Reasons you are tired all the time

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Often, we all tend to blame our too-busy lifestyle for being tired and most of the times we are right about it. But if you are tired all the time even after having enough rest and comfortable work routine you are constantly depending on caffeine to keep you active, you need to find out the reasons behind your tiredness.

If your tiredness is persisting for some time you may have to get yourself tested for anemia (iron deficiency), thyroid problems, heart disease and much more. Even deficiency of vitamin D, allergies or any other medications could be the reasons of your tiredness.

Anemia

This condition is due to a lack of red blood cells, which result in bringing oxygen from the lungs to the tissues and cells. Shortage of oxygen supply in the body causes frequent or unexplained dizziness, headache and tiredness all the time. Anemia can be caused by vitamin or iron deficiency, internal bleeding, blood loss, or a chronic disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, kidney failure, or cancer. Pregnant women are more susceptible to iron-deficiency anemia.

Other symptoms of anemia include brittle nails, pale skin and even after having enough sleep you will feel the need of a constant nap during day time. One should avoid too much intake of caffeine because it can lead to iron deficiency. Iron is an essential to your body to produce hemoglobin which is a part of red blood cells and helps in carrying oxygen in the body.

Vitamin D deficiency

Deficiency of vitamin D is also of the most common reasons of your tiredness. Vitamin D keeps a count of calcium in the body and helps it to keep the bones strong. It plays a crucial role in healthy muscle movement, the nervous system relies on it and it also improves the functionality of the immune system as well as helps in reducing inflammation. So, when your body experiences a lack of vitamin D the bones become softer and lose their strength, rendering you to feel tired all the time.

There are few naturally available sources of vitamin D, including sunlight, fish liver oils, some fish, and egg yolks.

Overweight

Being overweight is also an important reason and at times a pre-condition for something more serious lifestyle related to health disorder that drains your energy. Overweight may often result in insulin resistance condition, which can lead to pre-diabetes and other serious health issues.

During the process of digestion, food is converted to the forms of sugars such as glucose and sopped up in the blood. As the sugar in the bloodstream increases, the pancreas releases insulin (hormone) to remove sugar from the bloodstream so that it can be used for energy.

Obesity may result in insulin resistance, which means the body cells have reduced its ability to respond to the action of the insulin (hormone). With time people with insulin resistance can high sugars or diabetes.

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Is uterine cancer curable?

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Once you’re diagnosed with uterine cancer, you have to approach the health care provider for an effective cancer treatment. Surgery is the most important treatment for uterine cancer, although there are different methods to treat this cancer that depend on the personal circumstances.

Your doctor will recommend you the treatment based on a variety of factors, including the tumor type, the tumor’s grade and stage, and other related medical issues.

Uterine cancer treatment

Usually, uterus cancer is treated by one or a combination of different treatments, such as radiation therapy, surgery, hormone therapy, and chemotherapy. In most of the cases, combinations of treatments are recommended. Treatment options and recommendations depend on various factors, such as the type and stage of cancer, risks as well as side effects, and the overall health of a woman.

Surgery

This process is the removal of the tumor and the surrounding healthy tissue during an operation. It is the first treatment used for uterus cancer.

Common surgeries for uterine cancer include:

  • Hysterectomy. In the process, the doctor removes the uterus and cervix or radical hysterectomy the removal of the uterus, cervix, the upper part of the vagina, and surrounding tissues take place. For patients who have gone through menopause, the doctor will perform a bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy that means the removal of both fallopian tubes and ovaries. To perform hysterectomy the surgeon will either use a traditional surgery with 1 large incision or laparoscopy, which uses several smaller incisions.
  • Lymph node dissection. During the process of hysterectomy, the surgeon may also remove lymph nodes surrounding the tumor to check whether cancer has spread beyond the uterus.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy. In some cases, a sentinel lymph node biopsy is performed. This biopsy helps the doctor to determine whether cancer has spread to the lymph nodes.

Radiation therapy

In this therapy, the doctor uses high-energy x-rays or other particles to destroy cancer cells. A radiation therapy schedule usually has a specific number of treatments given over a set period of time. The most common radiation therapy is called external-beam radiation therapy, which is given from a machine outside the body.

The type of radiation therapy for endometrial cancer may include radiation therapy directed towards the whole pelvis or applied only to the vaginal cavity often called intravaginal radiotherapy (IVRT) or vaginal brachytherapy.

Chemotherapy

In this therapy, the surgeon use drugs to destroy cancer cells, usually by inhibiting the cancer cells to grow and divide. Systemic chemotherapy gets into the bloodstream to attack cancer cells throughout the body. The most common ways chemotherapy include an intravenous (IV) tube inserted into a vein using a needle or in a pill or capsule that is taken orally.

Hormone therapy

This therapy is used to curb the growth of specific types of uterine cancer cells that have receptors to the hormones to them. Hormone therapy for uterine cancer consists of a high dose of the sex hormone progesterone, given in the form of pills. Other hormone therapies include the aromatase inhibitors (AIs) that are used the breast cancer in women, such as exemestane (Aromasin), Letrozole (Femara), and anastrozole (Arimidex).

Side effects of hormone therapy in some patients’ fluid retention increase in appetite, insomnia, muscle aches and weight gain.

Types of treatment depending on the stage

Stage I

  • Surgery alone
  • Surgery along with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy with a progesterone-type drug
  • Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

Stage II

  • Surgery with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy

Stage III

  • Surgery with chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy

Stage IV

  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy