Asthma is a common condition, but it should still be taken seriously, as it can lead to death in some unfortunate cases. The best line of defense is knowing you have it, then getting the proper treatment from your doctor, which is usually an inhaler to open up the constricted lung passages. It’s also beneficial to recognize specific triggers like tobacco smoke, dust mites, or mold, in order to manage symptoms and keep them from getting worse.
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Health.com says that feeling chronically fatigued is a “byproduct” of asthma, meaning that the other symptoms, such as coughing (which we’ll get to), can tire you out. Also, the source adds you may be experiencing symptoms at night, which could lower your quality of sleep.
“When the airways become narrow, it makes the patient work a little harder to breathe on a more constant basis,” notes the source. You may not think of this as extra physical activity, but it can take its toll. Fatigue can be a sign of many conditions, so it’s best to let your doctor sort it out.