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I'm In Good Health — Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

 I'm In Good Health — Why Am I So Tired All the Time?

Exhaustion is a common complaint of many Americans, even those who are healthy and free of chronic disease. If you’re tired of feeling tired and run-down, consider scheduling a diagnostic evaluation for a sleep disorder.

Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep offers comprehensive sleep evaluations and other diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your sleepiness and fatigue.

In addition to sleep disorders, our medical team specializes in lung function tests. Ashok Tyagi, DO, CPE, and Himanshu Chandarana, MD, can customize treatment plans to address lung diseases that contribute to shortness of breath and persistent fatigue.

Reasons why you’re always tired

Chronic tiredness can stem from many factors influencing your lifestyle, diet, and physical, emotional, and mental health.

Common reasons you might always feel tired, sluggish, and worn out include:

Because persistent fatigue and daytime sleepiness can warn of serious medical issues, including heart attacks, you should seek immediate medical attention if you also experience shortness of breath, chest pain, or unexplained changes in your heart rate.

Our team recommends booking a consultation at Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep if you’re otherwise healthy but experience persistent tiredness for four weeks or longer. We offer a range of diagnostic tests in the office to identify the cause so we can formulate a treatment plan.

What to expect from testing

After a comprehensive physical and review of your medical history, our experienced physicians can determine which diagnostic tests you need. These may include:

Sleep testing

Sleep testing involves sensors that monitor your movements and biological functions, like your heart rate and breathing, as you sleep.

With our in-lab sleep studies, you spend a night in our facility while the team monitors your health in real time. You may also be a candidate for an at-home sleep study that allows you to sleep in the comfort of your bed.

Lung tests

Lung tests are available on-site to measure lung function. We offer spirometry to evaluate the amount of air you can move in and out of your lungs and plethysmography to measure how much air you can hold in your lungs.

We may also request X-rays or other diagnostic imaging tests of your lungs to check for infections, masses, and other abnormalities that affect your breathing.

Treatment options for chronic tiredness

Our experienced medical team customizes a care plan to address the specific health challenges you face that contribute to persistent tiredness. Treatment depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.

For instance, if you have a sleep disorder, we may initially recommend lifestyle changes to improve your sleep quality naturally. We can also prescribe medications to help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

If you have chronic lung disease, you may need medications to prevent it from progressing and supplemental oxygen to improve your breathing and energy levels. We also offer smoking cessation programs to help you quit smoking for good.

Call Stat Care Pulmonary and Sleep in St. Petersburg, Florida, to schedule a consultation for excessive tiredness, or book an appointment online today.

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