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What Does It Mean When You Feel Tired All The Time?

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Matthew Crist Profile
Matthew Crist answered
Feeling tired all the time could be the symptom to several different things. However the main problem it fits to is Anaemia. Though it could be caused by sleeping problems or the state of your mental health, e.g. If you are depressed or stressed out.
Anaemia describes the condition in which the number of red blood cells in the blood is low. Anaemia can be caused by several things. Loss of blood can lead to Anaemia as due to the body losing blood, the red blood cell count decreases. Another cause of Anaemia can be pregnancy as water weight gained in pregnancy can dilute the blood, which may be reflected as Anaemia. A sub type of Anaemia is sickle cell Anaemia where the problem is due to the abnormal production of haemoglobin molecules. Here the haemoglobin molecules may cause problems with the integrity of the red blood cell structure and they may become crescent shaped. This is typically hereditary and is most common in those of African or Middle Eastern ancestry.
However the most common cause of Anaemia is iron deficiency. The bone marrow needs iron to make red blood cells, as iron plays a major role in the structure of haemoglobin molecules. If iron intake is limited due to poor dietary intake Anaemia may occur. The best way of preventing this is to make sure that within your diet you get the correct level of iron. Iron can be gained from a large number of foods with meat being the most prominent supplier of iron. However there are plenty of vegetables and fruit that also contain iron such as chickpeas, spinach, potatoes and asparagus. If diagnosed with Anaemia by your doctor iron supplements can be bought to help quickly restore the correct levels of iron in your blood, though the most important thing is to make sure that you change your diet to allow you to eat food that contain high amounts of iron to help prevent you from becoming Anaemic in the future.
Muddassar Memon Profile
Muddassar Memon answered
Well if you feel tired and low on energy all the time I suppose you are suffering from chronic fatigue which is quite a common complain and is caused because of various different reasons.

If you usually sleep for 6 to 7 hours and but still suffer from chronic fatigue try sleeping for an extra 30 to 40 minutes. Avoid working at home at home. Avoid taking any kind of medication; if you have been taking sleeping pills stop immediately because sleeping pills can result in fatigue hangover.

Concentrate on your diet; try consuming food stuffs which have a lot of proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins in them. Ginseng tea is said to be an effective source of energy. Avoid having heavy, starchy meals, particularly towards the end of the day because starchy food can cause fatigue.
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Anonymous answered
Memo gave you good medical advice. You might also consider your general emotional state. Are you depressed? Do you feel bored or even hopeless? Are you watching too much TV and not getting enough exercise? If any of these apply then you need to get moving. Exercise. Take a walk. Go visit friends or to the Mall.
Tyler Profile
Tyler answered
Are you on antidepressants, antipsychotics....or any medications at all? Have you been depressed lately? Have you been extraordinarily stressed /had consistent stress? Any of these factors can affect your hunger or sleep levels. If you're looking for a "medical" issue, there are hundreds of things wrong with you. :) Anything from colds, allergies, or depression to cancers, infections or mono. I would suggest you make an appointment with your doctor. Have him or her run a physical and a blood test if this continues. Hope you feel better!
Existential Frog Profile
You need more iron and protein in your body. I know someone with the same problem though it is best to go see a good doctor, which is what she did and she was prescribed meds that have increased her iron levels. And made her a lot less tired all of the time.
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Aun Jafery answered
There could be a number of reasons why a person feels sleepy all the time. Not least of which is the fact that a person may not be getting normal seven to eight hours of sleep at a stretch. Sleepiness can also be a symptom of other underlying disorders such as depression, anemia etc.
Try and sleep for an undisturbed eight hours every night. Fix a time at which you will go to sleep and at which you will get up. Do not let yourself be disturbed during the hours of rest. Try and expose yourself to natural light throughout the day so that your body clock naturally prompts you to rest. Avoid eating a heavy meal before going to bed and avoid coffee, tea and synthetic beverages and foods. If the problem of sleepiness still persists then it is probably time to pay your doctor a visit.
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Aisha answered
If you are on some medication specially the antibiotics, this is a normal case. You will feel dizzy and sleepy all the time and don't want to eat anything. However if you are not on such medications, then you need to see your doctor and take the recommended blood tests.

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