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Not feeling well

Dr. R.Kumar

When you’re feeling unwell, both your personal and professional life can suffer. You may be too tired to spend time with family or friends, you may be less productive at work, or you may simply not enjoy your life as much as you once did. The reason for your malaise could be emotional, mental or physical, and finding the cause is often challenging.  Signs that you might be depressed are unexplained pain, sleep problems, irritability, and lack of interest in activities that you used to enjoy. It is often the feeling of not being well and the panic reaction of the patient and his kin that brings the person to the doctor/hospital than the actual ailment that may be serious enough to call for investigations or interventions. What may be the cause?


  1. Inadequate sleep

Sleeping for too long or too short, both may be harmful. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a (wo)man healthy, wealthy and wise” isn’t just a cute rhyme. You really do need to get up and take some time for yourself to de-stress before heading out for the day. A 2008 Harvard study showed that morning people better anticipate problems than night owls and are more proactive, which is linked to better job (and life) performance and success. Stop watching TV, Computer, mobile screens 2 hours before sleep.

  1. Complaining companions

Nagging wife, complaining coworkers and whining pals can actually make you tired. “People you allow into your life not only have the power to affect you emotionally, but can also take a toll on you physically.” “If people that are cynical and tend to complain surround you, they can be draining your energy.”


Most people don’t drink enough water and are dehydrated. Any physical exertion or viral       ailment further causes drain on your water reserves and gives a feeling of being unwell. Warm water or room temperature water is desirable and not cold water


Think of magnesium “as the relaxation mineral,” explains an expert. It helps improves how effective your sleep is, how long it takes you to fall asleep.  To make sure you’re getting a healthy dose, , Nutrition Director at the Good Housekeeping Institute, suggests foods like banana,nuts, seeds, beans, avocados, and leafy greens.

  1. not happy with YOUR JOB.

Waking up day in and day out for work already can take a toll, but that’s exacerbated when you hate what you do or are surrounded by challenging coworkers. If you’re always feeling sluggish, it may be that you need a change of office scenery. Multiple studies have shown that people who hate their jobs have trouble falling asleep or sleeping deeply, mostly because of stress.

  1. SKIPPING regular exercise.

If you’re in a slump, you may want to get moving. Regular physical activity can “reduce your risk of depression and may help you sleep better,” according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. It doesn’t take much: Just 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week can make you 65% less tired during the day!

  1. avoiding sunshine

“When people are exposed to sunlight or very bright artificial light in the morning, their nocturnal melatonin production occurs sooner, and they enter into sleep more easily at night.” And while too much unprotected exposure can increase your risk of skin cancer, you should definitely aim to get an hour or two of sunlight each day. Sunshine also offers a free dose of Vitamin D, which helps fight against several diseases of bones, muscles, nerves and low immunity. Most people are deficient in Vitamin D.

  1. STRESS; great bugbear

Everyone knows that anxiety isn’t good — especially because it causes ulcers, gray hair, and exhaustion. Stress is also the top cause of insomnia. The lack of sleep leaves you more irritable and anxious, making problems loom larger and it more difficult to sleep the next night. So take some time for you to de-stress, and try to put problems in perspective.

  1. AUTO-IMMUNE DISORDERs; why you?

Yes, they are known to cause fatigue and tiredness. Women are three times more likely than men to suffer from one. There may be a much deeper health issue that you’re not paying attention to. It is believed hatred, anger, hostility, ego, stress contribute to autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

  1. cluttered home/office

If it’s a mess of clothes, shoes, and piles of papers in your house.  Your bedroom should be clean, comfortable, and conducive to rest. So, burn some scented candles, use some dim lights, tidy up, and create your own calming sanctuary.

  1. PROCESSED FOOD vs natural foods

We’re talking about high-carb foods like burgers and fries, white rice, pasta, and bread, which usually cause a not-so-fun energy crash. Instead, you should load up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein, “which can boost energy by giving you the vitamins and minerals — not to mention antioxidants”.


Most people complain about being too tired to have sex? Intimacy can help you get a better night’s rest. This is because an orgasm releases prolactin, which is naturally higher when you sleep.  Highly active sex can actually make you feel more energized.

  1. Miscellaneous

Certain factors that are of great importance in wellness are: Plenty of water, family life and social life, sunlight, Vegetables and fruits and nuts, being day long fidgety and not lazy, early light dinner and good breakfast, 7-8 hours of sleep, avoidance of toxic, packaged, fried and junk foods, shun white poisons (salt, sugar, Maida, ice-cream, bakery) and reduce tea intake, don’t overeat. Obesity is your enemy number one.


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