Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Home Remedy for Fatigue

Fatigue is characterized by lack of energy and motivation. Fatigue can be response to physical exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. It can also be a sign of more serious psychological or physical disorder. When enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment does not relieve fatigue; it must be the time to consult a doctor since it may be a sign of more complex illness. Depression can also be wrongly identified as fatigue.

Causes of Fatigue

Leading causes of Fatigue are:


It is the leading cause of fatigue especially in women due to heavy menstrual cycles.


The most common cause is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. This type of condition causes the body to destroy the cells that is producing thyroxin and other hormones secreted by the thyroid gland. The result is hypothyroidism, and/or a slow metabolism.
Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

Most women associate a urinary tract infection with symptoms such as burning or urgency; sometimes fatigue is also a clue. UTI is caused by bacteria in the urinary tract this often result of improper bathroom hygiene like wiping back to front. Sexual intercourse can also increase the risk since it can push bacteria from the vagina into the urethra.

Caffeine over intake

For some women, coffee or cola can have the opposite effect instead of giving more energy. Cutting out coffee, chocolate, tea, soda and some medications that contains caffeine cause this could bring unexplained fatigue.
Food Allergies

Food intolerance can make people feeling sleepy. Eating food that brings allergy could give an affected person the feeling of continuous exhaustion.

Sleep Apnea

Not getting enough sleep can be a reason to feel tired. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes momentarily stop breathing. Each time you stop breathing; you awaken just long enough that can disrupt your sleep.

Heart Disease
Becoming exhausted after every activity is one of the possibilities of heart disease.

Other Causes of Fatigue

* Cancer
* Diabetes
* Tuberculosis
* Malnutrition
* Mononucleosis
* Persistent pain
* Addison’s disease
* Depression or grief
* Parasitic infections
* Bacterial endocarditis
* Use of alcohol or illegal drugs.
* Anorexia or other eating disorders
* Autoimmune diseases such as lupus
* Chronic liver or kidney disease
* Arthritis, including juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Home Remedies Treatment for Fatigue

Basil leaf:
Prepare a tea out of basil leaves and drink it regularly.

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