When you go to the doctor it is most likely because you are experiencing symptoms and are looking for answers. How many times have you left the doctor’s office feeling like they haven’t given you the answer or given the right one? There are some commonly overlooked issues that doctors may not diagnose right away.
Chronic fatigue is a tricky symptom. Everyone has such busy lives that it is hard to tell if you are just doing too much or if there is an underlying cause. Some reasons that you could have chronic fatigue are depression, vitamin D deficiency, diabetes, hypothyroidism, and sleep apnea to name a few. Sleep apnea can be extremely dangerous if not diagnosed as it increases the risk of stroke and hypertension. If you follow good sleep habits and diet and are still tired, get checked out or do a sleep study.
As women get older, perimenopause and menopause kick in and bring hot flashes, night sweats, and decreased s*x drive. Many women don’t see a doctor because they think these are symptoms they have to deal with, but early treatment is much better for your health.
If you find yourself tired, achy, or sensitive to cold you could have an issue with your thyroid. Elevated cholesterol, trouble with weight loss, and constipation are signs also.
Chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, and widespread pain can mean fibromyalgia. There is no blood test so make sure you tell your doctor all of the symptoms you are experiencing to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Even if you have good blood sugar levels, you may still be at risk for diabetes. Many with prediabetes don’t know they have it. Doctors suggest getting a test for insulin levels as well so it can be managed effectively.