Have you ever wondered why you are always tired even after getting the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep most nights? Well exhaustion has become so common that majority of the world population now report feeling tired most days of the week. All the fatigue helps explain why more and more people are turning to energy drinks, sugary coffees, and others to remain awake and alert during the day.
Fatigue is a common symptom of several conditions and serious diseases, but in most cases, it is caused by simple lifestyle factors. I always recommend that you speak to your healthcare practitioner or doctor if you are suffering from chronic fatigue but here are the most common culprits of exhaustion, and how to treat them.
Our thyroid hormone controls our metabolism so extreme tiredness, fatigue, and just feeling wiped out — these are common symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland. Thyroid disease is common especially for women. The best move you can make to get a bounce back if you have hypothyroidism is to get your thyroid hormone levels back on track.
2. Iron deficiency
Iron plays a vital role in our health and wellbeing. if your body doesn't have enough iron it cannot produce enough healthy oxygen carrying red blood cells. Iron deficiency alone even without anemia is thought to be a cause of chronic fatigue.
3. Insulin resistance
65 - 70% of the world population has insulin resistance and is not even aware. The standard diet, high in simple sugars and processed food is notorious for causing problems with blood sugar regulation. Eating a meal loaded with sugar and refined carbs (like white flour) can cause you to experience wild swings in blood sugar. Large blood sugar swings make you feel tired, irritable, and hungry for more quickly absorbed sugars.
4. Wrong food
We are all different in terms of our body types, our metabolism as well as blood groups, it is important that we consume the right kind of food and that which suits our body types. Fatigue could be a cause of simply the food we consume. If you’re chronically tired, unmotivated or having difficulty concentrating, ruling out medical causes and considering contributing psychological conditions is important. However, don’t forget that often our feelings of wellness and energy stem from the foods we use to power our bodies.