Tag: excessive tiredness

Coping With Cancer Treatment

A recent report (Cancer, July 1) suggests that overall U.S. cancer death rates are decreasing, although progress in reducing mortality has not occurred for all cancers. Where improvement has occurred, it is likely due to improved methods of detecting and treating cancer. When it comes to the latter, radiation therapy,

New Study Ties Statins to Excessive Tiredness

New Study Ties Statins to Excessive Tiredness

Could your excessive tiredness be caused by your cholesterol medication? A new study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health links cholesterol-lowering drugs like simvastatin (Zocor) and pravastatin (Pravachol)…

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

Low Energy Causes May Be Rooted in These 3 Nutritional Deficiencies

It’s not surprising that nutrient deficiencies are low energy causes, given that your body’s trillions of cells rely on vitamins and minerals to generate energy. What is surprising is that few doctors recognize the fact that fatigue and lacking energy is often an early symptom of multiple vitamin and mineral

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Burnout

Avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver Burnout

About 15 million Americans serve as an Alzheimer’s caregiver, an emotionally and physically exhausting job that can also be a strain on finances. Caregivers often lose time for themselves and may find they can’t participate…

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

The Role of Inflammation in Fatigue

As a doctor, I hear this question a lot. When a patient asks me, “Why am I tired all the time?” I think of inflammation. It may surprise you, as it does many of my patients, that you could have a problem with inflammation and not even…

Beta Blocker Side Effects: Small Price to Pay for Heart Failure Help

Beta Blocker Side Effects: Small Price to Pay for Heart Failure Help

Physicians have been prescribing beta blockers for decades. Discovered by Scottish pharmacologist Dr. James Black, who earned a 1988 Nobel Prize for his work, beta blockers revolutionized the treatment of angina (chest pain). Today, the drug is used successfully for far more problems, including other cardiac abnormalities, high blood pressure,

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