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24 Apr 2003

Fatigue
I suffer from constant fatigue for which I dont know the cause. I've tried going to bed early but that doesn't help as well. I've also taken energy supplements but I end up feeling even worse. What do you think could be the cause of this problem?
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Schnapps, the problem is that any serious disease can cause extreme tiredness. The most common causes are thyroid problems, anaemia, diabetes and of course, not sleeping enough. When examining someone with fatigue these days, it is recommended that a whole battery of blood tests be done in conjunction with a good clinical examination. These tests include a full blood count, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, ALT, total protein, albumin, alkaline phosphatase, calcium, phosphate, glucose, blood urea nitrogen, electrolytes, thyroid stimulating hormone and a urinalysis.
If all these tests come up negative the best would be to see a specialist physician to take it further. Good luck.
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