Do you ever just feel tired for no reason?
Let’s talk about fatigue.
Fatigue can affect you in several ways. You may have less energy to exercise. You may have trouble concentrating, staying alert, and remembering things. You may anger easily and become more socially isolated.
If fatigue appears suddenly or becomes more frequent, it could be related to several common medical conditions or lifestyle changes. You should consult your doctor to see if you have any of the following issues causing fatigue, thus delaying weight loss:
Anemia. This occurs when your blood has too few red blood cells or those cells have too little hemoglobin, a protein that transports oxygen through the bloodstream. The result is a drop in energy levels.
Heart disease. Heart disease can cause the heart to pump blood less efficiently and lead to fluid in the lungs. This can cause shortness of breath and reduce the oxygen supply to the heart and lungs, making you tired.
Hypothyroidism. An underactive thyroid gland can cause fatigue along with other symptoms such as weight gain, weakness, dry skin, feeling cold, and constipation. You can have a doctor order blood tests to check this.
Sleep problems. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in your breathing, often