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A 41-year-old member asked:

what can i do to increase my energy?

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Dr. M. Jay Petruska
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Energy: The best way to increase your energy is to practice healthy living habits. Eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of exercise, and avoid smoking and excessive alcohol.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trial: Vitamin b usually works, plus good workup by your pcp to rule out physical causes.
Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine 15 years experience
Rest and good health: Best way to increase energy is adequate sleep each night, a healthy diet, and adequate exercise. Use of stimulants such as caffeine for energy is transient and you are better off with lifestyle adjustments to increase energy.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Depends on cause.: There are multiple reasons for loss of energy including depression, endocrine problems (hypothyroidism), chronic low grade infections (like lyme disease)and some autoimmune disorders and connective tissue disorders, and neurologigic problems such as ms(multiple sclerosis) and lou gherig's disease (als). Life stressors can do the same thing. Most require medical evaluation to begin with.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Fix the cause: Lack of energy can come from a variety of situations. Dehydration (not drinking at least 5 cups of water a day), lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, chronic sinus problems, caffeine withdrawal, chronic illness (such as anemia) or allergies can cause low energy. See your doctor.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What will happen if I don't have the energy to push?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: So many women have this fear and it is almost always unfounded. You will be amazed at what you can do in the moment of birth! however, maternal exhaustion sometimes prevents effective pushing. If the baby is low enough your doc will likely be able to assist with a vacuum or forceps.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What can I take to increase my energy?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
More energy: (1) Make sure you're getting 6-9 hours of sleep on a regular schedule. (2) Eat small frequent meals (every 3 hours or so) containing lean proteins and complex carbohydrates. (3) Supplement multi-vitamin and B complex. (4) Maintain a positive outlook towards life. (5) Get baseline blood testing done, if you have not to this point.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are some at-home exercises i can do to increase my energy?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Keep your body in mo: Our bodies need to be kept in motion as much as possible. So stay active at home(avoid sitting around on chair/sofa watching tv). Just get up and go to take a walk whenever you can. A good 30-45 minute brisk walk daily is the 'best medicine' for keeping you energized and healthy.
A 22-year-old male asked:

I feel tired very fast... Don't feel much energy ss i used to feel few months before nw.. My age is 22..Wht should I do to increase my energy levels?

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Dr. Louis Esquivel
Holistic Medicine 35 years experience
See a holistic doc: You first need a standard medical evaluation including blood work. If this is normal you could have nutritional or other functional issues disrupting normal energy production. Stress, and poor nutrition are very common problems once a medical condition is ruled out.
Mountain View, CA
A 34-year-old male asked:

How can I increase my energy levels?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Several suggestions: Exercising and eating right is my first recommendation to you. You should have your primary run blood tests to ensure you are not suffering from B12 or folic acid deficiencies. A CBC should be ordered to rule out anemia as well. Declining kidney function is also associated with fatigue. Several infectious diseases (ie Hep C) is also associated with debilitating fatigue.

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