Common Causes of Fatigue

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Fatigue generally means a lack of energy and feeling tired. There are plenty of lifestyle factors, health conditions and mental health issues that can lead to fatigue. If you can identify the cause of the fatigue, it really helps with overcoming it but it can really be difficult to pinpoint it.

Common Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Lack of motication
  • Moodiness
  • Aching muscles
  • Blurry Vision
  • Slow response times
  • Drowsiness
  • Lack of concentration

Most symptoms seem normal, and are what 9/10 of us deal with day in day out but if you start to gather some of these symptoms like a collection or if they go on for a long time, you should probably check the causes out for what it is and try to eliminate it.

Lifestyle Factors

  • Lack of nutrition
  • Too much alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Too much caffeine
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of exercise
  • Being overweight
  • Prolonged stress
  • Drugs
  • Some medications

Changing your lifestyle can be hard, but if you have/do any of these it would be worth making some changes to make you feel better.

If your fatigue doesn’t respond to changing some of these things, then it could be that you have a physical health condition like Anaemia, insomnia or an eating disorder like anorexia. If you do have a physical condition, consult your doctor ASAP.

Mental health can also be a big factor in this, mental fatigue stops you concentrating or focusing, drains your energy and makes you go into the anxious fight or flight mode which uses up all of your energy. Constant stress means constant cortisol, which can affect your immune system and make you vulnerable to illnesses.

If you make these changes and nothing seems to work, it’s time to see your doctor. Generally diet and exercise can improve your mental health so you have all of your eggs in one basket, and if those simple changes don’t help then the doctor definitely can!


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