Fatigue and low energy
“Fatigue is here, in my body, in my legs and eyes. That is what gets you in the end. Faith is only a word, embroidered.”― Margaret Atwood
Fatigue is a position in which you feel extreme tiredness due to mental or physical illness. It is due to physical, emotional and mental exertion.
Low energy is a state in which you lose your energy due to some heavy work, exercise or poor food intake.
Although they are a bit different but they have many things in common and therefore they have similar causes, symptoms and remedies.
You may experience fatigue or low energy levels due to the following causes described below:
- Poor nutrition
- Alcohol abuse
- Extreme exercise
- Drug abuse
- Some diseases like diabetes, anaemia etc.
- Following are the common symptoms of fatigue or low energy:
- Bones weakness
- Muscle weakness
- Memory issues
- Vision loss
- Appetite loss
Type of Fatigue
- Medical fatigue
There are a number of diseases that can cause fatigue some of those diseases are diabetes, anemia, hypothyroidism, liver diseases and kidney diseases. Many other medical problems prove to be root of fatigue as well.
- Psychological fatigue
Psychological fatigue is due to psychological problems such as hallucinations, depression, anxiety and grief. Depression is a feeling of hopelessness and sadness. Anxiety is a chronic type of stress and grief is due to loss of your love ones, shock, guilt etc. Many psychological problems can make you feel low on energy physiologically.
- Fatigue due to work
Sometimes fatigue is also due to excessive work such as shifting from a workplace, poor workplaces, workplace stress, unemployment etc.
- Everyday fatigue
Everyday fatigue is due to sleep disturbances, too much sleep, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, poor nutrition, lack of exercise and due to family problems. These are based on things that we encounter on our day to day life but are a burden on our energy levels.
There are many treatments of fatigue but firstly you need to understand the cause of your fatigue and then consult with your doctor so that he can prescribe medicines and proper tests according to reason behind your fatigue. Most of the time when root cause is treated the fatigue goes away itself. Doctor may prescribe some multi-vitamins or energy boosters to make you gain your energy levels back in less time.
Other Effective Remedies
There are some simple changes that you can make in your lifestyle and behavior to encounter fatigue. If you think that your fatigue or low energy levels can be treated at home and are not chronic enough to visit a doctor then we recommend that you try to make the following changes in your life:
- Eat for Energy
The best way to get energy is to eat healthy food. Use fresh juices and nutritional supplements to overcome your nutritional loss. Eat something whenever you feel dull and it will help you feel refreshed and active.
- Sleep Well
You should manage your sleep intervals and should sleep on time. Make sure not to sleep all the time and also not to stay awake all the time. Sleep is a basic need of our body to recharge you for your daily tasks so you should take a sleep of almost 7 to 8 hours daily.
- Reduce Stress
If you want to get energized and release your fatigue then you have to reduce your stress and stop thinking about the things which cause you stress and make yourself happy to gain a good energy level psychologically.
- Avoid Caffeine
You should try to avoid or reduce your caffeine intake because it can reduce your energy levels. The things such as cola, tea, coffee and energy drinks consist of caffeine and too much intake of these items cause many sleeping and health problems so it’s good to avoid or reduce them.
- Use Water
Water is the most important need of our body. It makes us hydrated and refreshes us and it is also a source of energy so you should drink water as much as you can drink. You should try to drink almost 8 glass of water per day to get a good energy and hydration level.