Why are you tired all the time even if you slept well?

Do you feel on the floors? You are not even in the equator of your day and you already feel that you could go to bed as if you had been beaten up? The first thing you have to do is discover what is behind this extreme tiredness, since it is not normal. It's a good idea to go to a specialist if you notice that your mood is low and that you cannot face every day, although perhaps there is something behind in what you had not thought.

According The Royal College of Psychiatrists, one in five people feels unusually tired at some point in his life and one in ten suffers prolonged fatigue, sometimes without an obvious reason. Although new research is throwing surprising data and could bring some light in the matter: like so many other things in our life and health, diet plays an extremely important role, reports 'BBC'.

Lack of iron

It is the most common nutritional deficiency in the world, because according to the World Health Organization, more than 30% of the world's population has anemia. If we inquire a little more, the National Diet and Nutrition Survey He revealed in his latest studies that 48% of girls aged 11 to 18 have a low iron intake, as do 27% of women aged 19 to 64. What effect does this have on energy levels? Could you suffer it?

Do you sleep on the bus or at a family meal? Maybe we are already investigating a little. The fatigue symptoms They range from problems to concentrate to severe fatigue that does not improve with rest and whose symptoms get worse, in addition, after any physical activityYou may also have trouble sleeping or get dizzy. And all this has to do with iron because it is essential for our body, since it participates in many metabolic processes and especially in the hemoglobin formation.

Increasing iron intake may help against fatigue, even if you don't have anemia, but it is important to see a doctor first

The problem is that the symptoms of tiredness or weakness We do not usually pay much attention, so we do not go to the doctor. Generally these problems usually occur more in women, since the main cause of iron deficiency or anemia is the loss of blood, which they suffer with menstruation. A study conducted in 2012 found that a sample of women who had fatigue without apparent cause (and had not been diagnosed with anemia) improved considerably when given an iron supplement.

Experts therefore believe that increasing iron consumption could give more energy if the reserves are low, even when there is no anemia. It is estimated that non-anemic iron deficiency affects approximately three times more people than iron deficiency anemia. The 'British Medical Journal' has recently specified that it could be a poorly recognized cause of fatigue, especially in women in age to procreate.

Lack of vitamin D, vitamin B12, zinc or vitamin A can also cause these characteristic symptoms of fatigue

Does that mean you have to take iron supplements if you feel tired? Not necessarily. It is important that you consult a doctor before if you feel tired and request a diagnosis, since iron "overdose" is possible. In addition, there are other deficiencies that could also cause that boredom that you notice, such as the lack of vitamin D, vitamin B12, zinc or vitamin A.