November 24, 2016
Health Tip: Why Arthritis and Fatigue Often Go Together
One reason: pain can make quality sleep elusive
(HealthDay News) -- Fatigue is a popular complaint among people with arthritis, and it can make daily tasks even more challenging.
The Arthritis Foundation explains why arthritis and fatigue often go together:
- Pain can make it difficult to get enough quality sleep.
- People with depression, which is more common among people with arthritis, are more likely to be tired.
- Some arthritis medications can cause fatigue as a side effect.
- Inflammation flares can lead to fatigue.