As previously reported by scientists after extensive research, constant fatigue and drowsiness pensioners may indicate serious violations in the body.
Physician Victor Lichine notes that frequent drowsiness may indicate a number of diseases in almost all body systems, not just pensioners. You need to pay attention to the frequency of yawning, said the doctor. Frequent yawning (more than 20-25 times a day) not always occurs because of boredom or natural processes. It can be a symptom of heart disease and even cancer. If you notice that you yawn often, be sure to consult a specialist.
In the elderly, daytime sleepiness is often associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The researchers interviewed about 11,000 people older than 65 years on the subject of chronic fatigue and sleepiness. 24% of respondents spoke about the severe sleepiness, 41% of them were drowsy on a regular basis.
Examining medical records of retirees, the experts found that the risk of developing diabetes or high blood pressure was 2.3 times higher in those who felt sleepy constantly. They also were two times more likely to develop cancer.
— If we are talking about a one-time fatigue and sleepiness, when they last a maximum of 2-3 days, then do not worry. It is likely the consequences of lack of sleep, stress and just the fatigue. But if the pensioner complains of deterioration during the week and more, it is a chance to ask the therapist — recommended Lichine.