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I take supplements everyday and work out yet I am always getting sick and always feeling tired. What is wrong with me?

I try to live a healthy lifestyle. I eat farely healthy and do my best to take care of my body. However at least once a month there is something wrong me. Cold sore. Flu. Constantly tired. Bacterial infection. Stomach problems. What amd I doing wrong?

Related Topics: Flu, Cold Sore, Stomach, Bacterium

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I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. It can be very discouraging when we feel we're going our best for our body, but then we get sick anyway.

From just the information you've given, it's impossible to tell if you're doing anything "wrong" or not. It sure doesn't sound like it. Make sure you're eating a balanced diet and consuming enough calories. (Exercising every day increases your calorie requirements.) Remember that supplements are OK, but they're no substitute for food. Make sure you're getting enough water. Make sure you practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands thoroughly (or using an antibacterial rub) regularly throughout the day, and especially after touching any fitness equipment at the gym. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth as much as possible. Many germs get transmitted this way.

If it's been more than a year since your last physical exam, why not schedule an appointment with your health care provider? He or she can order a full set of blood work (labs), which will help discover if you have some underlying medical condition that is causing your symptoms.

I wish you all the best!

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