Fatigue that goes beyond a temporarily busy period in your life is characterized by unrelenting exhaustion, which persists regardless of how much rest you get.
Fatigue saps you of your energy, motivation, and concentration, impairing your ability to tend to even the simplest of tasks. Fatigue at this level is typically more than physical weariness; it also affects your mental health, leaving you:
There are many reasons that you may experience fatigue, which fall into three categories:
Often, lifestyle habits contribute enormously to the presence of fatigue, such as:
There are hundreds of conditions and illnesses that affect your energy level. Some of the main culprits are:
Fatigue is one of the most common byproducts of many mental disorders or conditions, including:
Since some of these conditions may be present simultaneously, it’s often tricky to find a single source of your fatigue. Fatigue is rarely a primary condition, but a symptom of something else, and getting to the bottom of the primary condition is paramount.
Because of the sheer number of possible causes of fatigue, it’s imperative to have a comprehensive medical work up to begin finding the root of the problem. Chronic fatigue can be caused by
Doctors use treatments for fatigue that range from lifestyle changes — like better diet and more exercise — to aggressively correcting the underlying medical issues causing the condition. Usually, effective treatment is a multipronged approach that includes addressing the cause, as well as treating the symptom by every means possible.
The team at Men’s Health Chicago works hard to diagnose the origin of your fatigue to come up with a treatment plan that best suits your situation. If fatigue is wreaking havoc on your life, call Men’s Health Chicago or book an appointment online.
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