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many reasons why you may be tired. Check out this helpful article:
Do you feel like you’re always tired? Are you having trouble staying awake
during prime time sitcoms? Most of us know what it’s like to be tired, especially
when we have a cold, flu, or some other viral infection. But when you suffer from
a constant lack of energy and ongoing fatigue, it may be time to check with your
Fatigue is a lingering tiredness that is constant and limiting. With fatigue, you
have unexplained, persistent, and relapsing exhaustion. It’s similar to how you
feel when you have the flu or have missed a lot of sleep. If you have chronic
fatigue, you may wake in the morning feeling as though you’ve not slept. Or you
may be unable to function at work or be productive at home. You may be too
exhausted even to manage your daily affairs.
In most cases, there’s a reason for the fatigue. It might be allergic rhinitis, anemia,
depression, fibromyalgia, or some other health condition. If that’s the case, then
the long-term outlook is good. WebMD looks at some of the most common causes
of fatigue and how they are resolved.
Allergies, Hay Fever, and Fatigue
Symptoms: Fatigue, headache, nasal congestion, and drainage
Allergic rhinitis is a common cause of chronic fatigue. But allergic rhinitis often
can be easily treated and self-managed. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will
assess your symptoms. The doctor will also determine through a detailed history
or testing whether your allergies are triggered by pollens, insects (dust mites or
cockroaches), animal dander, molds and mildew, weather changes, or something
One way to reduce symptoms of allergic rhinitis — including fatigue — is to take
steps to avoid the offending allergen. In addition, proper medication can help with
symptoms. Drugs that might help include:
- topical nasal steroids
- non-drowsy oral antihistamines
- topical nasal antihistamines
- leukotriene modifiers
- mast cell stabilizers
Allergy shots — immunotherapy — may help in severe cases. This treatment
involves weekly shots of increasingly higher solutions of the offending allergens.
Allergy shots take time to be effective and are usually administered over a period
of three to five years.
Anemia and Fatigue
Symptoms: Fatigue, dizziness, feeling cold, irritability
Anemia is the most common blood condition in the U.S. It affects about 3.5
million Americans. For women in their childbearing years, anemia is a common
cause of fatigue. This is especially true for women who have heavy menstrual
cycles, uterine fibroid tumors, or uterine polyps.
Anemia, a condition in which red blood cell production is decreased, can also be
the result of hemorrhoids or GI problems such as ulcers, or cancer. Nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or aspirin can also lead to
GI problems and bleeding. Other causes of anemia include a deficiency of iron,
folic acid, or vitamin B12. Chronic diseases such as diabetes or kidney disease
can also cause anemia.
To confirm a diagnosis of anemia, your doctor will give you a blood test. If iron
deficiency is the cause of your fatigue, treatment may include iron supplements.
Iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, and red meat can also be added to your
diet to help relieve symptoms. Vitamin C with meals or with iron supplements can
help the iron to be better absorbed and improve your symptoms.