Causes Of Fatigue

Some people do not feel refreshed and energetic in spite of taking adequate sleep. These people may feel lack of energy for the whole day, which may remarkably hamper their efficiency to do work and complete their task timely. Such people are said to suffer from a common problem called fatigue.

Generally, people do not pay attention to this problem thinking that it is the result of their busy schedule and overwork. But there may be some other underlying causes for fatigue too! Though the exact causes of fatigue are not clear yet, some obvious causes that may result in fatigue can be listed. Some common causes of fatigue have been given below.

Fatigue is a common problem related to women, who are in the pre-menopause or menopause stages. In these cases, the most common cause of fatigue is the hormonal imbalances that occur during these phases in the body of the women. It has been found that approximately eighty percent women in these two phases suffer from fatigue. Women undergoing menopause or pre-menopause phases experience night sweats, and hot flashes that interrupt sleep and eventually lead to fatigue.

Another common cause of fatigue is the underactive thyroid condition, which is also known as hypothyroidism. It has been seen that people suffering from this condition usually experience depression, lethargy and fatigue. Most people, who suffer from hypothyroidism condition, do not get diagnosed with this problem timely and hence fatigue continues to exhaust them.

Changes taking place in life can also result in physical as well as mental fatigue. Today, life of major part of the human population has become very stressful. Stress is one of the most common causes of fatigue in today’s time. Stress caused by divorce, bitterness in relationship, unemployment, loss in business, etc can lead to chronic fatigue. Grief and bereavement caused due to loss of near and dear ones can also result in fatigue.

Unhealthy diet can also be one of the common causes of fatigue. Some food substances such as alcohol, caffeine, and artificial sweeteners can also lead to fatigue. Some people try to overcome their lethargy and fatigue by increasing the intake of coffee. This may produce adverse effect and increase fatigue further. People often tend to go on ‘yo-yo’ dieting. This may slow down their metabolism and increase insulin resistance, which eventually leads to fatigue.