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Can low blood pressure cause chronic fatigue? And what are some ways I can boost my metabolism? Trying to lose weight, but tired all the time

Can low blood pressure cause chronic fatigue? And what are some ways I can boost my metabolism? Trying to lose weight, but tired all the time

Maybe: Chromic hypotension can but some people run a low blood pressure as baseline. So it depends what your baseline BP was. The best way to boost your metabolism is to follow a low-carb, higher lean protein diet in the form of three meals and 2 to 3 snacks. Also adding daily exercise such as walking, running, hiking yoga, spinning or pilates and circuit training will definitely boost your metabolism. ...Read more

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Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Chills that won't go away, extreme fatigue, feeling out of it. No appetite and losing weight since Nov 2016. Chills just started. Nausea, hot flashes

Chills that won't go away, extreme fatigue, feeling out of it. No appetite and losing weight since Nov 2016. Chills just started. Nausea, hot flashes

See your doctor.: If your symptoms have been going on that long, you need to be seen by your physician for a complete history and physical and potentially diagnostic tests, such as web values. I would see him or her as soon as you can. Another option would be to have a consult performed here on HealthTap with one of our doctors. If labs are necessary, we can order them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Eyes are always bloodshot and breathing problems. Dr. And pulmonologist didn't do much to help me. I shouldn't be losing weight and I am. Bad fatigue.

Eyes are always bloodshot and breathing problems. Dr. And pulmonologist didn't do much to help me. I shouldn't be losing weight and I am. Bad fatigue.

2nd opinion: Your symptoms are very nonspecific. There're many causes of fatigue and bloodshot eyes. These causes could include viral infection, bacterial infection, and allergies. If you do not feel like you are getting the information you need from your doctor you can always seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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Strange bloodshot eyes for weeks, losing weight, dizziness, fatigue, sore back muscles, hard to exhale completely. Can this be from untreated asthma?

Strange bloodshot eyes for weeks, losing weight, dizziness, fatigue, sore back muscles, hard to exhale completely. Can this be from untreated asthma?

Losing sleep: It seems you are losing sleep and breathing problems are keeping you up. Tell your doctor about your symptoms, as indeed they can symptoms of uncontrolled asthma. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath, constant fatigue, losing weight, dizzy spells, constant bloodshot eyes. It isn't from anxiety. Constant air hunger. Is it asthma?

Shortness of breath, constant fatigue, losing weight, dizzy spells, constant bloodshot eyes. It isn't from anxiety. Constant air hunger. Is it asthma?

Please see your doc: Many causes are possible for these symptoms. For a solid diagnosis you really need to be seen and examined personally by your physician. Please get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I have been losing weight and I think my blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril 20 mg) is too much. I am very tired and a bit lightheaded at times.?

I have been losing weight and I think my blood pressure medicine (Lisinopril 20 mg) is too much. I am very tired and a bit lightheaded at times.?

Weight loss: Is concerning as is uyou dizziness. Please consukt your prescribing physician and ask about your BP dose; however the weight loss is concerning and you need a medical examination. ...Read more

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I may have scar tissue from a resection 15 yrs ago. Now losing weight, fatigue pain difficulty eating at times and pressure in rectom.

I may have scar tissue from a resection 15 yrs ago. Now losing weight, fatigue pain difficulty eating at times and pressure in rectom.

See your doctor: Why did you have a resection? Some of your symptoms are concerning and sounds like you should see your doctor to discuss this further. ...Read more

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Fatigue/exhausted, light/early period, constipation/bloating, hard time losing weight?

Fatigue/exhausted, light/early period, constipation/bloating, hard time losing weight?

PMS?: If I understand, your symptoms start before your period. That would suggest premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Please submit more information if that would help. Thanks ...Read more

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Losing weight, nights sweating, exhaust, tiredness and dry coughing special in the morning hours, what diseases cause this??

Losing weight, nights sweating, exhaust, tiredness and dry coughing special in the morning hours, what diseases cause this??

Many: Illnesses present with these symptoms!

You need a complete evaluation by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) starting with a blood count and a chest xray!!!
Good luck and hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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How can people with chronic fatigue syndrome lose weight?

How can people with chronic fatigue syndrome lose weight?

See details: By restricting carbohydrates, watching portion size, avoiding soda regular or diet and trying to get some aerobic activity. ...Read more

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Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Frequent urination, excessive thirst, increased appetite but losing weight, headaches w nausea, and chronic fatigue. Possible causes?

Diabetes: Hi. That would be diabetes until proven otherwise. It's easy to test for. If you're diabetic and not overweight/obese, it's more likely type 1; if it's diabetes and you are overweight/obese, it's more likely type 2. Please don't ignore this. See your doc and get tested. ...Read more

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I am losing weight, and I am always tired, hungry and eating. What could this be?

I am losing weight, and I am always tired, hungry and eating. What could this be?

Lots of things: Those are non-specific, but worrisome symptoms. You should be evalauated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Recently I have been tired, losing weight and have lost my appetite? I'm 20 years old.

Recently I have been tired, losing weight and have lost my appetite? I'm 20 years old.

EVALUATION: These symptoms warrant an evaluation by your Primary Care Physician as soon as possible. You will need a thorough history and physical exam, and lab tests, possibly a CXR to investigate this. This is not normal. ...Read more

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How do I get my dr to listen instead of preaching about losing weight? I know I need to but I'm tired of hearing it and I have other concerns.

How do I get my dr to listen instead of preaching about losing weight? I know I need to but I'm tired of hearing it and I have other concerns.

Ask him to listen: Bring notes
send in advance if he is willing to review.
Make notes of his answers
do listen also.
For your age, you have too many issues and medications! ...Read more

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What qualifies as an abnormal RBC for a 12 y/o boy? He's been so tired & losing weight. RBC is 5.07. All other CBC values are marked in normal range.

What qualifies as an abnormal RBC for a 12 y/o boy? He's been so tired & losing weight. RBC is 5.07. All other CBC values are marked in normal range.

Normal count: An RBC count of 5.07 is normal. However, a 12 year old boy should not be losing weight and he needs to be investigated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Do laxatives help you lose weight because I'm struggling in losing weight ever since I was 13 years old and now I'm sick and tired of looking at myself in the mirror and can't do nothing about it 20 years old weigh 348 pounds and 6'0 inch alot of my frien

Do laxatives help you lose weight because I'm struggling in losing weight ever since I was 13 years old and now I'm sick and tired of looking at myself in the mirror and can't do nothing about it 20 years old weigh 348 pounds and 6'0 inch alot of my frien

See a Bariatrician: A doctor specializing in weight loss will provide nutritional and exercise counseling specific for you. He may decide to use the various available medication options to assist you lose weight. if desired bariatric surgery could be an option ...Read more

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I am tired shortly after getting up and struggle with losing weight. My recent thyroid test (tsh)was 1.52. What else could it be?

I am tired shortly after getting up and struggle with losing weight. My recent thyroid test (tsh)was 1.52. What else could it be?

Tired and overweight: No doubt that a complete endocrine evaluation is merited. To start the pituitary needs to be analyzed such as prolactin levels. Metabolic syndrome second to medications need to be ruled out. Atypical antipsychotics are commom culprits. Thyroid disease is always diificult but not impossible to diagnose. Insulin malfunction or pre diabetes needs a close look. Chronic fatigue syndrome is likely. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

I'm 18 years old, im waking up with unexplained bruises, im constantly tired, getting headaches, losing weight and feeling dizzy a lot?

You need an evaluati: You need an evaluation because this could be part of a systemic illness. The bruising could suggest you have low platelets. You can ask your physician evaluate you for a systemic problem ...Read more

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Is weight hard to lose with hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism? Also is extreme fatigue related to this as well?

Is weight hard to lose with hypercalcemia and hyperparathyroidism? Also is extreme fatigue related to this as well?

Fatigue yes, wt loss?: It is not unusual to have extreme fatigue due to Hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia. But it is not hard to loose weight
Actually patients with Hyperparathyroidism loose weight as they have no appetite most of the time ...Read more

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I am a married woman and is 27 years old. I have been suffering from fatigue and weight loss for the past 4 years. I feel very tired all the time.?

I am a married woman and is 27 years old. I have been suffering from fatigue and weight loss for the past 4 years. I feel very tired all the time.?

Multifactorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Also you should be checked for diabetes and cancer. ...Read more

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How do I lose weight and boost my metabolism after gaining 30-40lbs being on lyrica (pregabalin) 3 yrs ago for my fibromyaligia for 6 months with fatigue and pain?

How do I lose weight and boost my metabolism after gaining 30-40lbs being on lyrica (pregabalin) 3 yrs ago for my fibromyaligia for 6 months with fatigue and pain?

Exercise, exercise: Exercise, at least 20 minutes a day for 3 to 4 days a week is the most effective treatment for weight loss as well as chronic pain syndromes. ...Read more

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I've been losing weight at first 20kg a month sub 2kg per month I'm eating a lot. Am feeling nausea, diarrhea, lost of appetite and severe fatigue.

I've been losing weight at first 20kg a month sub 2kg per month I'm eating a lot. Am feeling nausea, diarrhea, lost of appetite and severe fatigue.

Were you trying to: Lose weight? 20 kg weight loss in one month is a huge ; unhealthy amount of weight to lose in such a short period of time. If you are dieting - would encourage you to stop until getting a handling on your symptoms. Have you been evaluated by a gastroenterologist? That is important. ...Read more

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I am an athlete. Is masterbation bad if done 3-4 times a week? Could I lose stamina by doing so? Muscles get sore? Fatigue? Lose endurance?

I am an athlete. Is masterbation bad if done 3-4 times a week? Could I lose stamina by doing so? Muscles get sore? Fatigue? Lose endurance?

It's fine: Masturbation is normal. It is a natural and harmless expression of sexuality. It is only harmful if practiced compulsively interfering with normal daily life and activities, inhibits sexual activity with a partner, or is done in public! It should have no effect on athletic performance. Your 3-4 time per week practice is normal. Good luck! ...Read more