The 6 most common causes of fatigue and how you can get your energy back

One of the most common health complaints in our modern world is fatigue. People very often feel drained,depleted, tired and worn out. The question to ask yourself is these symptoms so persistent that they are now just part of your life?

Fatigue can seriously affect a person’s quality of life and well being. It can have negative effects of all aspects of life including family life, relationships, social life and work performance. Fatigue symptoms
can be part of numerous health conditions such as hypothyroidism, sleep apnea, adrenal fatigue, proper methylation, vitamin deficiencies and mineral deficiencies. It is also very much related to poor diet and lifestyle factors. Addressing dietary factors and lifestyle is a very important first step.

Many people consider fatigue as a normal part of a busy life, for many it has persisted for so long they don’t even remember when it started. In fact most people don’t even know in today’s world what it truly feels like to feel great and full of energy.

To try and sort through what is causing your fatigue like I said, start with life style and dietary factors. The next thing to look at would be your sleep schedule. Are you getting enough sleep, is it well rested sleep? If that all looks good then further testing may need to be done to get to the root cause to uncover if you are suffering from hypo-thyroid. Go back and read my blog post on thyroid to sort though the issue.

It is also important to know if you fatigue has any other signs or symptoms such as:

  • Loss of memory or concentration
  • Unexplained muscle or joint pain
  • Extreme exhausting lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental activity
  • If exercise if increasing your fatigue
  • If you suffer from any gut issues
  • Headaches
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

Many of these symptoms are common in today’s world but they certainly are not normal.

Some additional causes of fatigue can also be an autoimmune disease, inflammation, chronic infection, iron deficiency anemia or an anemia driven by lack of necessary B vitamins. The bottom line is you don’t want to ignore symptoms of fatigue especially if they are coupled with the other symptoms I mentioned. You want to find out the root cause and take care of it. If left untreated and ignored it will most likely turn into something more serious down the road. It is easier to find and fix it now rather than wait, chances are your fatigue is not going away. You can start with a simple blood test with a functional blood chemistry analysis where all issues I mentioned will be able to be easily discovered and specific solutions given so you are on a new path of optimal, long time health that has you full of
energy!