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Causes and Cures for Chronic Fatigue

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Self Care Tidbits | 0 comments

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There are commonly a number of simple causes of fatigue.  If we could eliminate those causes, fatigue would normally disappear.

One of the most rarely understood cause of fatigue is Overeating.  We’re lead to believe generally that meals would be the very thing to help cure fatigue, but the reverse is actually the case.  While a heavier supper may enable some to sleep – the sleep of the drugged, it does not cause refreshment, putting the morning person in a partial stupor.

Too little exercise
is another common cause of fatigue!

Again it would appear that exercise would cause fatigue in itself.  Not so!  Moderate exercise actually invigorates the body.

As the out-of-condition person begins to exercise, chronic fatigue may disappear like magic. The less you do, the less you can do.  The more you do, the more you’re body wants to do and the more you are capable of doing.

Another cause of weakness and fatigue is the use of too little water.  Drinking water will perk you up just as a wilted flower perks up in water.  Chronic dehydration is often caused by diuretics such as coffee, tea, cola, chocolate and over-eating.  Eating concentrated, rich or heavy food or consuming protein food supplements promote chronic dehydration.

There are other conditions of the body associated with fatigue like thyroid problems, blood sugar problems and many chronic diseases.

You may feel fatigue if your blood iron or hemoglobin level is either too high from supplements or too low from not enough green foods.  Many people are aware that a low hemoglobin level is associated with fatigue, but it is the rare person who understands that rich, heavy blood also causes fatigue.  Pushing around the heavy blood is a tax on the heart and arteries and results in fatigue. In order to bring the hemoglobin down try these additives: more exercise, eating more fruits and vegetables prepared simply or eaten raw, avoidance of all rich or concentrated foods, avoidance of overeating, consumption of plenty of water and prevention of stresses.

Stressful stimuli are known to be fatigue producers include working in a noisy environment, being in a stressful or anxious state, having periods of lack of rest and depression. One of the first indications of depression is fatigue. Overweight, overwork and depression are often related and may cause fatigue.

An irregular schedule causes the body to not have the ability to control the expenditure of energy; this means fatigue.

Constipation uses up energy and can cause fatigue by the constant transmission of electrical signals from the gastrointestinal tract to the central nervous system.

Poor air, especially in the bedroom while sleeping is a common cause of early morning fatigue as well as headache. If exhaled impurities are taken again into the blood, the body must expend double energy to throw them off. Concentrated foods like refined oils, processed sugars and all dead animals are another cause of fatigue.

Because we are designed for pleasure the recovery time from certain fatigue is quick after the excesses of one’s pleasures.

Check your Medicine Cabinet.

Medication may also be a culprit of fatigue because the bottom line is that most medications can have fatigue as a side effect.

The label isn’t a certain determinant as to whether your medicine is causing your fatigue. If fatigue isn’t a relatively common side effect, it may not be listed. If you have become more tired since taking prescription or over the counter medication talk to your doctor or pharmacists about how to stop taking them.

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