Possible Causes of Extreme Fatigue
What are some possible causes of extreme fatigue?
Since "being tired" means something different to everyone, it is difficult to define "extreme fatigue". Most people are simply tired due to lack of sleep. However, extreme fatigue is usually characterized by the inability to concentrate, enjoy normal activities, and in some cases, even sleep at all. This is certainly a bad state to be in, as you find that your energy is sapped and you have virtually no zest for life.
So what are the causes of such bad fatigue? There are actually many causes of extreme fatigue. Some of the causes have to do with different types of diseases, where fatigue is one of the primary symptoms. However, sometimes, a person's emotional health can also be the culprit.
Anemia is one of the causes of extreme fatigue. Basically an iron deficiency, anemia is often seen in women who have very heavy periods. Other times, anemia can be attributed to pregnancy, stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids, or a vitamin B deficiency. If it is a vitamin B or iron deficiency that is causing the anemia, then oftentimes supplements can be taken which can, in turn, help alleviate the fatigue.
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A note about Possible Causes of Extreme Fatigue
In natural health and healing, we believe in holistic health and healing, as we realize that different parts of the human body are highly interlinked, often beyond Man's understanding. We also believe that the body has the ability to heal itself of any disease, even supposedly incurable diseases.
In order to do so, the body needs the support of some basic dietary and lifestyle good health habits, such as a full body detox and a proper understanding and application of nutrition. No matter how remote or unrelated a health condition may seem, these fundamental health steps will greatly magnify the effects and benefits of any of our health-promoting efforts, including the use of specific natural health remedies.
Different infections can also be causes of extreme fatigue. For example, having the flu can make a person feel fatigued. Even an upper respiratory infection can cause fatigue.
To an extent, many types of cancers can also cause fatigue. For that reason, it is important to make an appointment with your health care practitioner if you suddenly feel very tired and experience loss of appetite and weight loss.
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a condition that is characterized by fatigue, with very little explanation. Unfortunately, although chronic fatigue syndrome can be debilitating in some instances, there is no steadfast rule as to why it occurs, or even what it really is. It is often diagnosed when all other tests have revealed no abnormalities. While the condition cannot be cured using modern medicine, the symptoms can oftentimes be treated so that the person can enjoy an overall better quality of life.
Depression is one of the most common causes of extreme fatigue. Sometimes, people will experience seasonal depression, something that typically occurs in wintertime. Taking a course of vitamin A can often help alleviate these symptoms. However, vitamin A should be taken very carefully as it can easily be abused and cause serious problems.
Thyroid problems and issues with metabolism can also cause fatigue. When a person has a low metabolism rate, their body is slow to process food into energy. High metabolism rates can make a person have a high pulse rate which can, in turn, make it hard for them to sleep.
Another illness that can cause fatigue is diabetes. Having high blood sugar can oftentimes make a person feel very tired. Sometimes, the person might not feel that they are getting enough rest, which can leave them feeling fatigued. If you are diabetic, paying careful attention to your diet and monitoring your blood sugar level is very important.
Even living an unhealthy lifestyle can lead to feelings of fatigue. Sometimes, people don't have the time to devote to exercise or to eat a well-balanced diet. More and more people rely on processed foods and junk food on a daily basis, and these are certainly causes of extreme fatigue.
Trying to replace these bad foods and living habits with daily exercise and a healthy diet can be a good way of combating fatigue. The body needs a certain amount of vitamins and minerals on a daily basis, and if you think that you are not getting the required amounts, then you might want to consider taking supplements. Whole food supplements are always ideal.
Causes of extreme fatigue might not be apparent at first and may be masking other, more serious, illnesses. Therefore, it is important to consult with a health care practitioner to find out the root cause of the fatigue, especially if it comes on suddenly.
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