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Fatigue: Why am I so Tired?
Fatigue is a common health complaint. It is, however, one of the hardest terms to
define, and a symptom of many different conditions.
Fatigue is common. Around 20% of Americans claim to have fatigue intense enough to
interfere with their having a normal life. Physical causes are estimated at 20-60%, and
emotional causes are the other 40-80%. The challenge is how to tell what is causing
Disrupted sleep is a common cause of daytime fatigue. Worry, anxiety and depression
keep women of all ages on high alert, tossing and turning throughout the night. Hot
flashes and night sweats — caused by hormonal imbalance and resulting in disrupted
sleep — lead inevitably to fatigue. Adrenal insufficiency due to stress, poor diet choices,
or the effects of perimenopause on thyroid function and melatonin synthesis, also leads
directly to fatigue.
We often see women who have all these problems. It’s no wonder they feel tired all the
Poor diet and nutrition are often behind hormonal imbalance and the resulting lack of
energy. This is especially true of women who are yo-yo dieters or follow low-fat, high-
carb eating plans. These women often suffer from insulin resistance or hypoglycemia,
which disrupts their bodies’ glucose/energy metabolism. They get a burst of energy
from high-carb foods, but quickly wilt, and need to start the whole cycle again. Not to
mention the damage this does to thyroid function over time.
New research published in the Journal of Clinical Pathology suggests that chronic
fatigue syndrome is linked to a stomach enterovirus. Enteoviruses include: herpes
viruses, Epstein-Barr, and Coxsackie virus.
Other causes of fatigue are yeast overgrowth, subclinical bacterial infections, food
allergies, dental mercury, and toxic overload from pesticides, insecticides and the like.
You can fight fatigue naturally by getting to the root cause of your fatigue and
employing simple steps to regain your health.
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