Chronic Fatigue: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

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fatigueChronic fatigue is characterized by extreme tiredness, often with no clear cause. Further compounding the problem, there is no single test that can be used to diagnose the disorder. Unfortunately, many patients are turned away by their doctors due to the complexity in treating fatigue and lack of treatment options in western medicine.

The largest problem with treating chronic fatigue is that it could be a symptom of another disorder, thus requiring extensive testing in order to find the cause. Most physicians do not understand this and fail to order the necessary testing for their patients.

Fatigue is Complicated, But Not Impossible to Treat

Just to show how complex fatigue is, these are just a few of the possible causes of your constant sleepiness:

  • Stress
  • Toxins / environmental pollution
  • Genetic / Methylation problems
  • Hormone issues
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Inflammation
  • Cancer
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Mental illness including neurotransmitter issues

As you can see, chronic fatigue is complicated and the solution isn’t to just “get more sleep” or “drink caffeine”, as some medical professionals have said.  Because the causes vary, so will the treatment. However, most treatment plans will include dietary changes, supplements, and exercise.

Remember – you don’t have to be stuck half-awake forever. You can experience the joys of an energy-filled life. If you’re experiencing an excessive lack of energy, seek out a chronic fatigue doctor for help.

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