Are you feeling tired and exhausted all the time or lack the energy to accomplish some physical tasks that were once no problem? You’re likely suffering fatigue.
Muscle fatigue is a normal response triggering a need for rest after extended physical exertion. However, fatigue is abnormal if after you receive plenty of rest you still lack the energy to perform even minor tasks.
Abnormal fatigue is a symptom that’s caused by a variety of health conditions, both physical and psychological. It’s often described as a state marked by a lack of energy or feeling tired. And these complaints are not diminished by rest.
Fatigue becomes a health concern if your feeling of tiredness or exhaustion persists. But because fatigue is a symptom caused by many distinct health conditions or lifestyle choices, it’s causation is not always easy to discover.
Here’s a broad range sample for the many causes of fatigue:
- chronic pain
- viral infection
- heart disease
- Lyme disease
- adrenal fatigue
- ongoing stress
- kidney disease
- bacterial infection
- circulatory issues
- low blood pressure
- rheumatoid arthritis
- bone marrow disease
- preceding heart attack
- poor physical condition
- excessive use of alcohol
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- digestive parasite infection
- respiratory impairment, infection
- anemia ~ iron-deficiency anemia
- low hormone levels ~ testosterone, serotonin, endorphins
- pantothenic acid, folic acid, thiamine, vitamin B12 deficiencies
- inflammatory bowel disease ~ ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, gastric ulcer
- sleep disorder ~ insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, hypersomnia
Many drugs may cause tiredness as a side effect, including:
If your fatigue is caused by an underlying health condition, then treating that condition often cures your lack of energy. If your tiredness and exhaustion is caused by the way you live, then your cure is through making the necessary changes. Unfortunately, many reach for a drug for their cure instead.
You can commence your treatment cure for fatigue by adjusting your lifestyle and diet. Some mending fatigue cures entail:
- get enough sleep
- drink ample water
- eat a balanced diet
- avoid high-fat foods
- move your body more
- reduce caffeine consumption
- lose weight if that is your case
- increase intake of foods rich in B vitamins
- increase intake of unrefined carbohydrate & protein
- consume iron-rich foods ~ liver, raisins, spinach, apricots
One cure for fatigue that’s sometimes overlooked is stress reduction. When you’re stressed, you tend to breathe shallowly. This inadequately supplies your blood with oxygen. Low oxygen causes system wide fatigue. So get your stress managed.