What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is a health condition that affects your mental and physical health. Physical fatigue is mostly caused due to overwork or not taking enough rest. Also, physical fatigue may be caused by some underlying health conditions. On the other hand, mental fatigue is caused by not doing enough or not working hard enough. This type of fatigue can be out of boredom or lack of motivation.

What are the Symptoms of Fatigue?

The symptoms of fatigue include, Long-lasting drowsiness, Light-headedness, irritability, low appetite, decreased immunity, delusion, Blurred eyesight, etc.

What are the Causes of Fatigue?

Physical fatigue can be caused by several other ailments. You may experience fatigue due to low gastric fire. It can also be caused by weakness in your liver. Anemia can be a major cause of fatigue. A special type of virus, named Epstein-Barr virus may be one of the causes of Fatigue. Apart from that, lack of sleep and working too hard may cause this condition as well. When it comes to mental fatigue, low adrenal energy and stress are the major causes.

When to see a Doctor?

There are some obvious explanations for Fatigue. Such as unusual exertion, stress, lack of sleep, etc. These can make you reasonably exhausted. However, despite no such activities, if you still have a feeling of exhaustion or continue to feel unusually lethargic, sluggish, and drained of energy, your fatigue may be the cause of a more serious health condition and you need to visit a doctor for a check-up and proper diagnosis of your unexplained fatigue

Lifestyle Prevention of Fatigue

If the fatigue is caused by some obvious reasons and not by any underlying disease, then it can be prevented by following some preventive measures. The most important thing is to follow a healthy and balanced diet. Having a proper portion of multi nutrients as per your physical activity and health condition is very important. Daily working out will also help you prevent fatigue as your body will start adjusting with strenuous physical activity, hence you will not get tired easily. Drinking enough water is equally important as eating clean. So do not forget to drink water as per your body’s requirements. Sleeping at least 6 to 8 hours a day is very important to rest your body properly.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Fatigue

  • Triphala helps regulate excess Pitta in the body as well as eliminating toxins
  • Shatavari also reduces excess Pitta
  • Turmeric helps to prevent bouts of tiredness
  • Ashwagandha helps to calm and strengthen the nervous system
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Avi is an irreverent hard-core Engineer turned Marketer, who is focused on unveiling the secrets of Ayurveda, scientifically. His aim is to research Ayurveda, take what works, discard what's superseded by new discoveries, and in all increase in human knowledge.

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