Fatigue – Are you tired all the time?


Do you fall into bed at the end of the day and despite getting rest wake up the next morning feeling unrefreshed and fatigued, then drag yourself through the day exhausted, depressed and unable to enjoy life? These are common symptoms that left untreated can become chronic and debilitating.

Many people are told there is nothing wrong with them and are usually recommended an antidepressant which may mask the symptom but ultimately will not resolve the issue.

What Causes Fatigue?

Common things that may lead to fatigue include:

  • Low iron and nutrient levels
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestion and liver issues
  • Excess body fat
  • Unstable blood sugars
  • Bad dietary and lifestyle choices
  • Stress and mood changes
  • Toxicity
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction(energy production)

As you can see there are lots of reasons as to why you may feel fatigued. When your body systems are not working at their optimum levels it can affect you physically and mentally ultimately affecting all aspects of your life.

Some key nutrients that are beneficial to energy production include:

  • Magnesium
  • Malic acid
  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Lipoic acid
  • Iron

These along with dietary advice, exercise and herbal medicine preparations can benefit and encourage your body to recharge and feel vital.

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For a comprehensive assessment and individually tailored treatment plan make an appointment to see me at Spinal and Sports clinic.

Mattia Sarpa BHs – Naturopath