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I have low energy. What could be the causes? I eat healthy and exercise.

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

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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more


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I want to eat less and healthier. How can I get energy while i eat healthy and eat less?

I want to eat less and healthier. How can I get energy while i eat healthy and eat less?

Good food = energy: Unprocess food is more nutritious and will make you feel more energetic even eating less. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Maybe: You may be eating foods that make your body full for a long time, or you may have some stomach problem, or your hormones may not be doing well. Many reasons for a decrease in appetite. Only one part of it is due to the inactivity. ...Read more

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For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

For some reason I have low energy, i don't know why, I do my best to exercise and eat healthy, since my energy is so low i don't feel like doing it?

Medical eval first: Fatigue can be caused by a lot of things, not enough sleep, sleep apnea, cardiac conditions, low thyroid, depression, anemia, etc. If you eat, sleep and exercise well and still chronically suffer a great deal of fatigue consulting with your physician, getting a good check up and some bloodwork. ...Read more

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Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but i can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Just wondering, why I have no energy. I eat healthy, I am on a no starch diet, by dr orders, but i can rarely "function" my energy lvl is gone!

Possible thyroid.: Variety of issues can cause this although the most frequent cause is usually nothing.- thyroid, anemia, connective tissue diseases, cancers, etc- usually requires some simple screening lab tests. Not sure the diet is helping you any. ...Read more

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I'm 31 fit and eat healthy but for a couple months i haven't been feeling as fit and healthy.Don't have much energy at times and sometimes feel quite tired .Am i lacking nutrients? What's wrong?

See details: They are many causes of the symptoms you describe. Start with your family doc and get a physical and lab evaluation. He or she can direct you to the appropriate specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid tests good yet very sluggish! how improve energy, concentration, +/or mood on own? Already eat healthy, sleep enough, and exercise a lot.

Hypothyroid tests good yet very sluggish! how improve energy, concentration, +/or mood on own? Already eat healthy, sleep enough, and exercise a lot.

More to it. : Fatigue is always a hard problem because the symptom can mean different things. Many people can't exercise, eat well sleep enough because they are so fatigued and depressed. You are ahead there. Are you mainly sleepy, dose off when still? See a sleep doctor. Or you don't feel right inside, nothing makes you feel happy? Talk to your primary care doc or counselor. No simple fix. Don't go it alone. ...Read more

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I'm on several meds with side effects of fatigued. But i eat healthy and exercise daily. Is there something i can take for energy.

I'm on several meds with side effects of fatigued.  But i eat healthy and exercise daily. Is there something i can take for energy.

Re-evaluate: Overweight, in pain, and depressed one needs to look for low adrenal function, low blood pressure , deficiencies or toxicities causing fatigue. 60 minutes of rhythmic movement l in intervals of 1-2 minutes every 10 minutes while awake would help with weight loss and improve circulation. Make sure one isn't vit d3 deficient. One might need methyl folate (folic acid) or methyl cobalamine. ...Read more

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I'm always exhausted. I'm 25, feel 40. I sleep all night but need at least one nap a day. I eat healthy, exercise and don't take meds. I have 0 energy?

I'm always exhausted. I'm 25, feel 40. I sleep all night but need at least one nap a day. I eat healthy, exercise and don't take meds. I have 0 energy?

Many possibilities: Profound fatigue can have numerous sources and without further history, detailed physical exam and some lab tests it is not easy to determine what may be going on. You need to see a good family doctor and get thoroughly evaluated as you should not be feeling like this. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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