Tue 1 Jul, 2008 10:33 am
Hi people, for a few days now my body has been feeling tired and heavy and I have no idea why. Would it be advisable for me to go to the doctors?? I have had the symptom of tiredness all my life so I am thinking maybe it is diabetes or something??
by all means, let your doctor give you a once-over...
It could be a number of things; iron deficiency is a minor reason, don't want to list other possibilities. It would be wise to see the doctor. It could be as simple of a fix as a vitamin suppliment. Maybe you'll have a blood draw to get a base line idea.
Definitely see a doctor. If it's nothing major he can tell you what changes to make to fix it. If it is something major then it's better to catch it sooner.
Try some Vitamin B supplements.
230 billion blood cells die every day and need to be replaced. B Vitamins are essential for cell reproduction, so if you're not getting enough, you could be anemic which would explain the tiredness. If you have had it all your life, you could have a genetic mutation that limits the amount of Vitamin B your body can absorb. The way to overcome this is by increasing the amount of B vitamins you ingest.
Are you trying to say I'm unhealthy or something???
Well, our poster may not eat enough of the right foods for sufficient vitamins
(B12 is a question to look into, depending on your diet; most in the US get enough but it is possible to not.)
Please see your doctor.
Osso, don't vegetarians often suffer from B12 deficiency (available mostly in animal products)?
My doctor considers the B vitamin "solution" to be false or overplayed. I forgot why.
take a nap and lose some weight....
A friend sent me this report. I immediately thought of Setanta and Bi-Polar Bear:
"I recently turned 69 and had to choose a new primary care physician for my Medicare program.
After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing 'fairly well' for my age.
A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him 'Do you think I will live to be 70?'
He asked: Do you smoke tobacco or drink alcoholic beverages?'
'Oh no,' I replied. 'I don't do drugs, either.'
'Do you have many friends and entertain frequently?'
'I said, 'No, I usually stay home and keep to myself'.
'Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?'
I said, 'No, my other doctor said that all red meat is unhealthy!'
'Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?'
'No, I don't,' I said.
'Do you gamble, drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?'
'No,' I said. 'I don't do any of those things.'
He looked at me and said, 'Then why do you give a ****?"
definitely the wise counsel that both Set and myself would readily give....