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Doctor insights on: Fatigue While Driving

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more


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What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep i especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

What causes my extreme tiredness. Even after good sleep i especially get very tired while driving at sitting in a meeting. To the point where so tire?

Tiredness: Have you thyroid and hemogloblin levels checked. If your results are normal consult a psychologist for possible symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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What should I do if i choke on something while driving? Hypothetically

Pull off the: road. Use the steering wheel to give yourself a modified Heimlich maneuver if needed. Press 911 on your cell phone if you continue to choke. ...Read more

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Why would my wife blackout while driving?

Why would my wife blackout while driving?

Many possibilities: There are many causes for people losing consciousness from low blood sugar, to low blood pressure, to an irregular heart rhythm to seizures among others. Blacking out while driving is very serious and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having syncope while driving?

What are the risks of having syncope while driving?

Driving Miss Syncope: Syncope is fainting syncope is passing out syncope is losing consciousness syncope while driving is extremely bad and life threatening to everyone on the road not just the person passing out. Think "car going into oncoming traffic" or "car going into a playground" while the driver has losses consciousness. ...Read more

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What to eat for fatigue?

What to eat for fatigue?

Paleo diet/low carb: Contrary to popular belief, best way to improve fatigue, cholesterol, and weight is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation Low carb foods: eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 daily. You'll notice a difference in 1 mo ...Read more

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What foods cause fatigue?

What foods cause fatigue?

Oxidized PUFA & Suga: Polyunsaturated fatty acids (pufa) can contribute to fatigue. Pufa's interfere in normal mitochondrial energy production by inhibiting the ability of your normal fat metabolism. Avoid fried foods and vegetable oils as these contain unhealthy oxidized pufa sugars and excess carbs cause fluctuations in blood sugar which can also cause fatigue. ...Read more

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