5 medical reasons you’re tired all the time

WEB DESK: Ever felt like you cannot keep your eyes open? Or do you yawn all the time? Maybe your body aches too. This all happens when you are tired all the time. Don’t think that maybe it is just your work or school stress. This could be something more than that. For being on the safe side, just consult your doctors.

Here are five medical reasons you could feel tired all the time.

1. A thyroid problem

1Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones. In addition to feeling tired, you might also feel like your skin is really dry and you’re constipated a lot, along with the lack of energy.

2. Prediabetes or diabetes

2Low blood sugars levels also result in feeling fatigued, because there is not enough fuel for the cells to work well. If your high glucose is causing blood vessels to get inflamed by sugar, that chronic inflammation can also make you feel fatigued.

3. Depression

3If you feel like you’re tired all the time, don’t want to get out of bed in the morning, and/or have trouble sleeping, you could be suffering from depression.

4. A leaky gut or food sensitivity

4 If you have food sensitivities (to foods like wheat and dairy) you can feel fatigued, get rashes, and experience bloating or brain fog.

5. Infection

5Doctors will often check for chronic infection as a cause of fatigue due to such infections as the Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis) or Lyme disease. Both of these medical issues can present with extreme fatigue.