What Are The Most Common Causes Of Fatigue Today, And Why Am I So Tired?
What are the most common causes of fatigue today? First of all, let's find out the answer to this: What is fatigue?
Fatigue has been described as a state of exhaustion, tiredness, or lethargy. It can be either physical or mental, or a combination of both. It is not the same as drowsiness, which is a tendency to fall asleep, although you may be fatigued and drowsy at the same time. Can you relate to the young man below who is trying to fight fatigue with lots of coffee? Looks like a coffee crash to me!
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Fatigue is pretty common nowadays. Most of us have experienced it at some point in our life, and we can manage it, but for some of us, fatigue interferes with our normal quality of life. If this is true of us, we may need to find out what the common causes are, to see if we can get our health and vitality back!
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When you can't keep up with your normal routine due to lack of energy, you are probably suffering from one or more of the most common causes of fatigue.
If you cannot keep up with your physical routine because you are too tired to carry it out, then you are likely suffering from physical fatigue.
If you are having trouble focusing your thoughts or staying awake, then you are likely dealing with emotional fatigue. Any combination of the above may be manifest as both physical and emotional fatigue.
If just reading about it is making you tired, read on! There is light at the end of this tunnel.
The most common causes of fatigue may be traced to our routine, or our habits in everyday life. So they may be a reflection of our lifestyle, or have emotional or medical aspects to them, or a combination of these factors.
The most common causes of fatigue may be classified as either Physical or Emotional. Within the physical category, we will also consider the sub-categories of physical illness or infection, and medications. So why are you so tired? See if you can figure out from the lists below:
Medications - there are several medications that can contribute to the most common causes of fatigue.
Common Causes of Fatigue: Medications:
Prescription pain medicines
Other prescription medications- check labels carefully and consult with your pharmacist or physician for possible side effects
The second category of the most common causes of fatigue are emotional.
Common Causes of Fatigue: Emotional:
Anhedonia- lack of desire or pleasure in life
Lack of sleep/sleep disturbances
These are some of the common causes of fatigue. They can be classified as physical and emotional causes. Some of these most common causes of fatigue may cause both physical and mental fatigue, such as the case with grief, depression, stress, and anxiety.
If you are suffering from some of these causes of fatigue, take heart. You are in good company. I along with several of my good friends have found
ways to deal with fatigue
and get our energy and vitality back.