Why Do I Have Palpitation and Shortness of Breath?

Question by Eman: Why do i have palpitation and shortness of breath?
Im 13 and average weight. I im always really tired when i get home from school and i always have to have a nap. Im also always really tired during school and when i wake up and i dont feel refreshed when i wake up from sleeping. When i run, i get really out of breath, i dont know if im just unfit or not. I have palpitation at random time but i have it like every week more then once.

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Answer by Susan Yarrawonga
Perhaps your fatigue problem is due to anxiety and stress.

One of the most common fatigue causes is anxiety, which is known to effect 40 million U.S. adults each year. Anxiety is a state of fear of real or imagined danger, which is manifested as increased heart rate, trembling, panic, weakness, extreme fatigue and stomach or intestinal discomfort. Disorders of this nature make up the largest mental illness diagnosis in the U.S.

In women of reproductive age, anemia is fairly common. It can be the result of heavy menstrual periods or having a baby. Anemia is one of the more common fatigue causes in women. When you don’t have enough iron in your body, your hemoglobin isn’t strong enough to carry the necessary amounts of oxygen to your body. Consume more iron-rich foods. As iron supplements can be potentially dangerous, they should be consumed with caution, or preferably in consultation with a suitable natural health practitioner.

Your thyroid may be the cause of your fatigue. If you have hypothyroidism, this means that you have a slow metabolism, and this could be preventing you from getting the energy your body needs from the foods you eat. This can leave you feeling sluggish and even a little depressed.

There are also many lifestyle problems that can increase your chances of feeling fatigued, including inactivity, heavy alcohol consumption, excessive physical activity, lack of sleep, antihistamines, stress and unhealthy eating habits. For most of these, identifying and solving the problem is usually the best course of action.

Depression can also be a fatigue cause, as a poor mental and emotional state can translate to physical lethargy.

You may have a urinary tract infection and not even know it. Often, the only symptom can be fatigue.

Too much caffeine can actually be making you feel constantly tired. If you think that this might be the cause of your fatigue, try to do without it for a while and see how you feel.

Food allergies can also be behind your fatigue. Since even a slight intolerance can be at the root of what’s making you tired, you should start eliminating foods from your diet to see how you feel. Slowly reintroduce the food after a time and see if it affects you.

Another common fatigue cause, especially in today’s toxic world, is the accumulation of too much toxins in one’s body. An improved diet, regular exercise, as well as suitable detoxification protocols would help a great deal.

As you can see, there are many different possible causes of your fatigue. If your fatigue has gone on for a long time, you should consider getting a check up, as you may have a more serious problem, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or other problems such as kidney failure or sleep apnea.

Only by addressing your underlying fatigue causes, can true and total curing of your condition be effected.

You can see further information in a web search for “common fatigue causes”.

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