Your ten step guide to beating fatigue

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Do you often feel too tired for no clear reason? Let's check the medical conditions that can cause fatigue.

Cause #1 Anemia

If you tire easily with little exertion a possible cause could be anemia. Many conditions including deficiency of Iron, folic acid and Vitamin B 12 in diet can cause anemia. Anemia can be easily diagnosed through a blood test.

Cause #2 Hypothyroidism


The thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism) causes non-specific symptoms that may go unnoticed or ignored. One of the symptoms is fatigue. A blood test for the levels of thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) and the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) can confirm hypothyroidism.

Cause #3 Sleep apnea



Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing is interrupted several times during sleep. If you are obese or snore loudly, there is a high likelihood that your daytime fatigue is caused by sleep apnea. Diagnosis requires evaluation by a doctor specializing in sleep medicine. Treatment involves lifestyle changes, weight loss, and the use of devices to keep your airways open while you sleep.

Cause #4 Diabetes



Diabetes is a condition in which there is excess sugar in your blood, but it cannot enter your cells where it's needed to produce energy. It's worthwhile to get tested for diabetes, not only to fix your fatigue, but also to stop other serious complications at the earliest.

Cause #5 Heart diseases



While fatigue is a very subjective symptom with numerous causes, recent onset fatigue that worsens as the day progresses may indicate reduced pumping ability of your heart. Fatigue associated with heart disease may also at times give a feeling of weakness or heaviness of the legs.

Cause #6 Depression



Depression is not just a psychological illness. It has serious physical consequences, one of which is unexplained fatigue. Feeling tired in the morning and not wanting to get out of bed are typical signs of an underlying psychological cause. Other common physical signs of depression are headaches, poor appetite, muscle aches and pain. Counselling and/ or medications can make you feel better fairly quickly.

Cause #7 Undiagnosed UTI



You may know that urinary tract infections (UTIs) cause burning during urination and a sense of urgency. But in many cases the major symptom is fatigue. A simple urine test can quickly uncover UTIs.

Cause #8 Medication



Medications that can cause fatigue include blood pressure lowering medicines, antidepressants, and antihistamines (anti allergy medicines). If it is indeed the pills that are making you tired, your doctor will be able to suggest better alternatives.

Cause #9 Poor diets



Do ascertain that your diet meets your daily nutritional needs. Snack on a fruit or a small handful of nuts in between meals, instead of ignoring any hunger pangs.

Cause #10 Lack of physical activity



Moderate exercise encourages our body to utilize fuel effectively and fine tunes your metabolism to make you feel energetic. Even 20 minutes of walking, three to four times a week, can boost your stamina.


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