WebMD Symptom Checker helps you find the most common medical conditions indicated by the symptoms fatigue and red (bloodshot) eyes including Sleep deprivation, Medication reaction or side-effect, and Multiple sclerosis.
There are 89 conditions associated with fatigue and red (bloodshot) eyes. The links below will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions from the WebMD Symptom Checker and help provide a better understanding of causes and treatment of these related conditions.
Sleep deprivation occurs when the lack of restful sleep is severe enough to compromise basic body functions.
Medication reaction or side-effect
Medication side effects include nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and more.
Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the nervous system causing difficulties with balance, speech, and movement.
Anemia, a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.
Mononucleosis is a viral infection causing extreme fatigue, sore throat, fever, rash, muscle aches, and more.
Indoor allergens are the things that cause an allergic reaction: dust, dust mites, mold, pet hair and more.
Acute sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinuses, causes sinus pain and tenderness, facial redness and more.
Diabetes, type 2
Diabetes can make you feel hungry, tired, or thirsty; you may urinate more than normal and have blurry vision.
Hay fever, an allergic reaction to outdoor pollens and molds, causes nasal congestion, itchy eyes, and more.
Heart rhythm disorder
Some heart rhythm disorders can cause a fluttering in the chest, shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness.
Depression is a painful sadness that interferes with daily life and includes hopelessness, anxiety, and more.
Allergic reaction causes sneezing, runny nose and hives and can lead to anaphylaxis, a whole body reaction.
Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes dry and sticky mouth, tearless crying, and more in children.
Acute stress reaction
Acute stress reaction symptoms include shortness of breath, anxiety, nervousness, sense of doom and more.
Viral syndrome is an unidentified cause of typical virus symptoms sore throat, stuffy nose, aches and more.
People with sleep apnea stop and restart breathing multiple times while sleeping.
Chronic sinusitis, or sinus infections, cause a stuffy or runny nose, tooth pain, fever, sore throat and more.
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce abnormally thick and sticky mucus.
Atrial fibrillation is a heart condition that causes heart palpitations, confusion, dizziness and more.
People with eating disorders have extreme and dangerous eating habits.
Emphysema is a chronic lung condition that causes shortness of breath, a chronic cough, wheezing, and more.
Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions in which fluid builds up in your eye causing gradual vision loss.
Glomerulonephritis is a type of kidney disease and causes swelling, abnormal urine, fever, achiness, and more.
Diabetes, type 1
Diabetes can make you feel hungry, tired, or thirsty; you may urinate more than normal and have blurry vision.
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Low blood pressure, or hypotension, can make you feel lightheaded and dizzy
Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread through tick bites; symptoms include rash, fever chills, and more.
Heat exhaustion causes intense thirst, heavy sweating, pale, cool, and moist skin, muscle cramps, and more.
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, yellowing of the skin, and more.
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause fever, fatigue, dark urine, jaundice, and more.
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver that may cause yellowing of the skin and eyes, tiredness, and more.
Iron poisoning causes abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, and dehydration.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFIDS)
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that causes extreme tiredness that doesn’t get better with rest.
Congestive heart failure
People with congestive heart failure can have shortness of breath, fatigue, irregular heartbeat and more.
Depression (Child and Adolescent)
Depression is a painful sadness that interferes with a child’s schoolwork, family life, and social activities.
The symptoms of gastrointestinal bleeding include black or bloody stool or vomit, dizziness, and cramping.
Hyperparathyroidism can cause fatigue and weakness, increased thirst, impaired thinking, and bone fractures.
Mumps is a contagious viral disease that causes painful swelling of the glands that produce saliva.
Pre-leukemia (myelodysplastic syndrome)
Myelodysplastic syndromes are diseases that affect the bone marrow and blood, causing anemia and tiredness.
Pulmonary hypertension can cause shortness of breath, a fast heart rate, or lightheadedness.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, and joint damage.
Tuberculosis usually infects the lungs, causing a bad cough with blood, chest pain, fever, chills, and fatigue.
Histoplasmosis is a fungal infection of the lungs causing muscle aches, fever, chest pain, cough, and more.
Myasthenia gravis is caused by abnormal immune responses that weaken muscles, particularly of the face.
Anemia, chronic disease
Anemia of chronic disease (ACD) can cause fatigue, pale skin, weakness, dizziness, headache and more.
Rectal cancer appears in the rectum and causes bloody stool and constipation.
Dementia in head injury
Dementia resulting from a head injury may cause memory problems, difficulty speaking, and personality changes.
Hypothyroidism your body functions slow down, making you gain weight and feel tired all the time.
Narcotic abuse can cause fatigue, shallow breathing, anxiety, euphoria, vomiting, confusion, and constipation.
Lung cancer (small cell)
Small cell lung cancer is the least common type of lung cancer and can cause a cough, chest pain, and more.
Thalassemia is a rare group of genetic blood disorders effecting red blood cells and leading to anemia.
Eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis, can make your eyes itchy, red, and watery.
Aortic regurgitation, when the aortic valve doesn’t close completely, can cause severe heart symptoms.
Pleural effusion is buildup of fluid in the pleura and can cause difficulty breathing or chest pain.
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Low blood sugar, or low glucose levels, causes shakiness, anxiety, clammy skin, irritability, hunger, and more.
Lung cancer (non small cell)
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer and can cause a cough, chest pain, and more.
Restless legs syndrome
Restless leg syndrome causes intense discomfort in your legs and an overpowering urge to move them.
Sarcoidosis is a rare disease that can cause swelling and hard lumps in the lymph nodes and organs.
Supraventricular tachycardia is fast heart rhythm starting in one of the upper chambers of the heart.
Breathing in high levels of radon over time can cause lung cancer.
Bipolar disorder causes extreme mood swings between depression and mania.
Vitamin B12 deficiency
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms include fatigue, pale skin, weakness, sleepiness, numbness, weakness, and more.
Anemia, iron deficiency
Anemia , a lack of red blood cells, can cause fatigue, pale skin and gums, brittle nails, irritability, and more.
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal, symptoms include headache, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic kidney disease is a condition of the kidneys that can cause high blood pressure, fatigue, and weakness.
Corneal flash burns
Corneal flash burns cause pain, bloodshot eyes, tearing, blurry vision, sensitivity to light and irritation.
Dehydration, or not getting enough fluid, causes low blood pressure, weakness, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
Malnutrition occurs when the body isn’t getting enough nutrients; sometimes the condition is life-threatening.
Symptoms of intoxication include euphoria, slowed reaction time, dizziness, confusion, numbness, and more.
Cocaine withdrawal may cause feelings ranging from anxiety, irritability and sleepiness to suicidal thoughts.
Exercise or physical activity
Exercise is vital for good health, but overdoing it can lead to muscle aches, dehydration, headache, and more.
Being underweight means weighing less than you need for good health.
Hyperthyroidism causes weight loss, shakiness, tiredness, sensitivity to heat, insomnia, and more.
Renal cell (kidney) cancer
Renal cell cancer is a type of kidney cancer that can cause bloody urine and persistent pain in the side.
Toxic shock syndrome
Toxic shock syndrome is a serious bacterial infection and causes fever, low blood pressure, a rash, and more.
Radiation sickness is caused by a high dose of radiation, and causes vomiting, diarrhea, hair loss, and more.
Chagas disease is caused by a tropical parasite and can cause fever, ill feeling, and swelling around the eye.
Pseudohypoparathyroidism is a rare inherited condition that can lead to cramps, muscle spasms, and more.
Hemolytic anemia occurs when there aren’t enough red blood cells in the blood.
Hypopituitarism is a rare disorder of the pituitary glands, which can cause many different symptoms.
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness and causes fever, general aches and pains, headache, and weakness.
Lead poisoning causes sudden pain on either side of the lower back, urinary issues, nausea, fever, and chills.
Small intestine cancer
Small intestine cancer is rare and often has no symptoms, but can cause symptoms in its advanced stages.
Kawasaki disease is an uncommon inflammation of the blood vessels; the most common symptom is fever.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis is an inflammation of abdominal lymph nodes causing pain, diarrhea, fever, and more.
Bird (avian) flu
Bird flu is spread to people from birds and causes fever, cough, sore throat and muscle aches.
West nile virus
West Nile virus is an infection spread by mosquitoes, and can cause diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, and more.
Throat cancer can cause symptoms including difficulty swallowing, hoarseness, and chronic cough.
Measles is a highly contagious viral infection and causes a fever, cough, a rash, sore throat, and more.
Cat scratch disease is a bacterial infection caused by a cat scratch or bite.
Iridology Chart of the Left Eye from Dr Bernard Jensen
Weakened Adrenal Glands and Fatigue: A “Roadmap” in the Iris by Dr Bernard Jensen
It seems that in this day and age with all of our modern conveniences, people are more stressed than they have ever been before. This stress is taking a toll on our precious adrenal glands that faithfully produce adrenaline to help give us energy. Under stress, however, the adrenal glands become overworked, excessive amounts of adrenaline are produced, minerals are drained from the body and the body becomes acidic. Acids then drain calcium from the bones and tissues causing a myriad of illnesses including inflammation and osteoporosis. Excessive adrenaline also produces extra insulin that results in hypoglycemia and eventually diabetes. In order to break this vicious cycle, we need to stop and learn about the function of our adrenal glands and what we can do to keep them functioning in a balanced, healthy manner throughout each day of our lives.
What are the Adrenal Glands and What Do They Do?
The adrenal glands are small, yellow masses of tissue that are triangular in shape and true to their name (ad means near and renal means kidney) are situated on top of each kidney in the lower back. They are part of the endocrine system that is made up of glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream.
Each adrenal gland is divided into two parts. The outer region is called the adrenal cortex and the inner core, the adrenal medulla. The functions of the adrenal cortex are absolutely necessary to life. The adrenal cortex is divided into three zones that can be seen under a microscope. The outer zone secretes a hormone called aldosterone,
which helps to maintain blood pressure and blood volume by inhibiting the amount of sodium excreted in the urine. The middle and inner zones work together and secrete several important hormones including hydrocortisone, corticosterone and androgen. Hydrocortisone or cortisol regulates metabolism and controls the way the body utilizes carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.
Cortisol promotes the production of glucose from amino acids and fats in the liver. This ensures adequate fuel supplies for the cells when the body is under stress.
Hydrocotisone and corticosterone help to suppress inflammatory reactions and regulate the immune system. They will act to suppress the immune system if it becomes overly reactive. Hydrocortisone counteracts inflammation, pain and swelling of the joints in arthritis and bursitis.
Within the inner core of each adrenal gland is the adrenal medulla. Its tissue develops from nerve tissue and it is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system, the body’s first line of defense against stress. It secretes the hormones, epinephrine or adrenaline and norepinephrine or noradrenaline in response to sympathetic nerve stimulation. Epinephrine and norepinephrine bring about all the responses necessary for the “fight or flight” response.
People have been known to perform amazing feats like lifting a heavy piece of furniture out of a burning house or lifting a car to free a child trapped underneath. The adrenal glands work together with other hormone producing glands that are regulated by the pituitary and hypothalamus in the brain.
Bodily Indications of Adrenal Imbalance:
There are several bodily signs that one can observe for adrenal fatigue and exhaustion:
- Vertical ridges on the fingernails
- Red tipped tongue
- Falling hair
- Chronic exhaustion
- Anxiety, nervousness, or panic attacks
- Rapid heartbeat
- Weight gain or weight loss
- Acidity of the saliva and urine (below 7.0 shows acidity within lymph fluids)
- Frequent urination
- Intense craving of sweets or stimulants
- Feeling exhausted in the early morning hours upon awakening and wide awake at night with difficulty sleeping
- Weakened immune system causing frequent illnesses
- Acid reflux and/or indigestion
- Stomach cramping
- Muscular cramping