Do you ever have those weeks where you find yourself asking, “Why am I always tired?”
Maybe you put in a few extra hours at work, or there happened to be a lot of extracurriculars for the kids that week. In some cases, being more tired than usual can be simply explained away by these extra hours or additional activities, but in other cases, it can be a symptom of something more serious.
It’s easy to blame being tired on our “too busy” lifestyles. But if that were the case, it could be solved by getting more sleep, eating a well-balanced diet, drinking more fluids, and cutting back on caffeine. If you’re doing these things and still having to ask yourself “Why am I always tired?”, then there’s something else to blame.
When is ‘being tired’ an indication of something more serious?
Unfortunately, being tired is sometimes the symptom of a more serious medical condition. Common medical conditions that present with symptoms like fatigue and exhaustion include:
- Sleep Apnea
- Thyroid Disease
- Chronic Fatigue
Fatigue and exhaustion are simply warning signs that something is wrong with the body. So if you’re feeling more and more tired, it’s important to consider if it’s just because you’re overworking yourself, or if you’re seeing a pattern develop. For example, if you’re consistently getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night and still wondering why you’re tired it’s time to consider seeking professional medical attention.
Functional Medicine can help with these conditions
At LifeScape Premier we practice functional medicine. We don’t want to just treat your symptoms, we want to discover the root cause of them so we can treat your condition. In most cases, being tired is just a symptom. Let us help you get your life back on track by figuring out why you’re always tired and then working together with you to develop and execute on a solution.
If you’ve noticed you’re tired more often than not despite a healthy diet, and a regular sleep schedule, schedule an appointment with us today. There’s a root cause somewhere, and we’re going to find it.
Schedule an appointment for a functional medicine consult with LifeScape Premier today.
For more information and resources please visit (and be sure to schedule an appointment with us):
- Under active Thyroid (Hypothyroidism) Overview: https://www.endocrineweb.com/conditions/thyroid/hypothyroidism-too-little-thyroid-hormone