Dr. David Nazarian
January 8, 2020
Should You Be Worried if You Are Fatigued All the Time?
Adulthood oftentimes coincides with being tired most of the time. Between career stress, building a family, personal relationships, and any anything else you’ve committed yourself to, you can often feel tired. Feeling tired is normal, but when you feel fatigued all of the time there may be an underlying issue that needs to be addressed. Below you will find a number of reasons why you may be feeling fatigued all the time and what you can do about it.
- Lack of Quality Sleep: Late night and early mornings will take a toll on your body and mind. It is recommended that adults get at least seven hours of sleep each night. If you have a family, a stressful career, or a busy schedule this may be difficult. Sleep deprivation can impact your mental clarity, make you prone to overeating, and can make you irritable. Focus on getting a good night’s rest by turning off your electronics one hour before bed, sleep in a dark and quiet room, and be in bed at least one hour before you need to be asleep to get a full night’s rest. If you are still tired after focusing on these self-care methods for healthy sleep, you may need to contact a professional.
- High Levels of Stress: Chronic stress can cause fatigue, digestive issues, muscle tension, and headaches. Stress causes major problems in your body including increased levels of cortisol and adrenaline. If you feel stressed all of the time, it can take a major toll on your body as you will be in a constant state of fight-or-flight. Depending on your personal situation, addressing stress is personal. Talk therapy, exercise, and asking for help from close friends and family is vital to getting yourself back to a state of calmness. While some stress is okay, chronic stress can lead to major issues both physically and mentally in the long run.
- Poor Diet: If you eat out a lot, skip meals, replace breakfast with coffee, or binge eat on the weekends, you are not doing yourself any favors. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is vital to your overall health. While you do not have to follow a strict diet or count calories, small changes to your current diet can improve your overall health. If you stop and get a frappuccino every day of the week instead of eating breakfast, try getting a smaller size and eat some fruit with it. Small, incremental changes can really impact your overall health.
- Hormonal Issues: Both men and women experience changes in hormones throughout their entire life. Hormonal changes, especially if they are unbalanced and untreated, can wreak havoc on your energy levels. Whether it’s your thyroid, low progesterone levels, or menopause, it’s important to get diagnosed and treated.
- Being Overweight or Obese: If you are at a heavier weight it can make you feel more tired. The more weight you carry, the harder your body has to work to complete everyday tasks like walking up the stairs or cleaning up the house. Losing weight can improve your energy levels. Just like with changing your diet, start slow. Start by taking fifteen minutes out of your lunch break to walk around the building. Build up by adding five minutes each week. If that won’t work or you don’t have time, park in the furthest parking spot from your building entrance so you can incorporate more steps into your day. Instead of coffee with a friend, walk around a local lake, park, or take a short hike. Building up your stamina can help increase energy levels and help you lose some weight.
- Mental Health: If you are feeling anxious or depressed it can suck the energy right out of you. Anxiety and depression are very real issues that need to be addressed. Everyone who experiences a mental health issues deserves the right treatment and care to get themselves feeling well again. Talk therapy, regular exercise, a healthy diet, and a solid support system can help with mental health issues. It’s important to contact your doctor and get help as soon as possible.
Everyone experiences those days where you feel more tired than usual. However, there is a difference between feeling tired every once in a while, and feeling chronic fatigue. For many people, these issues can be fixed with some self-care, lifestyle changes, and focusing on a work-life balance. If these don’t work, it’s important to talk to a medical professional to rule out any underlying health issues that may be causing the problem.
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If you are experiencing fatigue and think it may be related to your hormones, contact Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles. They provide Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy in Los Angeles which can drastically improve your life and get rid of the unwanted side effects of your hormonal imbalance issues. NHRT is helpful for those who need to replace lost hormones such as estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and estradiol. Contact Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles today for a consultation. Their staff is happy to assist you and get you back to feeling like yourself again!