One way or another have experienced this state in everyday life after a serious, hard work and lack of sleep. Usually goes away after fatiguegood rest and sleep. If symptoms persist, it means that your body wants to know that he is sick.
Long periods of fatigue may be a sign of a serious disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), mainly affects women. CFS attacks often occur after undergoing viral diseases, but the causes of CFS had still not clear.
Causes of fatigue
- Fatigue may be due to the ingestion of certain drugs such as cold medicine, cough and motion sickness, antihistamines and allergy medications, sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, contraceptives, and antihypertensives,- Diseases in which difficulty breathing, for example chronic bronchitis, asthma and emphysema,- Heart failure, where the heart is slightly reduced and performs its function fully,- Depression and anxiety, bad mood, apprehension,- Sleep disorders and nutrition.
Fatigue is often the case in a month after suffering a viral infection, and may be an early symptom of some serious diseases (hepatitis, cancer, diabetes, anemia, heart disease, hypoglycemia, obesity, hypothyroidism, mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, alcoholism, sleep disturbances).
Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome
State of exhaustion often goes away after a weekend or holiday. Often you just need to give your body a rest, and it will start working again in full force.
Consult your doctor if you are concerned about long-term state of strong fatigue.
The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, except the exhaustion include:
- Loss of memory and ability to concentrate,- Pharyngitis,- Inflamed lymph nodes in the neck and armpit,- Unexplained muscle pain,- Pain in the joints, and they are not swollen and the skin over them does not blush,- Severe headaches,- Sleep problems,- Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after normal working or school day.
Sometimes CFS is difficult to diagnose, because its symptoms similar to the symptoms of many other diseases. First, your doctor will have to rule out all other possible diseases. The criterion for the diagnosis of CFS is chronic fatigue lasting 6 months or more, and 4-8 of the above symptoms. CFS is often accompanied by depression.
What you can do
Organize your time properly. Get up early and you will not have to start the day in a hurry and with a sense of fatigue. Learn to delegate something else, especially when your life and so it is enough responsibilities and actions.
Be physically active. Try at least 30 minutes a day on physical exercise. Do not exercise before going to bed, it can break it, and in the morning you feel tired. The optimum amount of sleep time.
Most people to sleep, requires 6-8 hours. If you feel the strength and desire to work, then you have slept enough. Well, if during the day you can manage to get some sleep. This can be especially useful for adolescents with their hectic pace of life and the elderly, who sleep less deep. However, avoid daytime sleep, if after you will not be able to sleep at night.
Do not start smoking. Smoking breaks the supply of oxygen in your body, replacing oxygen or deadly carbon monoxide. If you smoke for a long time, then give up this bad habit will not be easy. Still, at least try to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked.
Eat as little as possible of caffeine and alcohol. Alcohol acts as a depressant, it brings only fatigue, do not add strength. Caffeine will give a temporary rapid rise of activity followed by cutting fatigue.
Choose an appropriate power supply: some people work better after a light snack, while others may only work closely eating. Avoid fatty foods, as fat processed slower than carbohydrates, and this may reduce your activity.
During the day, make small breaks.
Go on vacation, or at least turn off the phone and relax at home.
How can I watch TV less. If you look at it, to relax, sooner or later you may find that you are in a slow and sluggish state. Try to relax more actively, for example, walk or read. Find a way to calm yourself. Listen to relaxing music, say a phrase or prayer that gives you a sense of calm. Imagine yourself on the coast, in the mountains or in any other place in the world where you feel good.What can a doctor
The doctor can determine systematic violations that cause fatigue. The doctor will examine, prescribe the necessary diagnostic studies.Effective treatment for CFS does not exist, but the treatment of the symptoms may improve your condition. If the doctor finds it necessary, he may prescribe painkillers or antidepressants.
A specialist in the field of rehabilitation medicine teach you plan a day to use the time usefully. Perhaps you need a psychologist.
Prevention of fatigue- Exercise regularly, it improves the functioning of the heart, lungs and muscles trains- Get a hobby, so as not to get bored in your free time,- Meet friends, go to exhibitions, theater,- Define what's bothering you, and little by little to solve their problems,- Learn to relax and manage stress, you can help breathing exercises, muscle relaxation exercises, massage or meditation,- Try not to use sleeping pills because they have many negative effects and can be addictive,- Give up alcohol and cigarettes.