Fatigue is a sign of excessive tiredness, lack of energy, or exhaustion. This a common response to over exertion. Other medical conditions can contribute to fatigue
- Cirrhosis - When the liver is damaged people will have fatigue or low energy because the detoxification process isn’t working properly causing a build up of toxins in the body that can lead to feeling tired all the time.
- Anxiety/Depression When the basal ganglia, in your brain in over firing, your brain thinks that it has run a marathon and can fizzle out causing fatigue.
- Diabetes can cause fatigue if blood sugars are too high. If blood sugar doesn’t make it into the cells then you an become fatigued.
- Anemia - Iron is used to carry oxygen through out the body. If you don’t have enough oxygen you can get tired because there is no energy for the brain and body.
- Gut issues - When the gut isn’t happy the brain isn’t happy. This can cause fatigue.
- Heart conditions - If the heart isn’t working at full capacity then oxygen can’t get to where it need to go and can cause fatigue
- Thyroid - If the thyroid is under active you can have fatigue. Thyroid is supposed to help the body have energy.
- Hormone imbalance - If you don’t have enough testosterone, fatigue can set in.
- Medications - A lot of medications can cause you to become fatigues
- Orexin - This is a chemical in the brain that helps to keep people awake. If you don’t have orexin your brain will slow down causing fatigue.