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Possible Causes of Chronic Fatigue

The causes of chronic fatigue may be different. Lack of energy at the end of the working day is considered the norm. It will be enough to sleep to overcome it. But it happens that after a good sleep, you feel overwhelmed, tired.

My Canadian Pharmacy specifies some possible reasons why you feel weak and apathetic:

  • lack of vitamins and vital elements. This is primarily about vitamins of category B, D, C, potassium, iron, magnesium, iodine, etc. To determine what exactly your body lacks, you must pass blood tests. The vitamins and biological trace elements necessary for the body are contained in food, which means that if they are deficient, the right solution may be to arrange a proper diet. In any case, you should consult a specialist.
  • hormonal imbalance. Hormone imbalance in women and men may have external and internal signs. Drowsiness and fatigue – one of the most non-severe manifestations. If together with fatigue, you observe headaches, frequent irregular menstruation (in women), excessive sweating, mood changes, sudden weight changes, etc, you should contact a specialist. In no case, self-medication won’t help you. Most often, hormonal failure is caused by thyroid gland malfunction.
  • depression. The symptomatic picture of the depression is diverse and may have signs of serious diseases: a feeling of heaviness in the chest, headaches, nausea, irritability, lack of appetite, or, conversely, a tendency to overeating. A person suffering from depression is haunted by negative thoughts, reduced self-esteem, a feeling of being useless and lack of interest in life.
  • vegetative dystonia. This is a complex of serious symptoms, among which there is dizziness, heart problems, insomnia, indigestion, etc.
  • colds, flu accompanied by high fever, joint pain and general malaise.
    Acute body pain – one of the signs of the presence of inflammatory processes in the body.
  • heart problems. These symptoms are difficult to diagnose at home. Constant weakness doubled with cardiac pain is a clear reason to visit a cardiologist.
  • diabetes. Consultation with a specialist and a comprehensive examination are required to identify this disease. Diabetes is a very severe disease, and the sooner the diagnosis is established, the more likely to avoid serious consequences.
  • anemia. This disease is characterized by a decrease in hemoglobin, as a result of which oxygen starvation develops.


Anemia, according to My Canadian Pharmacy staff, is one of the main causes of chronic fatigue and minor ailments. It is characterized as a conditionĀ in which a deficiency of red blood cells and a decrease in hemoglobin in the blood take place. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood red color. It helps cells deliver oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.

The human body suffering from anemia simply does not receive enough oxygen, which causes general weakness, fatigue, mood swings and mental problems.

Common symptoms of anemia

Here are some of the most common symptoms of anemia that adults typically experience:

  • fatigue, general weakness, lack of energy;
  • pale skin;
  • fast or irregular heartbeat;
  • shortness of breath, trouble breathing;
  • chest pains;
  • dizziness;
  • reduced concentration;
  • lowering body temperature;
  • headaches.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a chronic disease characterized by extreme fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months. This disease is difficult to diagnose.

Symptoms of this weakness are:

  • joint pain;
  • muscle pain;
  • poor concentration;
  • memory loss;
  • enlarged lymph nodes;
  • headaches;
  • tremor;
  • high sweating;
  • digestive disorders (eg, irritable bowel syndrome);
  • insomnia;
  • psychological disorders;
  • reduced immunity.

As a rule, people of the age group from 25 to 45 years, as well as adolescents experiencing stress are prone to chronic fatigue. People experiencing frequent stresses in professional and personal spheres are at risk zone.

The feeling of stuffiness and lack of air is another problem for residents of large cities and often the cause of weakness, loss of strength and the development of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Do you often open windows to air the room in which you work or live? Usually, even after careful airing within a couple of hours, the CO2 concentration returns to its previous value. As a result, we again can feel a lack of fresh air.

Keeping the windows open all the time would be an ideal solution, but we cannot do this constantly because of adverse weather and poor environmental conditions.

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