There are many health supplements available today that claim to fight fatigue but the most important first step to gaining an energy boost figuring out what is causing it. This can be a daunting task, because almost every single disease lists fatigue as a possible symptom. As part of overall health and wellness, however, it’s essential to go through the possible causes to rule out serious disease. Normal fatigue can be caused by mental or physical exertion, and can be cured with a night of good sleep. However, if the fatigue is chronic, extreme, or is interfering with normal daily activities, this would be considered a sign of something abnormal.
The main causes of fatigue can be thrown into several health and wellness categories, including sleep disorders, mental health issues, and physical diseases. Sleep problems that could lead to chronic fatigue range from sleep apnea to insomnia; as well as work schedules that lead to a constant shifting of sleep patterns. Pregnancy is another common cause of fatigue, not only because it can make getting a good night of sleep difficult, but also because all of your body’s energy is going towards the production of another human being.
Some typical mental health and wellness issues that might be the root cause of fatigue include taking antidepressants, depression, alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders, or a period of grief that leads to sleepless nights. The list of physical causes includes almost every disease that one could experience, ranging from the common cold to cancer. If you are experiencing any type of fatigue that seems unexplained and that you cannot find a root cause for on your own, such as changes in sleep patterns, then it’s recommended that you visit a doctor to rule out these diseases. Oftentimes when taken with other symptoms, a pattern will emerge for doctors that can lead to a valid solution. It is also important to look into other types of relief such as chiropractic care, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, etc. All of the above mentioned can offer many benefits.
Dr. David Ingram
Nova Health and Wellness