Do you feel fatigued for no reason, even when you wake up in the morning? It could be chronic fatigue and many people experience the same. Mostly, it is attributed to poor dietary habits where you gain more weight than your body system can hold. Could be you are not getting enough sleep or you may not be exercising enough, that is, if you do exercise! There are more causes of unexplained fatigue as you will see here.
Depression has emotional as well as physical symptoms. Most people who are depressed report feelings of weariness, even when they haven’t been up to much. If you want to fight fatigue, you may need to tackle depression first. Find a way to recover from depression and you will feel more relaxed.
Anemia is a big cause of fatigue. Take a blood test and you will know whether you have anemia. If you are woman, you have higher chances of suffering from anemia owing to blood loss during delivery and in menses. By eating a diet rich in iron or Vitamin K which is found in green leafy vegetables and supplements, you will be on your way to recovery.
3. Unchecked heart disease
If you get tired every so often without a good cause, it could be an indication of a heart condition. For instance, if you cannot complete an exercise session and you used to, you should get your heart checked.
4. Thyroid problems
A hyperactive or a less active thyroid gland can make you feel tired often. The thyroid gland is responsible for the regulation of the metabolism. When metabolism is slow, you feel tired and eventually add more pounds to your weight as fat is not broken down fast. You can get a blood test to ascertain whether your thyroid hormone levels are as they should be.
If you are yet to be tested for diabetes/blood sugar levels and you are feeling abnormally tired, you need to go for a blood sugar test. If the weariness is accompanied by the urge to urinate frequently, blurred vision and so on, you could be on your way to falling victim to diabetes. Go for a blood sugar test as soon as possible.
6. Deficiency in essential elements
There are elements that are vital in specific measurements and when the level of the same drops, the body system goes into disarray. One of the symptoms of the deficiency of vital nutrients is fatigue. Find out whether you need to take mineral supplements for potassium, zinc, iron, magnesium and so on.
7. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
If you have prolonged fatigue and it is unmanageable, you may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. This is a condition that is characterized by too much weariness that is not relieved by resting, bath salts or any other remedy that you could think of. There is no instant medication for CFS but you are encouraged to change your schedules, engage in mild exercise and improve your sleeping habits.
8. Sleep apnoea
Sleep apnoea happens when the muscles at the back of the throat relax and partly block the airway. You may be forced to keep rolling over and will not enjoy sound sleep. This will result to sleep deprivation, and a painful elbow from your spouse. Middle aged and overweight men, people who as smoke or take alcohol are more likely to suffer from sleep apnoea. If you don’t have enough sleep at night, you will feel tired the following day. If this happens every night, you will eventually develop chronic fatigue syndrome.
9. Intolerance to certain foods
Food intolerance can cause fatigue. If you notice that you feel exhausted when you eat certain foods, you might have food intolerance. The only treatment is to make a list of the foods that you are intolerant to and avoid them.
10. Lack of exercise
When you exercise, the feel good hormones are released. You feel more energetic, more relaxed and more alert. On the other hand, lack of exercise will make you feel tired, irritable and unhappy. So hit the treadmill, and release those endorphins (a collection of happiness hormones). When you are happier, you sleep much better.