Health A to Z Last updated on 2021-02-26 20:47:06
Feeling Extremely Tired? Find Out The Reasons Of Fatigue
- Dr. Abhishtita Mudunuri
- 4 Min Read
We lead hectic lives wherein feeling washed out is perfectly normal. But if this tiredness becomes overwhelming and is not being relieved by sleep, then it can be a sign of an underlying health condition. Here are the top 5 reasons why you have fatigue despite getting proper rest.
AnemiaFatigue can be caused due to iron deficiency or anemia. Lack of iron in the body means that your body it’s not getting the oxygen it needs for energy. Women having heavy menstrual bleeding or are pregnant have a higher risk of anemia. Iron-rich foods
- Green veggies
- Nuts and seeds
Vitamin B12 deficiencyVitamin B12 is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in maintaining your overall health. Lack of this nutrient can lead to its deficiency with symptoms of fatigue, appetite loss and tingling sensation in hands and feet. Therefore, this deficiency is quite common in vegetarians and vegans. Vitamin B-12 sources
- Dairy products
- Fortified foods
Underactive thyroidThe thyroid gland makes hormones that are responsible for maintaining some major functions in the body. To function properly, it needs a good supply of iron which comes from your diet. This gland becomes underactive when it produces too little thyroid hormone in your body which in turn can make you feel tired. Iodine-rich foods
- Spinach, broccoli
- Red meat
Vitamin D deficiencyVitamin D deficiency has become quite common in people living in urban areas. Low levels of this nutrient can lead to fatigue, bone and muscle pain. Vitamin D is important for the body since it is needed to keep our teeth, bones and muscles healthy. Vitamin D sources
- Sunlight-the best source
- Fatty fish
- Egg yolk
DiabetesOne of the most common symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is fatigue. The increase of sugar in your blood is called diabetes. This health condition either runs in the family or caused due to unhealthy lifestyle. But whatever the risk factors are, it is a serious health condition that requires medical intervention. Foods that control blood sugar
- Green veggies
- Fruits like apples & strawberries
- Fatty fish
Other causes of fatigueFeeling tired after a hectic day or lack of sleep is normal. But if fatigue has become a norm, then it can be a sign that something is not right with your health. If your body is giving you such warning signs, do not delay, consult a doctor right away. Download the mfine app and reach out to the top healthcare specialists in your city.
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