Hello friends on this occasion we bring you a very important topic since we have all ever wondered because I have fatigue. In this post we will talk about the possible causes that may be causing these discomforts, as well as their symptoms, causes, treatment and recommendations for this
Sometimes sudden or constant fatigue has a reason, although in medicine these pains, are part of a lot of pathologies here we will give you an orientation that they could be presenting and that is causing fatigue.
BECAUSE I’M FATIGUED
Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness or exhaustion or the need to rest due to lack of energy or strength. Fatigue can result from overwork, lack of sleep, worry, boredom or lack of exercise.
It is a symptom that can be caused by a medical disease, medicine, or treatment, such as chemotherapy. Anxiety or depression can also cause fatigue.
Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying disease and is described in many ways, from feeling weak to being constantly tired or without energy.
There may be other associated symptoms depending on the underlying cause:
People with heart disease, lung disease or anemia may complain of associated shortness of breath or get tired easily with minimal activity.
People with diabetes may complain of polyuria (excess urine), polydipsia (excess thirst) or vision change.
Those with hypothyroidism may also have symptoms of feeling cold, dry skin and brittle hair.
It is important for the healthcare professional to consider complaining of fatigue in the context of the entire patient to try to arrive at an accurate causal diagnosis.
CAUSES OF FATIGUE
To find the cause of fatigue in a patient is the care that the health care provider takes when compiling a medical history. It is important to ask questions not only about energy loss but also about other potential problems the patient may experience, such as shortness of breath, sleep patterns, hair loss, stool color or any of the countless questions that could provide information about which organ system may be involved.
LACK OF SLEEP
This causes fatigue and can have a negative impact on your overall health and well-being.
THE APNEA OF THE DREAM
It is a serious sleep disorder in which patients briefly stop breathing for short periods during sleep. Most people don’t know this is happening, but they can cause loud snoring and daytime fatigue.
What you eat (or don’t eat) can affect how much you sleep (or don’t sleep). Not eating enough, or eating foods that are not nutritious can cause fatigue. If you eat foods that cause sugar spikes, your blood, as soon as those sugars fall, you feel fatigued.
It is a common cause of fatigue in women. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body, and iron is a major component of these cells.
Without enough iron, your body may not get the oxygen it needs for energy. Women who experience heavy menstrual periods or who are pregnant may be at increased risk for iron deficiency anemia.
It causes sadness and anxiety, but can also cause physical symptoms including fatigue, insomnia, discomfort and aches and pains.
It is a gland that regulates metabolism or how quickly the body converts fuel into energy for your body’s functions. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) causes fatigue, depression and weight gain.
Most people take caffeine to help them get animated. With moderation, caffeine improves alertness and energy. However, too much caffeine can cause nervousness, increased heart rate or palpitations, high blood pressure, anxiety and insomnia. In addition, after the caffeine disappears, users may “crash” and feel fatigued.
URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
Common symptoms of urinary tract infections (UTIs) include pain or burning when urinating, feeling the need to urinate urgently or frequently. But UUs can also cause fatigue and weakness.
Diabetes can cause fatigue with high or low blood sugar levels. When their sugars are high, they remain in the bloodstream instead of being used as energy, which causes fatigue.
Low blood sugar (glucose) means you may not have enough fuel for energy, which can also cause fatigue.
We all know that water can quench thirst, but did you know that the lack of it could fatigue you? By the time you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
Have you been fatigued by everyday activities, such as shopping, cleaning, or climbing stairs? When the heart is less able to pump blood to all tissues in the body, it conserves resources by diverting blood from the limbs and sending it to vital organs. This can cause fatigue and can be a sign of heart disease.
Shift work can wreak havoc on your body’s internal 24-hour clock or your circadian rhythm. When you work at night or turn around, your body doesn’t know when to be awake and when to sleep, causing fatigue.
Food allergies can cause fatigue. Certain foods can contribute to chronic fatigue. If you are sleepy after eating certain foods, you may be intolerant to that food.
THE CHRONIC FATIGA SYNDROME AND FIBROMIALGIA
These are conditions that can cause persistent and unexplained fatigue that interferes with daily activities for more than six months.
TREATMENT FOR FATIGUE
Because fatigue is a symptom of an underlying condition, treatment depends on the condition that is causing fatigue, regardless of whether it is physical, psychological, or a combination of both.
There may be a delay between the time the disease was treated and the severity of fatigue symptoms; some symptoms may resolve as soon as the underlying condition is treated.
For example, anemic people feel much better as soon as the red blood cell count increases, while those recovering from infectious mononucleosis may take weeks for their energy levels to return to normal.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FATIGUE
Take a look at your diet, it is very important if you want more energy in your daily life. Suggestions include:
Drink plenty of water, sometimes you feel tired simply because you are slightly dehydrated. A glass of water will help the trick, especially after exercise.
Be wary of caffeine: Anyone who feels tired should remove caffeine. The best way to do this is to gradually stop drinking all caffeinated beverages (which includes coffee, tea and cola drinks) over a three-week period. Try to stay caffeine-free for a month to see if you feel less tired without it.
Breakfast: Food boosts your metabolism and gives your body energy to burn. Your brain depends on glucose as fuel, so you should choose foods rich in carbohydrates such as cereals or wholemeal bread.
Try to get seven to eight hours of sleep each night. Go to bed at the same time. Make sure your mattress is comfortable, that the room is dark and cool enough, that your cell phone, TV is turned off.
If you still can’t sleep after making changes to your sleep environment, see a doctor to rule out a sleep disorder