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Why Does Depression Cause Fatigue
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Lower blood Oxygen: Anemia means that your red blood cells are lower than normal. This means there are less blood cells to carry oxygen to your muscles and tissue which can lead to fatigue. It is a very common condition in pregnancy and in women with heavy blood loss from the menstrual cycle. Usually anemia is treated with an iron supplement. There are other causes though so it should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, change it: Any chronic condition, especially if longstanding, can cause fatigue. Avoid all milk protein, grains, lentils. Consume plenty of flesh foods, eggs, avocados, vegetables, olive/coconut oil, butter. Get 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or take vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day, and a good probiotic (not yogurt based). You should notice a significant improvement in 1 month. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If you get these: Symptoms after eating, you need to inform your family doctor about this as there's a great chance that you have what is referred to as postprandial hypoglycemia. What this means is that after eating your blood sugar goes up followed by a rise in your insulin. Too much Insulin is released by your pancreas and it over shoots such that the blood sugar then tends to drop precipitously and trigger things like depression panic attacks, tearfulness, and palpitations.It can be diagnosed by a simple glucose tolerance test. The treatment is to use multiple small meals throughout the day so that you do not get any large Insulin peaks.If your doctor feels that you need a more complete workup by an endocrinologist to rule out a small Insulin secreting tumor of your pancreas which are overwhelmingly benign, then he or she could refer you to a endocrinologist.Best wishes and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Several: Mood is sad and mostly non responsive to environmental changes, for more than 2 weeks. Sleep changes (either too much or not enough); loss of interest in usual activities; inordinate guilt; lack of energy; difficulty with thinking & concentrating; changes in appetite & weight (usually reduced, but can be increased); agitation or lethargy; suicidal preoccupations and/or plans. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inflammation...: ...Is the cause of allergic rhinitis and many other medical problems. One of the effects of this is to cause fatigue. Rhinitis can also cause breathing and thus sleep problems which can cause fatigue in that way. So treating the rhinitis can help in several different ways. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Depression is a profound, even physical reaction to loneliness, loss, or hopelessness that blocks motivation to seek fulfillment or even survival. Pessimism is a thought process, an intellectual choice of how to look at the world and predict our fate. You can have one without the other. Mood and thought can affect each other but are not the same thing. ...Read more
It doesn't: Liothyronine is a form of thyroid hormone called t3 (liothyronine). Unless you are truly hypothyroid, taking thyroid hormone to lose weight doesn't work because appetite is increased at the same time that metabolism is increased. You would have to be on a toxic dose of thyroid hormone before you would see any significant weight loss. ...Read more
Sleep & Mood: Lexapro (escitalopram) is an ssri that can be a very effective antidepressant. Like other ssris, however, Lexapro (escitalopram) does not aid sleep directly. In fact, its direct effects on sleep may make sleep less restful. This could leave you tired by day. Sleep, however, is also related to mood and depression, so Lexapro (escitalopram) often helps sleep indirectly by helping depression, more than it hurts sleep byits direct effects. ...Read more
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