Why Am I Always Tired and Weak?
It’s okay to be tired every once it a while. That is normal, but when you’re tired or even fatigued every single day over a long period of time, this weakness may mean that you are ill. The best way to find out what’s wrong and regain your energy level is by visiting your physician. He or she can run tests to identify any medical issues that you may have. Some of the most common health conditions associated with being constantly tired and weak are listed below.
Depression is one medical condition that may cause excessive tiredness and fatigue. Depression is a feeling of sadness that exists for more than a couple of weeks. People who suffer from depression are often too tired to perform the simplest tasks and often sleep for long periods of time yet still wake up exhausted. Depression can be dangerous if not treated, but it is usually managed rather well with therapy and/or medication.
Anemia is also a frequent cause of fatigue. People with anemia have difficulty working out because of increased heart rate, dizziness, and trouble breathing. Anemia can easily be eliminated by using supplements.
Poor diets can also result in extreme fatigue. The human body requires specific amounts of various nutrients to keep it healthy. When some of the nutrients are left out of the diet, the body tries to change to adapt to the lack of nutrients, but the strain still results in a feeling of persistent weakness.
Extreme fatigue is one of the first signs of leukemia. Leukemia is a type of cancer which affects the blood or blood marrow, causing an abnormal increase in blood cells. People with Leukemia find it hard to concentrate, difficult to perform daily tasks, and they complain of constant sleepiness and weakness. Unfortunately, treatment of leukemia does not lessen the fatigue because the therapy further weakens the body.
These are just a few of the illnesses associated with feeling tired and weak all the time. If you are extremely fatigued for more than a few days (and it is unrelated to an already diagnosed condition), please consult your doctor. It could be something as simple as you needing iron supplements. You’ll never know unless you meet with your doctor first. Remember, if you have a serious illness, the longer you wait, the worse it will get.