Daytime Fatigue May Indicate Heart Disease

by Jodee on February 28, 2009

If you find it hard to stay awake during the day, you may want to schedule an appointment to see your doctor. A French study of elderly people has found that otherwise healthy older people who were sleepy during the day had a 49 percent better chance of dying from cardiovascular problems, including heart failure and myocardial infarction.

Researchers have not yet determined whether feeling tired during the day is a symptom of heart disease or whether having heart disease makes people feel sleepy. Feeling tired during the day can be caused by a number of health problems, and it’s worth getting checked out by a doctor anyway.

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