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Overcoming Fatigue

The three most common reasons people visit their doctor is said to be for help with pain, stress and fatigue. In the UK alone, fatigue, including chronic fatigue, in all its various guises, has reached almost epidemic proportions leaving many people struggling just to make it through the average day.

Fatigue is a state of exhaustion, loss of energy, strength or endurance, increased discomfort and decreased efficiency resulting from prolonged or excessive exertion and involves an abnormally low vitality to respond to stimulation. Often there is no evidence of another illness.

Fatigue may be constant, beginning in the morning after a full night's sleep, or it may build rapidly during the day until by nightfall the sufferer feels utterly exhausted

Signs and Symptoms

  • Diminished work capacity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Malaise
  • Mental lethargy or sluggishness
  • Loss of energy, strength or endurance
  • Complaints of tiredness
  • Inability to concentrate or maintain attention
  • Memory impairment

Possible Causes Or Contributing Factors

  • Anemia, especially in women
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Marginal deficiencies, including 8-12, folic acid, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc
  • Overstressed adrenals due to a stressful lifestyle
  • Low thyroid function
  • Poor digestion or assimilation
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • Sinus infection
  • Poor diet - high-carbohydrate/fat meals or the consumption of refined sugar, caffeine and alcohol
  • Liver or colon toxicity
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Dysbiosis - candida or parasites
  • Poor circulation
  • Mononucleosis, chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia
  • Cancer or other major disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Smoking
  • Lack of exercise - people who do not exercise tend to complain of fatigue more often than people who exercise
  • Obesity - people who are overweight tend to complain more about fatigue

We run a special program which supports people recover their energy and vitality. For more information please visit www.bodymindrejuvenation.co.uk

see also laboratory tests here for underlying causes of fatigue

N.B. athletes looking to increase energy and stamina require a different program. Individual consultation required. see sports nutrition here




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Apple School of Sports Medicine & Back Care | 64 Hunters Avenue | Ayr KA8 9HS | Scotland 07814 528 087 | email :alan@applesportsmedicine.co.uk