Another medical cause of fatigue is a condition called hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is fairly common (7), and in most cases does not have any serious consequences or effects. This condition develops when a gland in your neck called the Thyroid gland does not produce as many thyroid hormones as it should, and is therefore considered to be “underactive”. This condition can lead to the development of symptoms such as:
- Weight gain
- Feeling cold
If you think you may have hypothyroidism, you can ask your doctor to take a blood test to check the amount of hormones that your thyroid gland produces.
Hypothyroidism is easily treatable, and is treated by replacing the hormones via tablets. If you get the appropriate treatment for this condition, it should resolve the tiredness and other symptoms you may be having.
If you have any concerns about your health, or suspect that you may have either of these medical conditions, the best thing to do would be to seek advice from a qualified medical doctor.