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Chronic Fatigue Causes – Find The Energy You’ve Been Missing!

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Are you constantly tired? Does each day seem to drag on forever? Has napping on the couch become your go-to strategy for getting through each day? If this sounds familiar then you are in good company. Chronic fatigue is by far one of the most common problems in the world today. One out of every three Americans is poorly rested and suffer from chronic fatigue. Read on to learn about chronic fatigue causes that can prevent us from living our best life.


Those Sleepless Nights

Chronic Fatigue Causes - Having a sleepless nightPeople are being pulled in more directions than ever before by the technology we rely on to help us become more efficient so that we can work more efficiently and smarter. This kind of stress in our life can take a terrible toll on our minds and body.

Poor sleeping habits and sleep deprivation are the number one cause of chronic fatigue. People that do not sleep well are typically irritable, have more headaches, and have difficulty concentrating during the day. The average person requires 7 to 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep to maintain a constant level of alertness during the day. The chronic fatigue associated with sleep disorders can lead to or worsen stress, anxiety, and depression.

For more information see Natural Ways To Help With Sleep – Feeling Refreshed Every Morning!


The Power Of The MindChronic Fatigue Causes - The power of the mind

Just as chronic fatigue can cause or worsen stress, anxiety, and depression; the opposite is also true. People with generalized anxiety disorders or chronic depression are more likely to experience a loss of energy and motivation. Serious depression can lead to excessive amounts of daytime tiredness and a loss of desire to do all the things in life that you typically enjoy (anhedonia).


Let’s Get Physical

Chronic Fatigue Causes - Aerobics: Let's get physicalExercise – Exercise has been shown to be an excellent way to combat fatigue. You should strive to walk 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day, or more. Exercises that raise your heart rate and blood pressure will typically provide the most benefit. If you have medical issues then check with your healthcare provider before starting an exercise program. Consistency is important. Focus your workout schedule by exercising with friends, joining a gym, or using a personal trainer.


Listen To Your Body Talk

Chronic Fatigue Causes - A physical exam at your Doctor's office

It’s hard to exercise properly when you’re not feeling well. Chronic fatigue is often a sign of a physical problem caused by an underlying medical condition.

 

Common Medical conditions associated with chronic fatigue:

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -which can have a variety of causes
  • Infections – like a cold or the flu
  • Diabetes – especially if your blood sugar is too low or too high
  • An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) – which can lower your metabolic rate
  • Anemia – which can decrease the amount of oxygen carried to your brain
  • Sleep apnea – a condition that disrupts your sleep pattern throughout the night
  • Fibromyalgia – diminishes the effectiveness of your sleep and makes it non-restorative

For more information on medical conditions see Wikipedia: Fatigue.


Eat What You’re MissingChronic Fatigue Causes - Eat the healthy food you're missing

Healthy Diet – A healthy diet is a key starting point for the prevention or elimination of chronic fatigue. Eat a diet that includes protein, carbohydrates, fat, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Eat slow and have small portions. It is better to eat smaller portions during each meal, with healthy in-between snacks. Check with a dietitian or other qualified healthcare provider if you have a medical condition that requires a specific diet, like diabetes.

Protein – Fish, and poultry are good sources of meat protein. Beans, nuts, and seeds are also high in fiber. Low-fat dairy, as well as tofu and soy products, are excellent dietary alternatives. For information on how to supplement your diet with protein powder mixes go here.

Carbohydrates – Carbohydrates break down to a common type of sugar (glucose) in your body. Unrefined whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruit, and nuts are best. Avoid refined sugar products like sweets and candy.

Fat – Stick with good (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated) fats and sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Excellent choices are fatty fish, olives &olive; oil, nuts, soy-based products, and tofu. Avoid bad (saturated and trans) fats, which include things like fried foods, red meat, butter, margarine, lard, pastries, and other commercially made snacks.

Vitamins And Minerals – Eating right will provide you with the majority of the essential vitamins and minerals required to keep you energetic-feeling throughout the day. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies can be an underlying cause of chronic fatigue. Eat foods that are naturally high in B Complex Vitamins, Vitamin D, Iron, and Magnesium.


Your New Bundle Of JoyChronic Fatigue Causes - Having a baby can cause fatigue

Pregnancy – Fatigue is common, especially during the first and last part (trimester) of pregnancy. It is important to eat well, exercise, get plenty of rest, and be prepared to adjust your work schedule appropriately. Prenatal care with appropriate vitamin and mineral supplementation should be administered by a qualified healthcare professional. After childbirth, sleep deprivation can significantly worsen fatigue. Seek support for any feeling of anxiety and depression that may arise during or after pregnancy.


Final ThoughtsChronic Fatigue Causes - Final Thoughts on the subject

No matter how good we become at dealing with all that life has to offer, chronic fatigue can become a challenging reality. One of the best approaches to combating fatigue is to make a list of all the things in your daily routine that demand your attention. Begin each day by starting with the most important tasks and don’t stress about not being able to complete everything because tomorrow is another day.

Take care of your body and it will take care of you. Eat right, exercise, get plenty of sleep, and visit your healthcare provider regularly. Make a small part of each day about taking time for yourself to unwind and do the things you enjoy. Developing a hobby is a great way to add balance to your life. Spend time with your loved ones and friends. Reward yourself by planning vacations, trips, and other events that you can look forward to.


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Please let us know what’s on your mind in the comment section.

  • Do you have any tips or suggestions to share?
  • Do you know anyone dealing with chronic fatigue?
  • How are they dealing with the problem?

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14 thoughts on “Chronic Fatigue Causes – Find The Energy You’ve Been Missing!”

  1. I really like your site. It is so clean and easy to use.

    I am sitting here feeling tired. This is what I hear all the time so I believe that you have chosen a good topic. So many of us are tired. We don’t get enough exercise and we don’t eat properly. I did not read all the articles, but the ones I did cover a lot of the problems we face and were well written.

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    • Hi Bruce,

      I’m glad you enjoyed this article and my website! Fatigue may be number one in a shortlist of problems that people face on a daily basis. Learning some of the best ways to deal with chronic fatigue can have a significant impact on improving overall quality of life.

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  2. It’s amazing how we’ve come to accept that, in this fast-paced, technology-savvy world in which we live, feeling tired is normal, that it’s just the way things are! But if we want to enjoy our lives and really live to our full potential, then we can no longer accept tiredness as ‘normal’. We need to make the time to look after our physical and mental health by eating right and de-stressing ourselves. After all, we only have the one life to live!

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    • I couldn’t have said it better myself!

      Illness aside, a lot of fatigue is part of a lifestyle choice. Hard-working people need to make time to relax and enjoy their family & friends, which includes making time for all the things they like to do. Retired people who have worked hard for decades sometimes find it difficult to adjust to their new life and make it the positive experience they so richly deserve.

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  3. This is an absolute and timing Article. I have been feeling very tired since I woked up and not willing to do anyfthing before now. I didn’t do any tangible work over the Weekened but here I am feeling very tired. Could this be Chronic Fatigue please? However, I got some relieves after going through your Article because I have been away from regular excercise since the lockdown caused by the Pandemic (COVID-19). 

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    • Hi Kingsking,

      If I am understanding you correctly that your fatigue began this morning then it is very unlikely to be chronic in nature. Exercise might be the answer to your problem but if it persists, despite trying the suggestions in this article, then please consider consulting a qualified healthcare provider for a more thorough evaluation. Best of luck and I hope you feel better soon!

      Frank

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  4. Hello there,  thank you for this very detailed and informative post,  this is exactky what I am looking for, my wife is really suffering from chronic fatique as she is in her first trimester of her first pregnancy,  and this Is really strange to me,  but with the above tips in this article I have a better understanding of how to help her now. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Hi Jomata,

      Thank You for your comments. If the information in this article helps your pregnant wife then I would be absolutely elated! As you know, it is important for her to have routine prenatal checkups and take her prenatal vitamins. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your first child!

      Frank

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  5. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your article as it contains detailed information’s one can hold on to. I think eating these diets will really be of great help in situations like this, thanks for sharing this 

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    • Hi Philebur,

      I am thrilled that you found this article useful! You are most certainly correct that a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet is vital to both mental and physical well being. Stay well!

      Frank

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  6. what an intriguing article at work here on Chronic Fatigue Causes. The causes of chronic fatigue you (CFS) aren’t fully understood yet. Some theories include viral infection,psychological stress, or a combination of factors. Because no single cause has been identified, and because many other conditions produce similar symptoms, CFS can be difficult to diagnose it will be best to adhere to every preventive measures administered by your health care specialist to prevent it…

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    • Hi Evans,

      Yes, I fully agree with your assessment! Hopefully, some people will be able to find answers to their problem in this article but should never hesitate to consult their healthcare provider whenever necessary. No one should have to live with chronic fatigue without symptom relief or ruling out a potentially serious underlying cause.

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  7. Hey nice article you have there, your thoughts are indeed invaluable. Thanks for sharing such a timely information to the public. I have been experiencing fatigue lately and this has really got me worried, having gone through the various ways to remedy fatigue from this article, I will definitely employ every tips that is necessary to yield a positive results. Warm Regards 

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    • I’m so glad you found this information helpful! Hopefully, this article will help you find a solution to your problem. If you still have unexplainable fatigue then please consider consulting a qualified healthcare provider to be sure there is not a more serious underlying cause. I wish you the best of luck and hope you feel better soon!

      Frank

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