The causes of fatigue can be many, from mild temporary situations to serious illnesses.
Fatigue can be classified into two types:
- The physical fatigue is defined as lack of energy or force in this case is characterized by muscle weakness .
- The mental fatigue is also called drowsiness .
He who suffers from drowsiness, feels sleepy and can not concentrate on daily activities.
Causes of physical tiredness in the morning
Some of the most frequent reasons for morning tiredness are:
1. Lack of sleep (less than 8 hours, although for some people it may be enough),
3. Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea ,
4. Depression ,
5. Anemia (eg iron deficiency ),
6. Thyroid disease ( hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism ),
7. Allergy that causes allergic rhinitis or asthma ,
8. Persistent pain,
Causes of Constant Tiredness
1. Alcohol or drugs such as cocaine
3. Adrenal insufficiency (glands located above the kidneys) and Addison’s disease
4. Severe liver disorders
6. Kidney disease
7. Rheumatoid arthritis ,
8. Diabetes ,
9. Autoimmune diseases (eg systemic lupus erythematosus),
10. Heart failure ,
12. Low blood pressure ,
13. Infection, for example:
- For allergies,
- Calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure,
- Sleeping pills,
If a person is always tired in the morning and remain tired during the day may have depression.
If the individual is rested upon waking but feels tired during the day, he is probably suffering from hypothyroidism.
Fatigue in children
If the child is very tired after having rested properly can have a health problem.
Anemia: Anemic children are often tired due to lack of iron in their blood.
Since anemia causes a reduction in the amount of oxygen that reaches the brain, the child is tired.
Lack of exercise: A child may be tired because of a lack of physical activity.
Bad food: if the child eats poorly there may be a lack of energy.
Children often eat:
- French fries,
An inadequate diet can also cause obesity.
Stress: Children can be stressed and depressed due to various reasons.
Causes of Fatigue in Men
In addition to the above cases, a man may have a low level of testosterone.
Testosterone is an important hormone for the development of male sexual organs.
A low testosterone level is found in middle-aged men who become more tired and lazy.
Other factors that affect testosterone are:
1. Poor nutrition,
2. Lack of exercise,
3. Stay up late.
Causes of Fatigue in Women
Among the main causes of fatigue in women are:
- Hormonal disorders related to the menstrual cycle,
- Low pressure .
Causes of tired eyes
Among the most frequent causes are:
1. Sleeping a little,
2. Illnesses such as conjunctivitis ,
3. Watching a lot of TV or working a lot on the computer,
4. Reading in a room in low light,
5. Poor nutrition and dehydration .
Remedies for tired eyes
Some substances like vitamin A, C and E are key to keeping eyes healthy.
We recommend to follow a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that contain many vitamins.
Causes of Excessive Tiredness
Psychological problems: Among the most frequent causes of fatigue there is depression and anxiety , for example due to:
- Loss of a loved one,
- Work problems.
When a person is anxious constantly and uncontrollably, he suffers from a generalized anxiety disorder.
This can cause physical and mental fatigue.
Poverty at work: among the causes of excessive fatigue are the stress of work , caused by:
- The thought of being unable to perform tasks well,
- Problems with superiors and colleagues,
- Lack of job satisfaction,
- Fear of losing his job.
Anemia: Red blood cells carry oxygen to every cell in the body. Anemia is a disease in which the patient does not have enough red blood cells ( low hematocrit ).
Diabetes: Glucose is the fuel of cells. People with type 2 diabetes have high blood glucose levels because the body can not use this substance to have the energy needed.
Therefore, individuals with type 2 diabetes may experience excessive fatigue during training.
Hypothyroidism: The thyroid gland secretes the hormones that regulate the metabolism. Some diseases like Hashimoto thyroiditis cause hypothyroidism, that is, a deficiency of thyroid hormones.
Among the consequences there is persistent fatigue.
Sleep Disorders: Sleep disorders like sleep apnea and insomnia can cause a constant feeling of fatigue.
Fatigue is one of the symptoms of celiac disease with:
Other reasons that can cause persistent fatigue are:
1. Degenerative diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis;
2. Respiratory disorders such as:
- Diseases caused by smoking;
3. Alcohol and drugs, for example cocaine and morphine;
4. Side effects of medications such as:
- Antihistamines ,
- Medications for blood pressure;
5. Sedentary life
6. Hormonal imbalance, especially in postmenopausal women, during pregnancy , after delivery or during breastfeeding;
7. Chronic diseases such as:
- Heart diseases,
- Fibromyalgia, etc .;
8. Poor diet, lack of essential nutrients in the diet;
9. Bad habits, such as:
- Heavy meals at night,
- Skip the breakfast or lunch,
- Caffeine in excess;
10. Stressful lifestyle.
Symptoms of general fatigue
1. disinterested and restless behavior,
2. Loss of concentration in studies,
3. Sleep and fatigue during the day,
4. Headache ,
5. signs of depression,
6. Lack of desire to be outdoors.
Indicators of Chronic Fatigue
Generally, only adults are diagnosed with chronic fatigue , but it has recently been discovered that even children and adolescents suffer from this health problem.
The chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed after at least six months from the onset of symptoms and does not go with the rest.
In this condition, the individual is very tired and has no desire for anything.
A child with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) has the following symptoms:
1. Fatigue after sleeping,
2. Difficulty concentrating in daily activities,
4. Sore throat and fever ,
5. Loss of appetite,
6. Muscle weakness and cramps, especially in the legs,
7. Joint pains ,
8. Swollen eyes,
9. Swollen and painful neck lymph nodes and armpits.
Signs of extreme fatigue Extreme
fatigue can be a beginning of chronic fatigue syndrome.
The individual may suffer from severe tiredness even after adequate rest.
1. Unstable character,
2. Forgetfulness (memory problems),
5. Dizziness or dizziness, and balance problems.
6. Nausea .
7. Vomiting (may occur when chemotherapy),
8. Shortness of breath ,
9. Chest pain ,
10. Fever ,
11. Frequent cough.
12. Red eyes ,
Diet and Fatigue Diet
Generally, doctors advise stimulants such as ginseng and caffeine, but rarely explain the effect of food on an individual’s vitality.
Depending on the blood type diet , fatigue is caused by:
1. The excess of carbohydrates and sugars in the diet. The consequence is an increase in blood sugar level. In this situation, the pancreas releases a large amount of insulin to carry the glucose into the cells. Excess insulin causes hypoglycaemia, which causes fatigue.
Insulin also promotes the entry of potassium into the cells, resulting in a low level of this mineral in the blood.
- Muscle cramps,
2. Wrong food combinations : For example, you should not eat fruit after a meal rich in carbohydrates, because it promotes gastric and intestinal fermentation.
You have to avoid eating high-carbohydrate foods (such as cereal or potatoes) along with protein-rich foods (meat, eggs, fish, etc.) because:
- Protein digestion needs a very acidic environment,
- Carbohydrates and starches are well digested in a low acid environment.
If a person eats foods high in protein along with foods high in starch or carbohydrates, digestion slows down because the body can not digest these foods simultaneously.
3. Harmful foods based on a person’s blood type . There are foods that can cause symptoms such as fatigue, as corn can reduce the vitality of a group 0 person.
According to the blood group diet, the proper diet:
- It should be rich in proteins, because they are the skeleton of the body
- It is low in carbohydrates that can be replaced with “good fats” such as olive oil, walnuts, salmon and eggs.
According to hygienism (a natural lifestyle) to have a lot of energy and vitality, digestion should be fast.
A vegan diet with at least 50% of raw food prevents fermentation and intestinal putrefaction, so the patient has much more energy for the activities of daily living.
According to this theory, people who suffer from fatigue eat:
- Processed foods,
- Animal proteins that slowly digest and cause drowsiness (meat, fish, cheese, etc.).
- Refined or whole grains,
- Incorrect food combinations.
All natural diets recommend eliminating cereals (pasta, bread, rice, sweets, etc.), and dairy products.
The whole grains contain a large amount of insoluble dietary fiber, or polysaccharides (complex sugars) that promote intestinal motility.
Insoluble fiber binds to minerals such as:
The fiber is expelled through the feces, but is not digested in the intestine.
The consequence is the lower absorption and assimilation of minerals .
Natural Remedies for Fatigue
Treatment depends on the cause and may include:
- Vitamin supplements,
- Changes in food,
- Changes in lifestyle.
Sleep: You should go to bed early and get up early.
They serve about 7-8 hours of sleep every night.
Balanced diet: Doctors recommend avoiding processed or high-sugar foods because it contains no nutrients.
Regular exercise: Regular physical activity:
- Removes toxins from the blood,
- It increases the supply of oxygen to the organs,
- It stimulates the digestive system,
- It allows for hormonal balance and deep sleep.
It is important to find a balance in physical activity because:
- The sedentary lifestyle makes it difficult to eliminate toxins through perspiration and favors the onset of cardiovascular diseases, such as arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The consequence is a reduced supply of blood with oxygen and nutrients to the organs and therefore less energy.
- The excessive physical activities and sports , due to oxidation of the substances contained in food and therefore a higher production of slag.
The rest is essential to recover, but a sedentary person should gradually start exercising.
Hygiene considers it important to rest when you are tired, but believe that physical and mental training is critical to increasing energy .
Regular exercise improves:
- The quality of fabrics,
- The efficiency of cells.
Drinks: Doctors recommend drinking at least two liters of water every day because fatigue is the consequence of dehydration .
The tissues and cells of the body need water to function properly.
In fact, according to natural therapies you do not need to drink more than 500 ml per day (2 glasses of water) .
The desert Bedouins drink a glass in the morning and one in the evening because they know they drink a lot, so they sweat a lot.
Sweat is composed of:
- Know minerals,
- Urea and other substances (very small amounts)
A person who perspires a lot also loses a lot of minerals.
The result is fatigue.
Sportsmen who drink energy drinks during the interval of a game may suffer from fatigue in the second half of the game.
These drinks contain simple sugars that give a brief sense of energy but then cause fatigue.
Unlock the Blood Congestion in Your Feet
A quick and effective remedy against fatigue consists of walking on a grass with bare feet.
In this way, it is possible to reactivate the blood circulation.
You can achieve the same result by placing your feet in a bowl of cold water.
Limit Caffeine Intake: Coffee can give you an explosion of energy.
However, at the same time dehydrates the body.
When the effect ends, you may feel a sudden feeling of fatigue.
Stress: Against stress we can practice:
- Yoga Exercises,
There are many activities we can do to relieve stress:
- Outdoor Activities,
- Listen to music,
- Hiking, Cycling,