Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Why Am I Tired All The Time?

Posted 18 Sep '23

Experiencing fatigue, both mentally and physically, can have a significant impact on all aspects of our lives. However, when this fatigue becomes constant and seemingly perpetual, it can become quite challenging to recognise that we are in fact fatigued, as it begins to feel like our new norm.

It is important to understand that fatigue is not a straightforward diagnosis and is often dismissed as a natural consequence of our daily lives. While feeling tired after exertion or during recovery periods is expected, persistent and chronic fatigue should not be ignored, as it may be a sign of an underlying, more serious condition.

If you have been enduring unexplained fatigue for an extended period, collaborating with a naturopath professional can play a crucial role in identifying the root cause behind your fatigue and finding suitable solutions. Let's make sure you regain your energy and vitality by addressing this issue.

The following underlying issues could be the cause of your constant fatigue.

Stealth Pathogens

Pathogens and microbial imbalances, including candida, Helicobacter pylori, SIBO, and Epstein-Barr virus, have the ability to linger undetected within the human body.

These stealth infections can viciously weaken the immune system, deplete the body's resources, harm cells, and disrupt vital bodily functions, ultimately leading to persistent fatigue, mental fogginess, and an array of bothersome symptoms.

What makes these stealth pathogens even more concerning is that they can remain hidden, silently wreaking havoc in their latent or active forms for extended periods of time.

A skilled functional medicine practitioner is essential in uncovering hidden infections and facilitating diagnostic functional tests. Once these stealth pathogens are identified, a comprehensive healthcare plan can be devised, combining antimicrobial treatments with immune and detoxification support. Additionally, the  naturopathic practitioner may incorporate a range of nutrients and herbs to restore balance to the body and promote the healing of damaged tissues and cellular functions.

Post Viral Infection

After overcoming a viral infection, the body's journey towards full recovery is an essential period called convalescence. It's common to experience persistent fatigue during this time, as the body strives to regain its balance and restore homeostasis. However, if this fatigue lingers for an extended period, it might signal that the virus hasn't been completely eliminated and the body's normal functions have not yet been fully restored.

Various herbal medicines and nutritional can support your immune system to strengthen and  speed recovery. Herbal medicines stimulate the immune system and some are even strong antiviral which hastening recovery.

Nutritional Deficiency

Nutrient deficiencies play a significant role in contributing to fatigue, as they are vital for powering cellular energy production and ensuring proper bodily functions. Furthermore, specific nutrient deficiencies can even lead to the development of various health conditions.

Take, for instance, an inadequate supply of iodine and selenium, which can increase the risk of hypothyroidism—characterised by fatigue as a significant symptom.

Surprisingly, nutrient deficiencies can occur even in individuals with seemingly healthy diets, often due to factors like poor gastrointestinal absorption or a decrease in the nutrient density of certain foods.

Expert integrative medicine practitioners specialise in identifying nutrient deficiencies through a blend of pathology testing and keen clinical observation. When deficiencies surface, they often necessitate therapeutic doses in the form of supplements for effective correction.

However, not all supplements are created equal. Distinguishing the importance of high-quality and highly absorbed products, natural healthcare practitioners possess the knowledge to prescribe precise dosages that address deficiencies accurately.

Chronic Stress

Chronic stress, lurking in the shadows of modern society, silently affects countless individuals who remain oblivious to its grip.

Little do they know that they are unwittingly locked in a perpetual battle with this hidden foe. Although stress is an innate response crucial for identifying genuine threats to our health, it morphs into a menacing force when it persists and lingers in the absence of a true danger.

Astonishingly, even mere thoughts have the power to awaken our body's stress response, aggravating both our weariness and distress.

Take control of your health and wellness today. Get professional practitioner support now to overcome your fatigue.


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