Tiredness & Fatigue: What blood tests you should look for

We’ve all had one of those days when we could barely keep our eyes open at work and had to chug one cup of coffee after the other in a desperate attempt to self-energize. And while exhaustion is a feeling that is often resolved with a good night’s sleep for most people, some of us may be dealing with it on a daily basis which can be a sign of underlying health conditions. We’ve summarized a list of biomarkers that may help reveal the cause of your constant tiredness.

Iron Profile – symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include tiredness, lack of energy, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and pale skin.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) – can help reveal a wide range of illnesses including anemia & inflammation associated with fatigue.

Testosterone – one of the main symptoms of having low testosterone levels is feeling fatigued all the time. Low testosterone levels can be due to excess weight, blood sugar imbalance, & alcohol abuse among other reasons.

HbA1c – type 2 diabetes & blood sugar imbalances cause tiredness, namely due to the body’s inability to effectively utilize blood sugar to produce energy.

Our modern “everyday hustle” pushes us to think that tiredness & fatigue is just part of how things flow. But feeling tired all the time is not normal, it’s your body asking you to slow down & take a look at what’s happening on the inside. So you guessed it, checking on your blood work is the ideal way to start! Valeo’s advanced blood test package includes detailed information on biomarkers related to your energy levels. Your test results along with the help of your Valeo Health Coach would help you recharge your energy battery and keep it on green mode.