Feeling fatigued can be a major impediment to your lifestyle. Not only does it keep you low on energy, but it negatively affects your mood and decreases motivation as well.
If you feel like you were always tired, fatigue is probably a symptom of some other condition.
Here are seven possible reasons for it.
You may be anemic
Anemia is a condition that is caused by a lack of red blood cells.
Old red blood cells are not timely, replaced by newer ones. This causes problems in oxygen transport, resulting in chronic fatigue.
You may become anemic due to low iron folate or vitamin B12 intake. Increasing the intake of these vitamins and minerals in your diet usually helps deal with fatigue.
Your thyroid may be underactive
The thyroid gland is responsible for production of hormones that help generate the body’s metabolism.
An underactive thyroid gland results in a condition known as hypothyroidism, which causes the body’s activity to fall, leading to fatigue, depression and weight gain.
Hypothyroidism may be caused by other conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Another possible reason for fatigue could be Diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes affects the body’s energy management capabilities.By increasing insulin, resistance, decreased insulin, activity means decreased glucose intake by the body cells.
A weak heart
If you find yourself out of breath after regular activity such as climbing the stairs you might have, a weak heart.
Decreased heart function due to weakness in the organ, can cause issues with stamina. You need to consult a heart specialist and work out the problem with your heart and how you can restore its function.
Fibromyalgia is a fairly common musculoskeletal problem that affects the muscles and soft tissues. It is prominent in women and can lead to fatigue periods of dullness and weight gain.
The exact cause of the condition is not known, but it can be dealt with by adopting certain changes in lifestyle such as increased exercise.
Arthritis disorders can lead to joint damage and inflammation. It causes intense fatigue. Rheumatoid arthritis makes activity difficult because the pain and exertion can prove to be draining.
Living with mental illness such as depression or anxiety, can be quite draining, resulting in regular bouts of fatigue. It can become difficult to maintain energy and take part in regular activities. All of which prove exhausting.
How to deal with it?
Here are some steps to help you get your energy back:
- Consult a doctor and rule out any possible heart issues
- Be active and exercise regularly
- Eat healthy
- Maintain a body clock
- Give time to your hobbies
- Keep yourself well hydrated
- Make sure to get to sleep early and not stay up late
- Lose excess weight