Why Am I So Tired?
Everyone feels tired now and then. But, If you continue to feel tired for weeks in a row, it's time to see your doctor. They may be able to help you find out what's causing your fatigue. In fact, your doctor may even suggest you become more active, as exercise may reduce fatigue and improve quality of life.
Sometimes, fatigue can be the first sign that something is wrong in your body. For example, people with COPD, often complain of fatigue. People with cancer may feel fatigued from the disease, the treatments, or both. Fatigue can be attributed to many medical conditions including:
Emotional stresses can take a toll on your energy. Fatigue can be linked to many conditions, including:
Some lifestyle habits can add to fatigue:
How can I feel less fatigued?
Some changes to your lifestyle can make you feel less tired:
When should I see a doctor for fatigue?
If you've been tired for several weeks with no relief, it may be time to call your healthcare provider. He or she will ask questions about your sleep, daily activities, appetite, and exercise and will likely give you a physical exam and order lab tests. Your treatment will be based on your history and the results of your exam. Your doctor may prescribe medications to target underlying health problems.
7/7/2022 11:41:00 am
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7/15/2022 01:31:51 pm
Late in the day can keep you from getting a good night's sleep. Limit the amount of caffeine you have during the day and avoid it in the evening. Thank you for making this such an awesome post!
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