What Causes Fatigue?

When life gets busy, especially around this time of year, it is no wonder we all feel tired. However, sometimes that fatigue we are feeling can be due to an underlying medical condition.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Fountain City wants to help you understand why you might be feeling more tired than usual lately.

What Is Fatigue?

Fatigue describes when a person feels tired, has reduced energy, feels physically or mentally exhausted, or lacks motivation.

There isn’t one single thing that can cause fatigue, which is why it is important to seek medical attention if your fatigue lasts for days or weeks with no understandable reason.

Causes of Fatigue

  • Anemia
  • Common cold
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Iron deficiency
  • Kidney disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Pregnancy
  • Sleep apnea

When Should You See a Doctor for Fatigue?

So, how do you know when it is time to stop by our urgent care center for an evaluation? If you feel you need to see a doctor, always seek medical attention. It is better to be safe than sorry.

However, a good rule of thumb is to seek medical attention if your fatigue won’t go away or if it seems excessive.

Treatment of Fatigue

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Talk with a doctor about iron supplements or vitamins.
  • Get plenty of quality sleep.

Are you feeling more tired than usual but don’t know why? Visit AFC Urgent Care Fountain City today for a medical evaluation.