4 Shocking Reasons You’re Tired

Feeling tired and worn down? The Doctors reveal the top four reasons you may feel fatigued -- and none of them are lack of sleep!

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Urinary tract infection: UTIs are the second most common bodily infection and while symptoms range from urgency to pelvic pain, they sometimes can just cause fatigue. OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson explains UTIs and ways to prevent them.

Low testosterone: The male fertility hormone plays an important role in energy levels, memory, mood and muscle mass vs. fat mass. Find out how to tell if you’re running low on testosterone and how to maintain a healthy level. | Learn how to perform a testicular self-exam.

Phlegm buildup: Phlegm is meant to line the throat; however, it can accumulate and block the passage of oxygen from the nose to the lungs while sleeping. Ear, nose and throat specialist Dr. Andrew Ordon explains why this happens and how to prevent it.

Dehydration: Studies show that even mild dehydration can alter a person’s mood, energy levels and mental functions. Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears demonstrates what happens to your body when it’s dehydrated.

Chin Up!
Seleina, 57, says she’s hated the loose skin around her chin for years, and it’s grown progressively worse. She says looking at herself in the mirror makes her unhappy, and often pulls her loose skin back to simulate a face-lift. Though she’d consulted several doctors over the years about getting a face-lift, she was hesitant about going under the knife.

Teething Tips

When babies start to teethe, they can become extremely fussy due to the pain. Dr. Sears shares tips for soothing a teething baby.

Finally, Seleina found a viable solution when she discovered Lazerlift, a laser procedure that doesn’t require anesthesia, fillers or sutures. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Roger Bassin performed the procedure on Seleina and explains how it works.

“It’s a knifeless face-lift procedure,” Dr. Bassin says. “The patient is awake and doesn’t have to have someone else drive them home. No sutures, no scarring. With the laser energy, we get the heat in there, which causes a tightening effect.”

Puncture Wounds
Nail guns are responsible for an estimated 37,000 emergency room visits each year. The Doctors explain what to do should you ever suffer a puncture wound like a nail in the foot.

E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork says never to remove an impaled object unless it’s obstructing the airway, as the foreign object could have hit a major artery. Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

If you step on a nail, but it isn’t stuck in the foot, allow the wound to bleed freely for five minutes to clean itself out, then apply direct pressure to the wound. Clean with cool water and soap for about five minutes, then dress and consult your doctor about whether or not you require a tetanus shot.

• Hematomas, or broken blood vessels under the finger or toenails, can be painful and unsightly. Learn about treatments for hematomas. Note: Do not try these treatments at home and be sure to consult your physician before moving forward with any type of procedure.

Out of Sight

More than 36 million Americans wear contact lenses, but if not worn correctly they may cause more harm than good. Micah has been wearing contacts for years and recently developed an unexpected problem – because of his high prescription, Micah would sleep in his contacts in case an emergency should arise in the middle of the night; however, wearing the contacts caused his eyes to dry out and his corneas to thin.

Ophtalmologist Dr. Kerry Assil explains that since Micah’s prescription is beyond the limits of Lasik, he is a candidate for Verisyse, a procedure that adds a third lens to the eye as a permanent solution.

This procedure is good for people who think of themselves as wearing coke bottle glasses,” Dr. Assil says.

Learn more about Verisyse. Could it work for you?

“It’s amazing, it’s life-changing,” Micah reports.

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