Pat Collins, Realtor, published a grat article in her Feb 2022 newsletter that I thought was worth sharing below:
While health articles routinely discuss the “diet, exercise, and sleep” trifecta to combat tiredness, feelings of fatigue are usually a little more complicated than that. And since studies routinely show a majority of Americans say they feel tired on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to take a deeper look at what’s going on–not least because there may be a medical reason behind your tiredness.
There are a number of medical conditions are thyroid disorders, anemia, kidney disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, and diabetes. Many heart and lung conditions can make people tired. Some women experience fatigue during menopause. Chronic infections such as Lyme disease or Epstein-Barr also cause fatigue. Some medications can cause people to feel tired, while stopping medications or changing the dose can do the same in others.
Food allergies and sensitivies can wreak havoc in your digestive system, and one side effect can be feeling tired and sluggish. The more severe the allergy, the more prounouced the react tends to be.
Depression manifests itself physically in numerous ways and doesn’t necessarily look the same for everyone, but tiredness is a common symptom. And while anxiety often feels like overstimulation, it can also produce feelings of exhaustion.
Because fatigue is a symptom of such a wide variety of issues, it’s important to seek medical help and get to the root of what’s causing your tiredness. Your doctor can help you sort through possible causes and prescribe the right reatment.
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