Fatigue

In today’s fast-paced and stressful society, fatigue has become a familiar experience to many.

SOME COMMON CAUSES OF FATIGUE

  • overwork
  • poor sleep habits
  • stress
  • lack of exercise
  • poor diet
  • worry
  • boredom
  • depression
  • drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, tranquilizers and allergy and cold medications

WAYS TO BEAT FATIGUE

  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat a nutritious, well-balanced diet.
  • Learn ways to cope with stress.
  • Adjust your workload.
  • Do something you enjoy each day.
  • Stay away from alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, tranquilizers and allergy and cold medications.
  • Find time to relax.

WARNING SIGNS THAT FATIGUE MAY BE A SYMPTOM OF A SERIOUS PROBLEM:

Call your doctor if you experience either of the following symptoms along with fatigue.

  1. unexplained muscle weakness
  2. sudden, unplanned weight loss

 

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