Although anyone can suffer from fatigue, women have to face more fatigue than men. Nowadays it becomes difficult for most women to find time for themselves. In such a situation, she is not able to follow the right habits, routine and diet. Because of this, women may face nutritional deficiencies and start feeling tired. Apart from this, there are many other reasons which can cause fatigue, like thyroid and Vitamin D deficiency etc. In such a situation, fatigue should not be ignored.In this article you will learn in detail about the causes and treatment of fatigue in women -

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  1. Causes Of Fatigue In Women
  2. Treatment Of Fatigue In Women
  3. Summary
Doctors for From Burnout to Balance: Strategies for Combating Fatigue in Women

Many women feel tired again and again. Women may feel tired due to some medical condition or lifestyle. The reasons for fatigue in women can be the following -

Thyroid Problem

If a woman has thyroid, she may feel more tired. Let us tell you that thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland, which produces hormones. When the thyroid gland does not function properly, hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism can occur. Because of these, women may feel severe fatigue and weakness.

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Heart Disease

Heart diseases can also cause fatigue in women. If someone has any heart disease, he may feel tired frequently. Actually, in case of heart disease, the heart is not able to pump blood properly. Because of this the body does not get enough blood. In such a situation, you may feel tired even after doing a little work.

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Vitamin D Deficiency

Nowadays, Vitamin D deficiency is found in most people. Especially, the level of Vitamin D is low in women. Due to deficiency of Vitamin D in the body, one may feel tired. Let us tell you that the digestive system of some people is not able to absorb Vitamin D well. In such a situation, the body is not able to use Vitamin D properly. Due to this the bones start becoming weak. When bones and muscles become weak, symptoms of chronic fatigue may be felt. Some studies have proved that vitamin D deficiency can cause chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency can cause anemia in the body. Anemia is a common problem in women. Due to anemia, women often start feeling tired and weak. Let us tell you that in case of anemia, red blood cells are not produced in the body. Due to this, the level of hemoglobin decreases and the blood is not able to carry enough oxygen in the body. In such circumstances, women may feel more tired.

Sleep Apnea

Although men have to face sleep apnea more, some women can also show symptoms of sleep apnea. When a person has sleep apnea, his breathing stops repeatedly at night. Due to this, the person may snore loudly and sleep may be affected. People with sleep apnea have to struggle with lack of sleep. When sleep is not complete, a person may feel tired the next day.

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Lack of Sleep

If a woman is not getting enough sleep daily, she may have to face severe fatigue. Many women take only 5 to 6 hours of sleep. If you do not get enough sleep, you may feel tired even after doing a little work.

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It is common for women to suffer from stress and anxiety. Women who live under stress are 4 times more likely to suffer from fatigue than other women. Women living under stress may also have to face weakness.

If there is occasional fatigue, it can be normal. At the same time, if you feel tired often, then in this situation you should definitely contact the doctor. Only after knowing the cause of fatigue, doctors can treat it -

  • If fatigue is caused by thyroid, the doctor may prescribe antithyroid medicine. With this, an attempt is made to keep thyroid hormones in balance.
  • If there is heart disease, its treatment is necessary. To treat fatigue, medicines can be given to control blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
  • If someone in the family has heart disease, then definitely get your heart checked.
  • To remove fatigue, it is also important to take complete sleep. For this, 7 to 8 hours of sleep can be taken.
  • Iron supplements can also relieve fatigue, because it produces red blood cells and provides adequate oxygen to the body.
  • If you are troubled by obesity, try to reduce your weight.
  • Treatment of sleep apnea is also important. Airway pressure equipment can be used for this. This will maintain the flow of air in the airways.
  • If you feel tired due to stress and anxiety, then antidepressant medicine can be taken.
  • Apart from all this, I also do yoga, meditation and exercise, but avoid doing heavy exercise.
  • Take a healthy diet, which should include protein, healthy fats and carbs.

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Conditions like stress, lack of sleep, thyroid, heart disease etc. can cause fatigue in women. These conditions can cause moderate to severe fatigue in women. Fatigue can affect the daily life of women. Therefore, if a woman is feeling tired for a long time, she should definitely contact a doctor. The treatment of fatigue depends on its cause.

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