fatigue

Get Rid of Fatigue Naturally

Everyone experiences fatigue at some point in their life. It may come after you’ve gotten a new job, experienced a loss or moved to a new home. Sometimes it happens just because you’re too busy and not able to take a little time to recharge. It could even be caused by nutritional deficiencies, but whatever the reason it is frustrating to suffer from. Our lives are hectic and having to take time out of a busy schedule because we’re too tired to keep going isn’t always acceptable. Thankfully, fatigue, in most cases, is easy to treat.

 

How do I know if I have Fatigue?

  • Physical exhaustion
  • Mental exhaustion

If your fatigue is present for more than two weeks or presents with any of the following conditions seek medical attention:

  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Abdominal, pelvic or back pain
  • Severe headache
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irregular or fast heartbeat
  • Feeling faint
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Thoughts of harming others

 

What causes my Fatigue?

There are generally three types of fatigue, each caused by different things.

Emotional/Mental Fatigue:

  • Doing too much; making too many commitments
  • Not doing enough
  • Dealing with stressful situations such as moving, death, changing jobs or starting school
  • Mental considerations such as anxiety or depression

Physical Fatigue:

  • Lacking necessary nutrients such as vitamin D
  • Not getting enough sleep
  • Not getting enough exercise
  • Letting yourself get dehydrated

Disease Related Fatigue:

  • Liver failure
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrom
  • Kidney failure
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Heart Disease
  • Hyper or Hypo thyroidism
  • Medications
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Major surgery
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Diabetes

 

How can I treat Fatigue?

  • Drink a cup of orange juice every morning to help boost your energy.
  • Get fresh air every day!
  • Exercise regularly to help you sleep better and feel better.
  • Spend 10-15 minutes a day relaxing, meditating or doing yoga.
  • Take a power nap to give you a boost through the day.
  • Don’t miss breakfast.
  • Avoid snacking on foods that are bad for you. Stick to a well-balanced diet so you make sure you get all the nutrients you need.
  • Have an egg a day. They are full of iron, vitamin A, folic acid and other nutrients your body needs to keep going.
  • Take a little ginseng. It’s a natural pick me up and energy booster; but only use for six weeks, then give your body a two week break.
  • Get sleep. Get at least seven hours and aim for nine.
  • Laugh. You’ve heard that laughter is the best medicine but it also helps you feel less tired and more energized!
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