Understanding Fatigue

Are You Suffering From Fatigue?

Fatigue or the inability to continue functioning at the same level of normalcy is becoming more common in modern life. It is often caused by a lack of energy to the point of exhaustion. This condition is normal, but it can be hazardous if it becomes constant. Constant fatigue is called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Individuals who suffer from CFS may have a hard time working efficiently and feel weary and irritable. The real causes of fatigue are still unknown, but doctors and other health specialists suggests that two of the major causes of this condition is depression and vitamin deficiency.

Here’s a video talking about a brief overview of fatigue- what is it and what can we do about it

Depression is one of the major probable causes of CFS. Some factors that may contribute to depression can be life altering events that cause mental and physical exhaustion. Family problems like divorce, child care, and other issues may eventually cause depression. In addition to these factors, depressed individuals easily get tired because these individuals produce less cortisol, a hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland. Scientists found out that people with CFS sometimes produce less cortisol and probably affect the immune system.

Many medical studies show that individual who suffer CFS suffer from vitamin deficiency. People need vitamins and minerals for good health, proper well-being, and energy. People with low vitamin levels tend to be tired, weak, and sometimes irritable.

80% Of The Population Deals With Adrenal Fatigue

In this video, they are going to walk you through the steps on how to overcome adrenal fatigue. Most fatigue problems and adrenal insufficiency come from issues with the adrenal glands. About 80% of the population deals with this common problem. There are several warning signs that you should look for that tell you, you may have adrenal fatigue. If you struggle with fatigue, are stressed, anxious, have trouble with concentration, poor memory, thyroid issues, or gained mysterious weight, you may have adrenal fatigue.

There are three steps you will want to take in order to get rid of adrenal fatigue for good.

The first starts with your diet. Foods that you will want to get out of your diet are caffeine, sugar, and hydrogenated oils. Foods that are high in vitamin B12 and Magnesium are going to support your adrenal glands and blood sugar levels so you will want to add these foods into your diet. Foods like coconut oil, coconut milk, coconut, olives, olive oil, raw dairy products, grass-fed butter, organic meats, loads of vegetables, seaweed are all crucial to adding to your diet as well.

Secondly, you will want to support your adrenals by taking supplements like adaptogenic herbs (such as ashwagandha, holy basil, and liquorish root), which will help your body to adapt and deal with stress. Additionally a vitamin B complex, magnesium, vitamin D, selenium will support in the healing of your adrenals.

Lastly, you should focus on lowering your stress levels. Try getting 8-10 hours of sleep a night, reflect and address your stressors, add fun activities into your routine, and exercise. If you follow these three steps, you will be well on your way to naturally healing adrenal fatigue.
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Other Symptoms of Fatigue:

Most of the time fatigue can be traced to one or more of your habits or routines, particularly lack of exercise. It’s also commonly related to depression. On occasion, fatigue is a symptom of other underlying conditions that require medical treatment.

Lifestyle factors

Taking an honest inventory of things that might be responsible for your fatigue is often the first step toward relief. Fatigue may be related to:

  1. Use of alcohol or drugs
  2. Excess physical activity
  3. Jet lag
  4. Lack of physical activity
  5. Lack of sleep
  6. Medications, such as antihistamines, cough medicines
  7. Unhealthy eating habits

Conditions

Unrelenting exhaustion may be a sign of a condition or an effect of the drugs or therapies used to treat it, such as:

  1. Acute liver failure
  2. Anemia
  3. Anxiety
  4. Cancer
  5. Chronic fatigue syndrome
  6. Chronic infection or inflammation
  7. Chronic kidney disease
  8. Concussion
  9. COPD
  10. Depression (major depressive disorder)
  11. Diabetes
  12. Emphysema
  13. Meralgia paresthetica
  14. Grief
  15. Heart disease
  16. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  17. Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
  18. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  19. Medications and treatments, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, pain drugs, heart drugs and antidepressants
  20. Multiple sclerosis
  21. Obesity
  22. Pain that’s persistent
  23. Sleep apnea
  24. Stress
  25. Traumatic brain injury

When to see a doctor about fatigue

Call 911 or your local emergency number

Get emergency help if your fatigue is related to a mental health problem and your symptoms also include:

  • Thoughts of harming yourself or of suicide
  • Concern that you may harm someone else

Also get emergency care if your fatigue is accompanied by any of the following:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Feeling that you might pass out
  • Severe abdominal, pelvic or back pain

Seek immediate medical attention

Get someone to take you to an emergency room or urgent care if fatigue is accompanied by:

  • Abnormal bleeding, including bleeding from your rectum or vomiting blood
  • Severe headache

Schedule a doctor’s visit

Call for an appointment with your doctor if your fatigue has persisted for two or more weeks despite making an effort to rest, reduce stress, choose a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids

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