Facts About Fatigue

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Many Americans complain about constantly feeling tired. Fatigue can develop from the simple problem of not getting enough nightly sleep to medical conditions like depression, anemia, or a sinus infection. If constant fatigue is wearing you down, consider some possible causes. Are you recovering from a cold? Going through menopause? Is the fatigue something new or has it become part of your daily life? Examining your lifestyle and noting any symptoms that may be accompanying the fatigue may lead to relief. A medical condition like an underactive thyroid can be managed with medication, as can most other conditions. If you suspect a medical reason for your fatigue, see your doctor. Otherwise, consider some lifestyle changes to get sufficient sleep.

P.S. Avoid caffeine after 3 p.m., exercise regularly, and relax before bedtime to help encourage good sleep.