We made a list of diseases, the main symptoms of which include constant fatigue. Read and stay healthy!
Reasons You Feel Tired All the Time
Iron deficiency (anemia) is characterized by a decrease in the production of hemoglobin. The cells do not receive enough oxygen and this causes permanent fatigue.
- The desire to eat something strange (most of the time ice, sometimes earth or starch);
- Constantly cold hands or feet;
- Chest discomfort, shortness of breath;
- Pale skin, layered brittle nails;
- Sore, swollen, or sore tongue.
In the early stages, you can fix the situation by increasing the amount of iron-rich foods in your diet. The champions of iron content are clams, meats, various meats, and legumes (see other products here).
Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Fatigue is one of the first signs of a vitamin B12 deficiency. This element is found only in animal products, therefore vegetarians are the first to be at risk.
- Bad mood, crying, anxiety;
- Blurred vision, the appearance of unusual shadows;
- Pale or yellowish skin, smooth tongue;
- Numbness, tingling, burning in the extremities.
With a lack of vitamin B12, changes in nutrition can only help if you’ve really been rejecting meat for some time (for example, you’ve been on a diet).
In all other cases, you need to take a synthetic analog, the correct dosage of which will be prescribed by a doctor.
An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) is characterized by a lack of thyroid hormones and is accompanied by fatigue.
- Inflammation of the face and eyelids, swelling of the legs (less often);
- Increased sensitivity to cold;
- Pain, discomfort in muscles and joints;
- Deep voice;
- Dry skin, fine hair, or thinning hair.
This condition can be corrected by ingesting synthetic hormones.
With intestinal dysfunction, the number of harmful bacteria increases considerably. When these microorganisms die, they secrete a toxin that negatively affects the nervous system, causing fatigue.
- Excessive gas, abdominal pain;
- An unpleasant aftertaste in the mouth;
- White saburra on the tongue;
Treatment depends on which disease (maybe dysbacteriosis, irritable bowel syndrome) has violated normal intestinal functionality.
Adrenal fatigue is an overabundance of adrenaline in the blood. This hormone is produced in stressful situations and is beneficial in small doses, but its overabundance makes you feel shattered.
- Low blood pressure;
- Pains in the body;
- Unexplained weight loss;
- Hair loss, darkening of the skin.
Bursts of adrenaline cannot be excluded from real life. However, there are things that help you better cope with stressful situations: deep sleep, a balanced diet, walks in the fresh air, sports.
If constant fatigue and other symptoms don’t go away after several weeks, don’t waste your time; see a doctor because the success of any treatment depends on how early it is started.
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Based on materials from Mayo Clinic, Reader’s digest