Fatigue is quickly becoming one of the most common issues that adults are experiencing. Fatigue is a subjective feeling that can have mental, emotional and/or biochemical causes. In many cases, fatigue can accompanies chronic diseases or make us more susceptible for developing health issues. In some cases, fatigue can be caused by over taxing our body’s resources by going past our natural rhythms and continuing to work past healthy limits.
In the case of physical fatigue, one might notice a sense of fatigue while performing an activity, such as a twinge in their knees. Instead of stopping and stretching, they might keep working until the project is complete instead of stopping when the body requests it.
In mental fatigue we might keep working at the computer or on a project even thought we may notice a decrease in productivity, clear thinking and impaired cognition.
Either situation can lead to biochemical exhaustion by drawing on the body’s stress mechanisms to make up the difference. For instance, we utilize hormones such as cortisol or epinephrine and norepinephrine from our adrenal glands, to allow us to keep going. These stress hormones, over time, can cause the glands to be taxed and deplete our internal resources for dealing with stress down the line.
Symptoms of Fatigue include:
- Tired or sleepiness
- Difficulty starting or maintain energy for an activity
- Difficulty concentrating and or memory problem
Our team will work with you to assess the cause of your condition and then provide the best course of treatment. The most effective treatments, depending on the cause of your individual problem, are: