September 13th, 2014 by tiwi
Fatigue is a difficult subject to cover as there are many factors responsible for people feeling tired. It’s hard to describe tiredness and give an accurate assumption, since each individual has their own belief of what tired means. Fatigue is a condition which commonly affects depressed people.
We all get those moments when we feel more tired than usual, but should them moments turn to minutes then hours, prolonging for extreme periods of time then see your GP. Fatigue can be a result of a disease/disorder. There’s nothing worse if the mind is willing but the body is weak. Fatigue can certainly prevent you from getting up, and get going no matter how hard you try. A sign of being lethargic is when your body feels drained of energy, and you’re considering using matchsticks to keep your eyelids open. One reason singled out for tiredness is down to lack of sleep, however it goes much deeper than having sleepless nights in some cases.
If not getting enough sleepy eye is causing your tiredness then you simply have to get more of it. The human body’s need for sleep will vary between individuals. Most grownups need six to eight hours sleep but time scale may differ depending on the adult. The elderly usually need less. In the above snippet I have mixed and matched tiredness and fatigue together, which some of you may have noticed, but are you aware that tiredness/sleeplessness is not the same as fatigue even though the body desires sleep all the time.
Why you’re tired all the time could be due to being stressed over something or other, it can also be a result of bad eating habits, overwork; even specific medications can be accountable. You need to look closely at your fatigue problem, and from doing this you might get conclusion to why you feel this way. Most patients, not purposely, bring fatigue into their own life by doing tiring things unaware to them that that body is taking the strain. You can change this with a few simple lifestyle changes.
Make a record of the things you believe might be causing your fatigue and take it from there.
Fatigue often has typical causes for occurrence like lack of sleep, overwork or bad eating habits.
It is a regular symptom seen in people with mental health problems, such as depression and grief.
If a person feels exhausted it could signify an underlying illness (thyroid disorder, heart disease or diabetes.)
Common causes of fatigue include:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Excessive physical activity
Hyperthyroidism (overactive or underactive thyroid)
Time after major surgery
Type 1 and 2 diabetes
For people suffering from mental health problems that feel fatigued and contemplate committing suicide, or want to inflict pain on themselves or others need to seek urgent medical attention.
Other symptoms not to be taken likely are
Erratic or fast heartbeat
Unusual bleeding, including anal bleeding or
Coughing up blood
Weight loss or weight gain
Severe abdominal or back pain
Fatigue is a common symptom seen in pregnancy, and in women who have given birth. It’s a trying time getting up in the middle of the night to feed the baby. Babies have to be fed so there is no way you can avoid this. Swap feeding shifts with your partner if possible so you can get a good night’s sleep.
There are several conditions held accountable for fatigue, and Anaemia is one of those. Anaemia is result of an abnormally low amount of red blood cells in the body. Red blood cells contain haemoglobin, a red pigment which gives blood its color. Haemoglobin transports oxygen around the body. When red blood cells and haemoglobin are low the blood fails to provide the body’s tissues with an adequate supply of oxygen. The lungs and heart now work harder to get the vital supply of oxygen into the blood; symptoms of anaemia, such as difficulty in breathing will start to develop.
Anaemia may develop due to:
Heavy periods. Iron needs to be put back into the body to compensate for loss of blood at the time of a heavy monthly bleed
Diet low in iron
Internal bleeding (ulcer tumor)
Low in folic acid or vitamin B12
Blood disorders (leukemia)
Serious infections like malaria
There is only one system you need to revitalize the body giving back lost energy, and that is to eat healthy foods, exercise the body, and get plenty of sleep. Vitamins and minerals are essential for specific body processes, and a healthy diet ensures the body to function at its best. Best bodies are them that are healthy. It’s not normal after getting a good night’s sleep to nod off on the bus tram or train so see your GP, it may be nothing to worry about and something a pick-me-up sort of tonic can’t put right. If you exhaust the body to an extent draining it of all its energy it can lead to tiredness, so take it easy and slow down..
To pull out of their weariness people use stimulants for an energy boost. Energy drinks, caffeinated and sugary liquids are also consumed as a quick fix to stop the yawning.
Coffee is a regular stimulant people take for their tiredness. But then we have the other downside of drinking too much coffee to consider health wise.
Remedies shared by the public for tiredness which may help you, but before trying something new speak to your GP first.
Drink carrot juice and the energy will surge back into the body.
Drink raw apple cider vinegar purchased from a health store. Mix it with water or add1 tablespoon, two times daily to grape juice or apple juice to take away the taste.
Eat one or two apples. They are natural, healthy, and contain a type of caffeine.
Take multivitamins – only vitamins that have a high absorption rate.
Take a power nap sometimes you need a little more sleep & then eat a chocolate bar, Snickers are the best for energy
Drink plenty of water
Argentines drink “yerba mate” all day, and the argentine heart association recommends it. It wakes you up just like caffeine, but has the advantage of giving you chlorophyll and vitamins (it’s like drinking a vegetable). The plant is related to holly, and it contains a chemical which is almost identical to caffeine. (The authorities still argue whether or not it’s the same thing)