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Causes Of Low Energy Levels In Women
Can restless leg syndrome cause weakness of specially calve muscles and can it contribute low energy levels for daily life activities? What is the Rx
Restless leg: Restless leg syndrome (RLS) can be associated with such symptoms, although the actual muscle weakness on exam (not just by symptoms) is unlikely. See your doctor if the diagnosis hasn't been confirmed. If it has, iron supplementation (ferrous sulfate) usually is rapidly effective (a few days) in relieving symptoms. Sometimes, but not always, there is also iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
Every evening I run out of energy (more than exhausted), w. ataxia + dysarthria, even at low activity level during day. Next morning fine. Cause?
Possible: The size and location of a stone determine the effects it has on the patient and on the kidney. The amount of pain associated with the stone, possible associated infection, and duration of the stone episode all may contribute to causing a patient to feel washed out with poor energy levels. ...Read more
Medical or psych?: If you have been checked out and don't have any underlying medical conditions that may be causing low energy, then not getting enough sleep, lack of exercise or poor diet may be contributing to low energy levels. Also, depression and/or anxiety can cause feelings of low energy. Consider seeing a psychologist or other qualified mental health professional. ...Read more
Anything: 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. ...Read more
See doctor: Make sure you are not anemic which can explain your symptom. ...Read more
See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
I am 20 years old & currently 242lbs which has caused my energy to be excessively low. I would like to loose alot of weight what can i do i feel alone?
Check with Dr. first: If a person eats fewer calories than she needs to live on, her body will burn stored fuel (which is her stored fat). It always works, but is hard to do because she will feel hungry. If she exercises, but eats more calories than she uses during exercising, she will still gain weight. Avoid sugars and simple starches. No supplements are needed, as long as the remainder of the diet is balanced. ...Read more
Energy utilization: When you work yourself up during the event, you are calling extra energy factors into play.Stress hormones like adrenalin cause the heart to beat faster & and increase the tone of your blood vessels (blood pressure). In some ways it is like running a race. When ts over there is a reduction of the additional energy factors, so there is a physiologic let lown. ...Read more
You need to see your doctor to discuss this He/she will examine you and order the appropriate tests.
Additionally it might be appropriate to have a consult with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist. ...Read more
I have a9 months old baby i barely sleep at night . I feel very tired throughout my day my energy levels are very low what can I do to feel better ?
Nap when baby naps: Sleep deprivation can cause significant fatigue & stress. I presume you are not sleeping because the baby wakes you up. Are you nursing? Having your baby in your bed or right next to you at nite can allow you to nurse at nite with minimal disruption. When your baby takes a nap during the day take that opportunity to nap as well if possible. Your baby will sleep better soon. See comment:. ...Read more
See a good doctor: There are many possible causes of chronic fatigue. It's impossible to diagnose you in this format. You need an exam & tests. Possible causes include anemia, thyroid & other hormonal imbalances, vitamin/mineral/amino acid deficiencies, all sorts of chronic infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic), environmental or food allergies, environmental toxins, sleep apnea, stress etc.Please see doc! ...Read more
My liver is slowly failing. I have very low energy levels and I struggle to work part time, let alone cook. Can I live off frozen prepared meals?
Seems unlikely...: These meals are frequently high in salt and fat and short on needed nutrients. I am sure the person that is helping you manage your liver disease can also direct you to healthly food options for your condition...They might even be able to set you up with a nutritionist which would be quite valuable! don't guess when it's your health, consult with your physician! ...Read more
Been inactive the past year , have a big decrease in apetite , i eat healthy , but get full quickly, also have low energy . Inactivty cause this?
Is it possible to feel low energy if you haven't eaten in awhile even if blood sugar level is around 100? Or is 100 enough to power you thru a wrkout?
Your low energy doesn't have anything to do with your blood sugar in this situation, the low energy is because you haven't eaten anything. Keep in mind, your blood sugar only represents the sugar balance in your blood at any given time, not your total energy stores. Your body is constantly generating and burning glucose. 100 just tells us the balance. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Low energy level is also a symptom of depression, so it's possibly a residual sign of depression, rather than caused by meds.
However, there is also a little-appreciated antidepressant-induced apathy syndrome. It's an uncommon side effect.
Also, some AD meds are inherently sedating.
Talk w your doc about trying other meds - or you may want to focus on psychotherapy as a mode of treatment. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 : It may help with low energy levels depending on the cause. It is always best to consult a physician to determine the cause of fatigue, low energy, weakness, asthenia, etc. Before self-medicating with vitamin supplements. While vitamin B12 is safe, the cause for feeling tired may have to do with something unrelated to it. ...Read more
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