Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning? You feel exhausted even before noon and are you just waiting to finish the day so you can get back to bed? Are you constantly exhausted and you do not have the desire to practice activities purely for pleasure? Do you only do what you are forced to do, because you do not have energy for more? If all of this describes you and your everyday life, it means you are suffering from fatigue. Fatigue is common. We all experienced it at some point in our lives. Some successfully managed to defeat him, but some face him daily. To cope with fatigue, you need to know why it appears and eliminate or alleviate the causes.
The body needs fluids. Whether you practice sports often or you are in a sedentary position, your body needs water. When you feel thirsty, you have already brought the body to a degree of dehydration, and fatigue is one of the signs of dehydration. How to deal with? Drink water all day long, not suddenly. Urine should have a bright color. If you exercise, drink more fluids than usual. The same goes for hot summer days also.
- Sleep problems:
Probably the first reason that comes to mind when you think of fatigue is the lack of quality sleep. And rightly so. The lack of good sleep reflects negatively on concentration and health. Apart from lack of sleep, sleep apnea disorders may be the cause of fatigue. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes an immediate stopping of breathing multiple times at night. If you suffer from sleep apnea, whenever you stop breathing, you wake up long enough to break your sleep, and this often happens without knowing. Well, no matter how long you sleep, you feel tired. Most commonly, this condition occurs in overweight women. How to deal with? There are many ways to provide a good sleep. Adults need to sleep 7-8 hours each day. If you suffer from apnea, seek advice from a doctor. He will recommend changes in lifestyle, such as slimming or quitting cigarettes.
- Insufficient or irregular diet:
Women often hold strict diets in order to improve their appearance. Eating a little food makes the body have a lack of energy and it’s normal to get fatigued. Irregular diet is also a major problem that can lead to exhaustion. But sometimes the food you expect to receive energy can bring you exactly the opposite. Certain foods in some people may contribute to fatigue. If you suspect that some foods “suck” your energy, try to eliminate it from your diet. How to deal with? Do not hold strict diets and feed yourself balanced many times a day. Snacks can help to restore lost energy.
People suffering from anemia have hemoglobin deficiency, which carries oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body. And when tissues and organs do not get enough oxygen, fatigue occurs. Anemia may occur due to high blood loss (abundant menstruation, childbirth, internal bleeding) or due to iron deficiency, folic acid or vitamin B12. Dizziness and irritability are obvious symptoms of anemia. This condition can be detected through a blood test. How to deal with? If your doctor confirms that you suffer from anemia and if the cause is iron deficiency, then you will probably be advised to take iron tablets and consume more iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, red meat and liver.
- Too much caffeine:
A normal reaction is to focus on coffee in the morning in order to regain energy and to awaken Caffeine in a moderate dose can improve concentration and alertness, but if consumed in larger amounts, it can lead to increased blood pressure, rapid heart rhythm, and fatigue. How to deal with? Start gradually lowering your caffeine consumption. Do not stop suddenly entering caffeine, because it will create stress on the body and may cause more fatigue. But do not forget that except coffee and chocolate, tea and carbonated drinks contain caffeine too.
- Hypothyroidism (insufficiently active thyroid gland):
The thyroid gland is a small butterlike gland located at the base of the neck and controls the metabolism. When the gland is insufficiently active, you feel exhausted, and sometimes depressed. Thyroid disease is a major problem for women and often remains undiagnosed. How to deal with? If the thyroid gland is the cause of your fatigue, then appropriate therapy prescribed by a doctor will help you to alleviate it.
- Infection of the urinary tract:
Very often women find that the only signs of the presence of urinary tract infection are a common need for urination and a burning sensation during urination. But, in some women, the obvious symptoms do not appear and the infection remains unnoticed. Fatigue is one of the symptoms of the presence of urinary tract infection. How to deal with? If you suspect that it is possible to suffer from this type of infection, the urine analysis will give you the required response. These infections are easily treated, usually with the help of antibiotics.