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I am 23 weeks pregnant. Am experiencing fatigue, dizziness,

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I am 23 weeks pregnant. Am experiencing fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath and reacing heartbeat. I don' thave the strength to take a shower. Blood tests are all normal, cardiac tests show no abnormality. Baby is happy and healthy..what could be happening..?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Gupta replied 10 years ago.
Fatigue in pregnancy is very normal. Many changes are occurring as the pregnancy develops, and women experience this as fatigue and an increased need for sleep. Lower blood pressure level, lower blood sugar levels, hormonal changes, metabolic changes, and the physiologic anemia of pregnancy all contribute to fatigue. Women should check with their physician to determine if an additional prenatal vitamin and/or iron would be beneficial. If all your medical tests and investigations are normal, then there is no need to worry. These are normal physiological changes. They affect some females more than others. Take a good diet and rest as your body demands.

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