8. You may be depressed
Fatigue is a common side effect of depression, along with other well-known symptoms such as lack of appetite, weight gain or loss, anxiety and lack of interest in sex. If you are concerned that you may be experiencing depression, speak with your healthcare provider. You may also want to try incorporating mood-boosting foods into your diet.
9. It could signal the onset of diabetes
Diabetes is reaching epidemic levels in Canada, and according to the Canadian Diabetes Association. And extreme fatigue or lack of energy are symptoms of the condition. However, many people who develop type 2 diabetes will show no symptoms. The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends everyone over the age of 40 have their blood sugar levels tested at least every three years as a precautionary measure.
10. You’ve started a new medication
Fatigue is one of the most common side effects of pharmaceutical medications. Often times, anti-hypertensives, narcotics, anxiolytics and antidepressants are the most common culprits. When you first begin a new medication, give your body some time to adjust. However, if drowsiness persists for several weeks and begins to interfere with your daily life, it’s time to see a doctor.