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Doctor insights on: Menapause The Reason For Decreased Energy

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Does menopause cause loss of energy? I'm a few months into induced menopause and have been feeling sluggish.

Does menopause cause loss of energy? I'm a few months into induced menopause and have been feeling sluggish.

Yes: I'm assuming you had your ovaries removed. Surgical menopause causes an abrupt loss of estrogen. In turn the body needs to adjust to this as most bodily functions are estrogen dependent and menopausal symptoms are the bodies response to a lack of estrogen. For instance, the sleep cycle is estrogen dependent and therefore sleep is often disrupted. The result is fatigue. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

What are possible causes of weight loss and decreased energy in a 5-yr-old child? And what tests should I expect to be ordered?

Weight loss: Your child needs a complete Blood test including platlets, sed rate and CRP. The results would then determine our next step to determine a diagnosis ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite) and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite)  and decreased energy level. The following also describes me: Fatigue. What should ...

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and possibilities include anemia, iron or certain vitamin deficiencies, endocrine problems, infection or depression. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis or refer you to a specialist. ...Read more

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What is it? I have fatigue, decreased energy level and headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, throbbing)

What is it? I have fatigue, decreased energy level and headache (quality: occurs at the same time of day, pressure or fullness, throbbing)

Tyroid: That's what it sounds like , Hypothroid.. This is a condition characterized by fatigue, decreased energy level and headache. To be certain you should consult with a primary care physician. To rule out other causes such as heart disease, sodium content, etc. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) and insomnia. The following also describe me: Decreased energy level, Feeling depressed, and Restlessness. What should I do?

I am experiencing  feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress)  and insomnia. The following also describe me: Decreased energy level, Feeling depressed, and Restlessness. What should I do?

Length of time: Are there life stressors playing into the anxiety? IF yes and they have been there longer than 6 weeks may need to have treatment.
If this feeling is short term few days and you know what is bothering you in a relationship . Work out the relationship issue and you might feel better.
Reduce coffee it can cause anxiety. See a Doctor for labs for thyroid and exam if not better. May need medication. ...Read more

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I am experiencing trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep) and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

I am experiencing  trouble sleeping (quality: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep)  and insomnia. The following also describe me: Difficulty staying awake during day, Decreased energy level, Sleepiness, Difficulty concentrating, and Diffi

Insomnia, Energy: There are many natural ways to help your symptoms: key is to limit the use of electronics, especially in bed room. How much tv, smartphone, computer time do you have? What is your diet like? Do you exercise outside daily? Do you pray or meditate daily? We can help. Consult with us for range of treatment options. ...Read more

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Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Numbness in hands, tingling in lower half of body, weakness of the limbs, loss of balance, decreased energy, and stiff muscles? It's not anxiety!

Consult Neurologist: Anxiety can have many symptoms, however muscle weakness and stiffness does not seem to be symptoms commonly related to anxiety disorders. Tingling, numbness and loss of balance could beproblems related to many neurological conditions, or side effects of medications/substances. A neurologist should be able to rule out any other issues that could be causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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I am experiencing appetite changes (quality: increased appetite) , trouble sleeping (quality: difficult to wake) (worsened by: psychological stress) , decreased energy level, sudden attacks of crying, fatigue and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of w

I am experiencing  appetite changes (quality: increased appetite) , trouble sleeping (quality: difficult to wake) (worsened by: psychological stress) , decreased energy level, sudden attacks of crying, fatigue and feeling depressed (quality: feelings of w

Depression symptoms: Please start by seeing your doctor to rule out or identify any underlying medical conditions. Then consult w/a clinical psychologist to diagnose the cause of your symptoms, which MAY be depression. Lots or reason to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having bladder pain x 2+wks. No burning/freq/urgency/nocturia. Ua/culture, cbc/chem12 wnl - aside from esr(28), crp(9.4) ra/ana neg. Decreased energy/feel fatigued easily. See uro next wk. Any ideas?

Having bladder pain x 2+wks. No burning/freq/urgency/nocturia. Ua/culture, cbc/chem12 wnl - aside from esr(28), crp(9.4) ra/ana neg. Decreased energy/feel fatigued easily. See uro next wk. Any ideas?

See answer: Most common urological cause of bladder pain, in the absence of infection (uti), is interstitial cystitis (aka painful bladder syndrome) which is a non-bacterial inflammation of the bladder. Usually also associated with a variable degree of increased urinary frequency and painful intercourse. Would also be important to rule out other causes of pelvic pain from urinary, gyne, and GI tracts. ...Read more

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I have no appetite and food makes me nauseous. I amloosing weight but I have energy. What could be the reason?

I have no appetite and food makes me nauseous. I amloosing weight but I have energy. What could be the reason?

See a doctor soon: In females, one must always consider pregnancy. A variety of gastrointestinal conditions can cause your symptoms. I recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have , ore energy in the evening than morning. What could be the reason?

I have , ore energy in the evening than morning. What could be the reason?

Varies: People are different. Some are night and other morning people. The question is how severe is the fatigue? If severe, work up with your doc may be needed. ...Read more

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What could be a reason that I have no energy when I wake up in the mornings?

What could be a reason that I have no energy when I wake up in the mornings?

Do you snore? : Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (osas) is more than just loud snoring. It is a sleep disorder that often leaves patients tired and without energy during the day. It can also result in high blood pressure and an irregular heart beat. If you have one or more of these symptoms you should consult your physician. ...Read more

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Used andriol 80 mg for 2 days got low energy in the morning and i was weak on the third day without it could it be the reason ?

Used andriol 80 mg for 2 days got low energy in the morning and i was weak on the third day without it could it be the reason ?

Drug effect: Testosterone can cause those symptoms and can cause abnormal liver function tests as well. I can't tell you if that is worse in the presence of rohypnol.

At the age of 24, andriol is not going to imp;rove your sex life. If you are taking it to increase muscle mass, the side effects (not to mention the high cost) make it a bad choice. ...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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How to gain energy to exercise during menopause?

How to gain energy to exercise during menopause?

Exercise: Believe it or not, not exercising can make you feel tired. Muscles need to move or they start to ache. But the good news is that it doesn't take much activity to help you feel more energized. Have you tried taking a 10-minute walk? How do you feel afterward? If you find that walking makes you fatigued or out of breath, it's time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My husband drinks energy drinks can that be the reason I keep have a miscarriage?

My husband drinks energy drinks can that be the reason I keep have a  miscarriage?

Miscarriage: Unlikely, but politely ask your husband to stop the energy drinks for a week or two.
That said, it is unlikely that this is the cause of a miscarriage and you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Help please! is consistently high blood sugar a reason for a diabetic to lose most of their energy?

Help please! is consistently high blood sugar a reason for a diabetic to lose most of their energy?

Yes: And to have accelerated complications, problems that could be avoided, spend a lot of money unnecessarily, spend time in the hospital needlessly, and die early. Do you need any more reasons to work harder to better control your blood sugar? ...Read more

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What could be the reason of constant fatigue and draining of energy levels for a 62 years old woman?

What could be the reason of constant fatigue and draining of energy levels for a 62 years old woman?

> 101 Dalmations: More reasons than 101 dalmations! fatigue and low energy are common complaints. A check up with her primary care doc and lab work are only the start to figuring it out. Poor sleep, snoring, weight loss, constipation, poor nutrition, medication effects, cardiac or respiratory issues, kidney problems, anemia, lack of aerobic exercise, alcohol, depression, overwork are just some common rule outs. ...Read more

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Why sometime i feel no energy , feeling down , feeling sad for no reason , feeling unsocial for no reasons ? 17 years old man

Why sometime i feel no energy , feeling down , feeling sad for no reason , feeling unsocial for no reasons ? 17 years old man

Depression?: Start by seeing your doctor to check for medical/hormonal issues. Then see a mental health professional like a psychologist. If none are available and you have a philosophical/spiritual view on life talk w/a spiritual leader who is kind and practical. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I feel tired all time with very little energy. With all med's I'm taking could this be the reason or is it due to heart condition ?

I feel tired all time with very little energy. With all med's I'm taking could this be the reason or is it due to heart condition ?

Fatigue: Could be bue to deconditioning, poorly controlled DM or tightly controlled DM with frequent hypoglycemia or CHF stage 3 or 4 or thyroid disorders or anemia ...Read more

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I have no energy during the day can't concentrate on task an forgetful but I'm very hyper an wide awake at night can't sleep what cud be the reason??

I have no energy during the day can't concentrate on task an forgetful but I'm very hyper an wide awake at night can't sleep what cud be the reason??

Many possibilities: If you do not sleep well at night you will have less energy and poor concentration during the day. Xanax can affect memory and concentration and even cause rebound insomnia. Paxil (paroxetine) is usually sedating. Are you taking it at night? Please discuss with prescribing doc ...Read more

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Always feeling lethargic. All I want to do is stay home and rest. Sleep & wake up tired. Energy kicks in until evening for some reason. Whats wrong?

You need a work up: The list is to long. It could be your anemia, hormones from the cyst, depression, insomnia, etc. You need a general work up. In addition what type of anemia and why the shooting pains. ...Read more

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For some reason throughout the day im tired often but after supper i get a energy boost and i want to stay up. Is it normal if i'm a 16 year old girl?

For some reason throughout the day im tired often but after supper i get a energy boost and i want to stay up. Is it normal if i'm a 16 year old girl?

Eat all eals: If you are like any teenage feales, you likely skip breakfast and even lunch. After eating dinner, you are feeling better. Eat all meals with a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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Why am i so distracted, with lack of energy and procastinating so much. Could there be a medical reason for this?

Why am i so distracted, with lack of energy and procastinating so much. Could there be a medical reason for this?

Yes: You could have a medical issue that causes some of these--get a physical from a primary care doctor

you could also be depressed--check with a psychologist or psychiatrist

be well, . ...Read more

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My whole body hurts for no reason and i feel miserable no energy but I have no fever and nothing like that?

My whole body hurts for no reason and i feel miserable no energy but I have no fever and nothing like  that?

See a doctor: This requires a full history and physical examination accompanied by lab tests to determine the cause. Cannot do this on the internet. Go soon and hope you are better quickly. ...Read more

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Menopause is giveing me a hard time with body temp filling flash & heat flashes, no energy, what to do to help me throgh this?

Menopause is giveing me a hard time with body temp filling flash & heat flashes, no energy, what to do to help me throgh this?

Supportive herbs: Menopause may be more difficult in women who have higher levels of stress and depletion of adrenal hormones. While this is a complex issue that requires individualized treatment, I have found that ashwaganda and black cohosh are adaptogenic herbs that may offer relief. You must also be sure you are eating a healthy mediteranean style diet with limited refined sugars & grains and getting good sleep. ...Read more