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    Feeling exhausted It could be serious

    Feeling exhausted It could be serious

    Blame the hustle bustle of daily life for your extreme levels of fatigue and exhaustion, but at times the reasons behind your feeling tired all the time go beyond a hectic schedule.

    Looking at the sedentary lifestyle of an average Indian office worker, at times it becomes difficult to pinpoint a single reason as to why fatigue is such a big part of daily life. If you feel exhausted every day, why not try some lifestyle changes or new habits for a week or two to see if your energy levels change?

    Adjust your social calendar, stop working overtime, eat nutritious foods, sleep at regular intervals and try and trim down on alcohol and caffeine intake. However, if you still feel no change, then here are 5 most common problems that might be the reasons behind your fatigue:


    Diabetes is one of the most common health conditions prevalent in India. People who suffer from diabetes are unable to use glucose in their body leading it to build up in the blood. It's symptoms include extreme fatigue much beyond regular exhaustion, acute levels of thirst, weight loss, constant hunger, vaginal yeast infections, frequent urination and blurred vision.

    There are two basic tests for diabetes - the plasma glucose test, and the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). The plasma glucose test evaluates an individual's blood glucose levels on an empty stomach, while the OGTT requires blood samples before and after drinking glucose syrup.


    When one suffers from thyroid problems, even daily activities that involve minimal physical involvement seem daunting. Both hyperthyroidism (the over-production of the thyroid hormones), and hypothyroidism (the under-production of thyroid hormones), greatly affect energy levels.

    Hyperthyroidism symptoms include extreme weakness, muscle fatigue, difficulty in strenuous physical movement, drop in weight, increased heart rate, extreme thirst and reduced menstrual flows. Hypothyroidism symptoms include extreme fatigue, difficulty in concentration, water retention and subsequent weight gain, heavier menstrual flow, inflammation of the muscles and constipation. These thyroid conditions are easily detected with a blood test.


    Anemia causes extreme fatigue mainly due to low red blood cell counts amongst other hemoglobin related abnormalities. One may feel extremely weak and short on breath. This condition is more prevalent in women than in men, especially women who undergo heavy periods or who don't consume recommended levels of iron. Experts suggest that pregnant women need
    extra amounts of iron in their daily food intake.Extreme fatigue, poor quality sleep, low concentration, rapid chest pains and headaches are
    some of the prominent symptoms of anemia. Go for a detailed examination if you think you suffer from anemia. The tests involve a complete physical exam, and blood tests for the purpose of blood


    In extreme cases of depression, a person may suffer from poor or excessive appetite, and disturbed sleeping patterns. While the symptoms of depressions vary greatly, a few are extreme lethargy, low energy, severe alterations in eating and sleeping patterns, feelings of negativity,
    hopelessness and lack of self worth, irritability or restlessness. Consult a psychologist and psychiatrist to check whether you suffer from depression or not. You will be asked a series of questions, along with a physical exam to get an in-depth analysis of the physical effects of depression on your system.

    Sleep Apnea

    Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you suffer from disturbed sleep and always wake up feeling extremely tired. This is due to brief interruptions in breathing while at rest. Sleep apnea symptoms include extreme lethargy and tiredness, high blood pressure, and changes in breathing pattern, amongst others. A polysomnogram test helps health practitioners keep an eye on the patient's
    sleep patterns, breathing changes, and brain functioning in the sleeping state to test if someone suffers from sleep apnea or not.

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