on the topic myself over the years, and while I haven’t been able to pinpoint what it is that is causing me to feel sleepy all the time, perhaps some of these points can assist anyone else who finds themselves feeling tired most of the time. This information comes from WebMD.

“Anemia

It’s a disorder that makes it hard for your blood to move oxygen around your body. A common type is called “iron-deficiency” anemia.

Iron acts like a train car that transports oxygen in your blood. “People with low iron don’t have enough cars on their train,” Friedman says. “They’re tired, they get dizzy when they stand up, they get brain fog, they get heart palpitations.”

Your doctor can check you for anemia with a simple blood test.

“Diabetes

Doctors don’t know exactly why it makes people so tired. One likely reason is that your body uses lots of energy to deal with your frequent changes in blood sugar levels.

What doctors do know is that fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of diabetes. It has other signs, too. You may feel thirsty and need to go to the bathroom often.

“Problems With Your Thyroid

It’s a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits in your neck. It makes a hormone that helps control how you use energy. When your thyroid gland is out of whack, you’re out of whack.

“People with an underactive thyroid are going to feel tired,” Friedman says. “Their cells aren’t working well, they’re sluggish, and their reflexes are slow.”

Your doctor may test your blood for thyroid hormone to see if it’s to blame for your fatigue.

“Depression

It robs your brain of the chemicals it needs to work at its best. One of those is serotonin, which helps regulate your internal body clock.

Depression can lower your energy levels and make you feel tired during the day. You may also find it hard to fall asleep at night, or you might wake up earlier than you want in the morning.

Talk to you doctor if you think you’re depressed. Talk therapy and medicine can help,” WebMD explains.

Be sure to reference the complete article which I linked above, and always speak to your doctor before trying any treatment or self-diagnosing.

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