What Causes Fatigue and Tiredness?It is important to realize that the cause of tiredness and fatigue for one person may not be the same trigger for another person. Some things to watch for:
- Sleeping patterns, diet (or lack-thereof), and exercise levels can directly impact how tired one feels.
- Workplace burnout from work overload or boredom can also contribute to overtiredness according to MensHealth.com.
- Medical conditions can also contribute toward chronic tiredness. Prevention Magazine cites some of the most common medical causes of tiredness and fatigue as anemia, diabetes, thyroid disease, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea, and chronic fatigue. According to WebMD, undiagnosed heart disease can also be a factor in excessive tiredness. Some other important medical causes of tiredness include depression tiredness, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid fatigue.
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What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?Another type of fatigue is chronic fatigue syndrome. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this syndrome is characterized by “severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.” Women between the ages of 30 and 50 face the greatest likelihood of suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
What Causes Chronic Fatigue?Here are a few things that may lead to chronic fatigue :
- An overfull schedule
- Poor sleep
- Lack of exercise
- Poor nutrition
- Metabolism changes as we age
- As well as age, previous illness, genetics and environment (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Fighting Back – A Few Tips on How to Get EnergyFeeling tired does not have to be a way of life. As you become more aware of the signs and symptoms of what the causes of fatigue are, it may help you not only prepare for it, but also take the bull by the horns and do something about it.
Tiredness may just be a symptom of your lifestyle. It may be time to simplify a bit by limiting late nights at the office or socially.
Nutrition and Vitamins Help with EnergySome people find that a change in diet or even supplementation may help with their fatigue. Some possible vitamins that are known to help with increased energy levels include:
- Taking a good multivitamin to make sure you get your core vitamins and minerals
- Eating a healthy diet - eating 5 to 6 small meals a day increases metabolism
- Getting a good dose of exercise a few times a week outside or in the gym
- Vitamins C and B Complex, like a vit b12 energy booster, also neutralize feelings of fatigue
- Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
- Mayo Clinic Drug and Supplements Web Page
- Nutritional Strategies for Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
My tired is a happy tired from my sweet little girl and is, hopefully, short lived. Don’t live tired!
Kate M. D'Imperio