4 reasons why we feel tired in life.
Fatigue is a common symptom that also occurs from time to time in healthy people. There are four main reasons for this: firstly, the intensity of work; secondly, the physical condition is not very good or there are underlying diseases; thirdly, stress or urgent emergencies, such as examinations, may also lead to fatigue; fourthly, seasonal factors, such as fatigue easily in winter and spring, summer and autumn. These fatigues can be gradually adjusted through rest. However, there is a kind of fatigue that cannot be improved after rest, which may be caused by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS ) is a group of syndromes characterized by persistent or recurrent events of fatigue, accompanied by a variety of neurological and psychiatric symptoms, but without organic or psychiatric disorders. It is characterized by two main features: first, the fatigue lasts for a long period of time (more than 6 months), neither because of doing a lot of work nor because of suffering from other diseases. More importantly, the fatigue does not diminish after stopping work or taking a break, and the fatigue remains after doing nothing, thus having a significant impact on daily life and work. Secondly, it is often accompanied by other problems such as post-exercise discomfort, lack of energy recovery after sleep, impaired short-term memory, muscle pain, joint pain (without redness or swelling), sore throat, and headaches.
The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are still unclear, and are closely related to the disorders of neurological, endocrine, immune, digestive, circulatory and other systems caused by long-term excessive mental and physical work, irregular diet and life, work stress and psychological stress and other mental factors, as well as stress. At the same time, there is evidence that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome often have nutritional deficiencies.
The five most prominent symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome are:
- fatigue does not go away after sleep
- muscle pain,
- unrelieved fatigue
- impaired thinking and memory, and
- joint pain.
Being in a chronic fatigue state can cause the body’s coordination to decline, feeling overwhelmed when completing physical or delicate tasks, affecting the normal functioning of multiple body systems, and causing symptoms such as palpitations, unstable blood pressure, memory loss, poor concentration, and unresponsiveness. Over time, chronic fatigue syndrome will make people feel anxious and irritable and may also cause different degrees of psychological disorders.
How to fight chronic fatigue syndrome?
Some of the following measures can help people with chronic fatigue syndrome manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
- Daily time management is important, 20 to 30 minutes a day free for rest and simple exercise, thus allowing the mind to relax.
- Quit or reduce drinking tea and coffee.
- Good sleeps can effectively relieve fatigue and enhance the body’s energy.
- Some light exercises or stretching activities at least four hours before going to bed can improve sleep.
Once diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, it needs to be treated under a doctor’s supervision. In daily life, it is necessary to ensure sufficient rest and sleep, regular exercise training, such as walking, jogging, yoga, and other activities and exercises within their abilities.