Whether you’re at work or in your free time, that it is morning or evening, you went for a walk or simply relax at home reading a book or looking at television, you get the same feeling: you’re always exhausted. Not that you ever taken part in a competition of convict labor, but you’re worn out daily and in a bad headset. What could this be?
Anemia, the main cause of fatigue in women
Polyps and uterine fibroids, heavy menstrual periods or recent birth of a child involving large blood loss can lead to anemia. Blood examination indicated a deficiency of hemoglobin and red blood cells, and consequently there is insufficient oxygen to internal tissues and organs. In addition, anemia can be caused by internal bleeding, iron deficiency, folic acid, vitamin B12 or chronic diseases such as kidney failure. In all these cases, besides the fatigue, the symptomatic picture is reinforced by dizziness, pale skin, weakness, and in forms of suddenly lost consciousness.
Treatment usually consists of taking supplements that contain indispensable amino acids, minerals and vitamins, especially B and C group, and the establishment of a diet rich in iron: spinach, broccoli and red meat.
Hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone deficiency
If you are facing a general laziness, coupled with a slight depression, could it be hypothyroidism, which occurs when the disease does not produce enough thyroid hormone (whose role is to control how the body expends energy). The risk of developing hypothyroidism increases with age and, according to the American Thyroid Foundation, approximately 17% of women reached the age of 60 years do not realize that are having such disorders.
The disease is caused by an immune system disorder, also known as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Body’s defense system attacks the thyroid gland, destroying the cells responsible for producing hormones secreted. Treatment consists of taking synthetic hormones.
Urinary tract infections
Although women tend to associate the disease with symptoms such as frequent urination pain and doctors warn that fatigue may be the first sign of kidney disease. UTI occurs more frequently in women and is caused by bacteria entering the urinary tract, facilitated by the position near the urethral orifice. Treatment consists of oral administration of antibiotics.
For added power, many women turn to stimulants such as a cup of coffee or a glass of cola, a few times during the day. Unfortunately, for some of these so-called treatment of revitalization has the opposite desired effect. In an article published in the prestigious journal U.S. Pharmacist is shown that substance abuse leads to energy loss, in some cases, the installation of fatigue. As people try to banish fatigue they consume caffeine-based products, and fatigue becomes more pronounced.
Some doctors believe that intolerance to certain foods can cause a state of drowsiness. Intolerance may take about three or four days, until the body completely eliminate ingested substances. The disease occurs more often in the form of “hidden”, which means that the person who drink a harmful food will never suspect that it is precisely the trouble is caused. Food intolerance is caused, most often, by fructose, lactose, alcohol, certain types of fiber, food additives and preservatives.
People with this disorder stop breathing several times during sleep for a few seconds or a minute. In this way, sleep is shallow, and those concerned feel exhausted throughout the day. The cause of sleep apnea is airway obstruction, especially in obese women, and snoring is a first symptom. Treatment involves lifestyle changes, adopting a diet for losing weight, quitting smoking and, last but not least, use a special device during sleep (CPAP), which keeps the airway open through a comfortable mask.
If you are very tired after commit activities that do not require too much energy might be time to consult a cardiologist. And that it is possible that your heart was not pumping enough blood flow to the rest of the organs and tissues, and lack of oxygen and nutrients needed which reflect in fatigue.