Chronic Fatigue - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

Do you feel tired all the time? Are you constantly feeling drained, no matter how many hours of sleep you get every night? If so, you may, unfortunately, be an individual suffering from chronic fatigue.

If you have never heard of this condition before, you might be confused right now. Don’t worry - keep reading to learn all about this kind of fatigue. 

What Is Chronic Fatigue?

Chronic Fatigue - Symptoms, Treatment & Causes

Fatigue is something everyone undergoes at some point throughout their day. For example, when you get home from a long day, finish a hard workout or finish a long walk, you will experience fatigue and feel tired from the energy you exerted. It is, of course, natural to feel exhausted from strenuous activities.

However, if you feel this tiredness all the time, even without undergoing physical activities, you may be experiencing chronic fatigue.

This condition is where an individual is constantly tired and weary, even when getting enough rest. As a result, they will have lowered ability to conduct activities that they were once able to participate in, mental and physical activities worsen the problem, and they also have issues sleeping. 

Symptoms Of Fatigue

Roughly 16,000-20,000 New Zealanders suffer from this form of fatigue. If you identify with the following symptoms, you may be one of them.

You are tired All The Time. If you constantly find yourself tired or wanting to go back to bed, even though you have not participated in strenuous activity or even if you had just woken up, this can be concerning.

One of the most prominent symptoms of chronic fatigue is being regularly tired, even if you have seemingly done nothing to expend your energy. Unfortunately, this symptom can have a negative impact on your productivity in everyday life. 

Memory And Thinking Issues. Have you ever gone into a room, only to immediately forget why you were there? While this happening occasionally is natural, if it constantly happens every day, this could be a sign of fatigue.

Fatigue can result in the individual having trouble recalling memories or issues thinking correctly. Just like being tired all of the time, this can negatively affect your life.

Issues Worsen When Standing Or Sitting. If you find that your tiredness or memory difficulties worsen when you stand up or sit down, this could also be a symptom. 

Treatment For Fatigue

If you suspect that you suffer from chronic fatigue, you have a handful of options to choose from. While there is no solution that will instantly bring back your energy and restore you to your normal state, there are programmes you can participate in that have a chance of improving your condition. 

First of all, the best way you can assess your situation is to speak to a professional. If you would like an expert’s opinion, our Beat Fatigue consultants will be happy to talk to you about your situation. If you are interested, we also offer free five minute consultations.

During our programme, we will first assess your situation. Then, we will try to determine if you have fatigue through questionnaires, state of the art hair follicle assessment, blood oxygen tests, and thyroid tests.

After that, we will design a plan for you that includes diet, medication, exercise and lifestyle habits that will help you avoid stress and boost your energy. You may choose to take supplements and even receive help dealing with emotional factors that may be worsening your symptoms.

We offer a three-month, six-month, or twelve-month programme for you to choose from. Reversing your symptoms will take time, so we encourage you to keep working on yourself to improve your life.

Alternatively to medication or supplements, you can also try to improve your condition naturally. You can make several different changes in your life to improve your energy levels; let us help you on your journey to a more active life. 

Causes Of Fatigue

Although we have constructed programmes to help individuals suffering from chronic fatigue fight their symptoms, no one really knows the specific cause of this form of fatigue. However, the reason is most likely a combination of lifestyle and environmental factors, nutrition, stress, compromised immune system, or compromised Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) axis.

Whatever the cause, this condition will cause your cells to produce less cellular energy and result in you having reduced energy for your daily activities.

Think You Have Chronic Fatigue? Contact Us Now!

If those symptoms sound familiar, you can take our free fatigue questionnaire or book a free 5 minute consult. To learn more or to get help, contact us at +64 (09) 488 0208.

At Beat Fatigue, we help New Zealanders identify their types of fatigue and lead them to a better life. Let us help you regain your energy and once again find zest for life.

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