Thanks to the advancements in science and the continuing development of civilization, our lifestyle has being altered drastically as compared to the lifestyle of people in the past. It is nothing like the old days of hunting and gathering and relaxing most of the time. There are PTA meetings to attends, seminars to go to, conference meetings across to the other side of the world and millions of other things that did not exist in the past. All this is due to the social changes that advancements in technology has bought to the world.
There is hardly room to do anything to relax and rest because of the constant responsibilities and duties we have in today’s hectic and fast paced world. In a nutshell, there is almost never ending chaos in our lives these days. Thus, a lot of people feel tired almost all the time. However, this is just one kind of tiredness. There are also other kinds of tiredness that affect us. Read on to learn about these other types of tiredness.
This is due to a low level of red blood cells in the body that helps to bring oxygen from the lungs into your tissues and cells. The result of a low level of red blood cells is a constant feeling of being weak and having a shortness of breath. This is due to low iron, a vitamin D deficiency, internal bleeding or some other chronic condition that requires immediate medical attention. When you start feeling tired all the time, you won’t be as productive as you were previously and you also can’t stay focused on tasks. You will also get headaches and various other symptoms. So if you start to feel like this, call your doctor right away and get a professional medical diagnosis.
Another medical condition that can result in feeling constantly tired is diabetes, which is bought about because of not having the required levels of sugar in the body that helps to give energy to the body. The trouble with type 2 diabetes is that the body can’t properly process sugar, leading to a build up of insulin in the blood. Typical symptoms of type 2 diabetes are; excessive thirst, blurred vision, weight loss, feeling tired all the time, etc. Consult your doctor immediately to get help and advice about what you can do about it.
Clinical depression is another reason why you might be feeling tired and exhausted all the time. Life does not always go as planned, and if things turn out negatively, you might end up becoming depressed all the time. There would be occasional mood swings. If this becomes more consistent, with feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness and other negative feelings, then you need to get help as soon as possible. If you don’t see an improvement in your depression, you will need to change your environment and ask for help from your friends and family.
4. Chronic fatigue
This is when you feel as if you are a robot and you can keep on working without giving your body a break. The typical symptoms of chronic fatigue are joint pains, constant headaches, physical weakness, an inability to concentrate on simple tasks, etc.
5. Sleep apnea
Sleep disruptions due to short, ragged breathing causes one to not get the proper rest that their body needs. This is when your upper airway collapses for a few seconds, which then causes your brain to wake you up in order to start breathing properly again. This can happen over a dozen times or more at night. This is a serious condition which can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. If you develop sleep apnea, you should get tested as soon as you can and allow doctors to observe you while sleeping after being admitted in a hospital. This can enable doctors to come up with a cure for your sleep apnea before you develop any serious medical problems.
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