Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
197 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

My question is about being tired during the day. I

Answered by
Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 6005 Questions

Posted on Sat, 30 Mar 2019 in General Health
Question: My question is about being tired during the day. I can summon the energy to walk 3 miles 5 days a week, lift weights at the YMCA 3 days a week and play tennis one day a week but these things require much more resolution than just 5 years ago. I suspect that I might be borderline diabetic but my GP keeps saying the test results for blood sugar do not support that theory. I am 5'10 and weigh 200 lbs which is too much. I have begun to try and limit both sugar and salt intake and drink more water. I currently take telmisartan 80mg which I think is excessive but the doctor does not agree. What do you guys think?
Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Check for anemia or hypothyroudism

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I think you should firstly do a complete blood count which will show if you possibly suffer from iron deficiency anemia which may be the main cause of it.
If it results to be normal I would you to check thyroid hormone levels because Hypothyroidism can cause the tiredness.
Is good idea of keeping a low calories diet and exercise to lose weight and this will also give you more energy.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on