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The Oft Overlooked Causes of Extreme Tiredness Noticed in Men

Kulbhushaan Raghuvanshi May 10, 2019
Working long hours is probably the most common cause of extreme tiredness in men, but sometimes men suffer from extreme tiredness without doing any physical activity. Let's understand the reason behind this tiredness.
Almost every man in this world suffers from tiredness at some or the other point. The body and mind get tired when the body performs mental and physical activity. While it is natural to feel tired after a long day's work, feeling tired constantly is certainly not healthy and can be a symptom of an underlying cause which can get serious in the near future.

Causes of Extreme Tiredness

People normally feel tired and exhausted after a long day's work and this tiredness normally goes away after the body gets a peaceful 7 to 8 hours sleep. However, some people suffer from tiredness or fatigue on a constant basis. This is quite frustrating for people as the situation keeps on getting worse even they are having adequate rest and sleep.
Recent medical studies have determined many underlying health conditions are responsible for excessive tiredness in men. Let's have a look at some of those causes.

Low Testosterone Levels

Testosterone is a very important androgenic hormone produced in the body which enhances the male sexual characteristics. Low testosterone levels are commonly observed in middle aged men which makes them more sleepy and lazy.
Apart from the growing age, there are various factors which contribute to the decreasing levels of testosterone - unhealthy eating habits, lack of exercise, and eating fattening foods. Even staying awake late at nights can cause low testosterone levels.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Though Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS first originated in the early 80's, medical professionals didn't take it seriously and brushed it off as a psychological condition. However, medical science has undergone a lot of development since then and today Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is regarded as a physical ailment.
As doctors still don't have an effective treatment for CFS, they recommend patients to follow a rich and nutritious diet and also increase their water intake. Various exercise forms such as Yoga and Tai-Chi are also considered very helpful. Doctors also prescribe drugs which act like energy boosters for the body.


An important cause for extreme tiredness, depression is basically a psychological illness which occurs when the mind is unhappy and filled with negative emotions like anger, jealousy, stress, loneliness, and futility.
In addition to these negative feelings, depression is also responsible for slowing the normal activities of brain, causing sleep issues, body weight fluctuation, and body spasms. The best way to deal with this situation is to consult a therapist and work effectively towards treating the problems.


The red blood cells (RBC) in the body perform a very important function of carrying oxygen to the different areas of the body. When an individual suffers from anemia, the body sees a sudden drop in the number of red blood cells causing immense blood loss, abnormal multiplication of red blood cells or elimination of red blood cells.
Many leading cardiologists say that extreme tiredness is one of the most prevalent symptoms of anemia. As there is lack of oxygen in the blood, the brain will become much more slow and face difficulties in controlling various actions of the body.

Cancer Associated Fatigue

People who are in the early stages of cancer feel tired and weak for the major part of the day. It is said that the degree of tiredness usually depends on the type of cancer and how far it has reached in the body. Leading doctors say that tiredness is common even after radiation and chemotherapy sessions.
Other than the above mentioned disorders, there are various miscellaneous causes such as lack of proper rest, too much stress, no exercise, bad temper, dehydration and high physical exertion. The problem of constant tiredness can be solved with a healthy lifestyle.
There are no medical tests to measure extreme tiredness in men, so it is very essential to consult the doctor if extreme tiredness is becoming a daily thing.