Fatigue and weakness are common problems of many people today. Almost everyone feels tired during the day, sometimes mildly and sometimes severely.
However, if fatigue decreases the quality of life, causes disruptions in daily work and becomes chronic, watch out! Liv Hospital Nephrology Specialist Prof. Dr. Tekin Akpolat explained the tips that can help to cope with chronic fatigue.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Fatigue can be defined as a lack of energy and motivation, which is gathered in three separate groups as mental, physical and chronic. It is described as exhaustion, exhaustion and weakness. Constantly feeling tired is a chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also called burnout syndrome. It occurs as a result of overloading work beyond the capacity of the person without getting enough rest. It prepares the ground for malnutrition, insufficient sleep, inactivity, stress fatigue syndrome. It can be seen in all age groups and both genders. But it is more common in working mothers.
Pandemic stress increased chronic fatigue
Increased stress, anxiety and anxiety during the pandemic process increased complaints about chronic fatigue. Fatigue started to be seen more due to the stress experienced by those who worked at home and lost their jobs.
Malnutrition and inactivity are the most important reasons
There are many reasons, but malnutrition and inactivity are the most important reasons. As a solution to inactivity, walking between rooms or simple movements that can be done at home allows us to keep our tempo and get active. Avoiding a diet such as fatty foods and pastries during the period of stay at home allows to maintain body balance, at least during periods of less activity.
How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed by investigating and eliminating the diseases that cause fatigue. For this reason, it is necessary to know the reasons that cause fatigue well.
Causes of fatigue
- Anemia: Especially in women with more menstrual bleeding
- Heart disease
- Kidney failure
- Lack of vitamins
- Underactive thyroid gland
- Hidden urinary tract infection
- Diabetes, insulin resistance
- Hypoglycemia: low sugar
- Too much alcohol
- Food allergy, eg gluten
- Adrenal gland diseases
- Using diuretic drugs to lose weight and reduce edema
- Medication used for any reason (even if it has been used for years)
- Vision problem: Especially if your glasses have changed
- Chronic infection: (For example tuberculosis)
- Chronic bronchitis
- Muscle diseases
- Iron deficiency: Even if it does not cause anemia, it may cause weakness.
- Advanced cancer
- Sleep apnea
- Mineral deficiencies: Especially in those who have an irregular diet
What can we benefit from in combating fatigue?
- Attention should be paid to a healthy lifestyle. Miracle treatments and doping should be avoided.
- Need to sleep better.
- Avoid pastries and desserts.
- Drinks containing caffeine and sugar such as tea, coffee and cola should not be consumed too much.
- It should not be dehydrated.
- Irregularity should be avoided during working hours.
- Do not eat late at night.
- Energy drinks should be avoided.
- Working mothers should seek help and support from their spouses.
- Inactivity should be avoided so that the muscles do not weaken.
- You should not be constantly busy with mobile phones.
- One should not sit in front of the screen like a television or computer.
- Long-term uncontrolled hunger diets should not be done.
- Too much weight should not be lost in a short time.
- Herbal products should not be used unconsciously.
- Snack diet products should be limited.
- Adequate and regular nutrition should be taken. Foods with high glycemic index such as sugary drinks and sweets should be avoided. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can be beneficial. In general, dried fruits such as vegetables, fruits, hazelnuts and walnuts can be beneficial, but the measure should not be lost.
- Fortune must be given if there is weight.
- Movement should be as much as possible, and plenty of outdoor walking should be done.
- Avoid stress.