Do you find yourself getting tired from little exertion very soon? Or are you always complaining about being too tired or too lethargic?
This regular and frequent feelings of tiredness and exhaustion are what we call “fatigue.” Fatigue is caused by a number of reasons that include poor diet, hormonal imbalances, and stress.
These feelings of tiredness are also usually associated with CFS or chronic fatigue syndrome. Symptoms of CFS include:
- Impaired memory
- Low concentration
- Joint and body pains
- Bad quality sleep
CFS is a serious condition and cannot be simply treated with better sleep or diet. However, you can overcome general fatigue and low energy levels with better sleep and improved diet.
What causes fatigue?
- Poor diet
Your diet impacts your overall health. The kinds of foods you consume on a regular basis have a definite impact on your energy levels. Foods that are highly processed and artificial lack the proper nutrients your body needs to function. If the food you consume is low in nutrients such as vitamins and proteins, your bodily functions will not work properly.
You should remove unhealthy, processed or unnatural foods from your diet. And replace them with nutrient-rich foods such as nuts, whole grains, raw vegetables, fruits such as apples, meat and fish, egg yolks and dark chocolate.
- Imbalance in blood sugar levels
When the sugar levels in your blood are irregular and fluctuate, your energy levels also fluctuate.
If you are consuming foods rich with carbs and sugars, your blood sugar level will increase. This condition is called hyperglycemia. In this situation, your body produces more insulin and that removes sugar from your blood. This results in lower sugar levels in the blood and hence your body faces fluctuation in energy levels. This up and down in the blood sugar level will not only cause fluctuating energy levels but may as well lead to serious health issues like diabetes.
- Hormonal imbalances
Hormones like testosterone are present in both males and females. Even though testosterone is a male hormone and plays a role in male sexual characteristics and reproduction, it has an impact on energy levels in both men and women.
Testosterone imbalance is a result of chronic diseases such as HIV and type 2 diabetes.
- Lack of activity and exercise
An unhealthy lifestyle that consists of no or very less physical activity can lead to stiffness and intolerance to exercise of exertion.
Exercise and physical activity will solve a number of problems for you. Exercising has been proved to be a mood uplifter as it increases endorphins. Exercise will also help in recovering from hormonal imbalance and will improve your sleep quality.
- Dysfunctional mitochondria
Mitochondria is the powerhouse of all your body cells. If this is dysfunctional, your whole body’s energy levels will suffer.
Anemia is a condition where the level of red blood cells is lower than required. This can lead to extreme levels of fatigue and tiredness. RBCs provide oxygen and energy to the whole body. If the number of RBCs is not enough, the energy level will also be low.
How to overcome fatigue
All the mentioned factors of fatigue are interlinked, and they trap you in an endless cycle. To fight fatigue, there are a number of treatments including IV vitamin therapy. Other treatments including supplements and antidepressant may as well be used. But these will merely treat the symptoms and not the cause.
Advanced Cyro NYC offers a great option of treatments to choose from including IV fluids and IV drip therapy. They have specialized and highly qualified doctor and practitioners that will help you recover from your condition.