Family Practitioner Questions Fatigue

I am suffering from extreme fatigue and tiredness. Can I consume health supplements?

I am a 35 year old man and I am off late suffering from extreme fatigue and tiredness throughout the day. I generally feel very drained out and don’t even feel like doing any work. Can I consume natural health supplements to get over this tiredness and fatigue?

8 Answers

The causes for fatigue and tiredness are very wide. I would consider seeing a provider asap. Possibly anemic?
I would recommend seeing your physician. Fatigue can be a symptom of many different things, from stress to serious illness, and you may do more harm than good by trying to self-treat with supplements or herbals.
Generally speaking, health supplements are safe to consume, but there's not a lot of evidence to support their use as a treatment for any medical condition. Simple "trouble shooting" for fatigue involves making sure you are getting good sleep, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. In addition, I would recommend a you visit a good primary care doctor to determine what may be causing your symptoms. Fatigue can be a sign of anything from diabetes to depression to sleep apnea. You need a good doctor to guide you through this diagnostic process. In the meantime, I would try regular exercise, a healthy diet, and above all, good sleep!
You can consume heath supplements; however, I would recommend basic blood work to try to pinpoint where you may be deficient. You could consume all the vitamin B12 in the world, but if you’re anemic, iron deficient, low in vitamin D, thyroid is off, etc., it won’t do you any good and you’ll essentially have expensive urine.
labs needed.
I would recommend you have a full medical evaluation before starting supplements because the supplements could make you feel better and mask an underlying medical reason for your tiredness.

Many diseases can cause tiredness. Diseases that may cause tiredness include anemia (low hemoglobin), thyroid problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, Vitamin D deficiency, fibromyalgia, different arthritic diseases, low testosterone, and cancer. It would be important to treat these medical problems before taking unnecessary supplements.
Need investigation and physical complete examination to find the cause of the fatigue. Any health food may not help unless the cause is treated.
I would make an appointment with your primary physician to rule out a reason for your tiredness at this young age before you spend a lot of money on supplements that may be unnecessary