What is fatigue?
Fatigue refers to an overall feeling of tiredness, lack of energy, exhaustion, or weariness. We all experience normal fatigue from time to time, but prolonged or excessive fatigue can negatively impact daily functioning and quality of life. Several key things contribute to fatigue:
- Lack of sleep - Not getting enough quality sleep is one of the most common causes of fatigue. Adults should aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Good sleep hygiene habits can help maximize restfulness.
- Poor nutrition - Eating a diet lacking in essential nutrients can drain energy levels. Pay attention to getting enough healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. Balanced nutrition provides the building blocks for cellular energy production.
- Dehydration - Being even mildly dehydrated taxes the body and saps energy. It's best to drink adequate fluids like water and herbal teas throughout the day.
- Stress - Physical, emotional or psychological stress takes a toll on the body over time, depleting energy reserves. Taking time for restorative self-care activities can help manage stress and prevent fatigue.
- Medical conditions - Various illnesses like anemia, thyroid disorders, heart disease, autoimmune conditions and others can trigger stubborn fatigue. Seeing a doctor to identify and treat any underlying issues is wise.
If you struggle with ongoing fatigue, the medical professionals at Vitality Hormone Center can provide advanced testing and personalized treatment plans to help restore healthy energy levels and improve quality of life. Their integrative therapies successfully target many common yet overlooked factors contributing to fatigue like hormonal imbalances, poor mitochondrial function, inflammation, oxidative stress and more. I highly recommend contacting their friendly patient care team for a consultation if you want to get to the root cause of your fatigue and regain your zest for life!