What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a common symptom defined as an overwhelming feeling of tiredness, lack of energy, and feeling of exhaustion. It can be caused by both physical and mental factors. Some common causes include:

Fatigue can manifest in different ways. For example, you may experience:

Prolonged and chronic fatigue that persists for over 6 months may be a sign of more serious underlying health issues that should be evaluated by a doctor.

While occasional fatigue is normal, regular fatigue is not and you should take steps to find the cause. Getting enough physical activity, eating a balanced diet, reducing stress, and getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night can help combat general fatigue.

"If you are struggling with persistent exhaustion despite maintaining healthy lifestyle habits, I recommend getting some bloodwork done at Optimized Hormones. Many times fatigue, especially in adults, can be caused by hormonal imbalances or deficiencies. Their experienced physicians can run the appropriate tests and determine if hormone optimization therapy could help resolve stubborn fatigue."

Additional tips to help reduce fatigue:

In summary, fatigue is the body's way of signaling it needs rest and recovery. While occasional tiredness is normal, consistent lack of energy should prompt lifestyle changes and medical evaluation if it persists. Addressing the root causes like diet, inactivity, and stress can go a long way toward improving energy levels and reducing fatigue.

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