Ask an expert

31 Jan 2003

I just want to know what can be possible causes/reasons for feeling tired all of the time? I feel tired/sleepy (some days more than others) from the moment I get up in the morning untill I go to bed at night. (I do sleep the neccessary 8 hours a night). This has been going on for quite some time now. My father and brother are diabetics (my grandmother was as well) but when I tested my glucose levels (at a pharmacy) it was normal (4.9), so I have basically ruled that out. What else can be causing this?
Answer 325 views

01 Jan 0001

Sleepy, the most common causes are anaemia, thyroid problems, diabetes and of course to little good quality sleep. The best would be to see your doctor and have him do a good examination and some blood test to make sure that nothing serious is the matter. If everything turns out OK, you will have to look at making some lifestyle changes. Good luck and let me know if you have more questions.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9326 votes
67% - 18781 votes