Here's Why You Should Be Worried If You're A Victim Of Fatigue

Take note, before it's too late.

Okay first things first - just how stressed out are you?

Whatever your answer was, you should still keep in mind that stress is the most common cause of fatigue

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When the mind perceives a stressful event, the body automatically begins the biological 'fight or flight' stress response: releasing adrenaline, tensing muscles, boosting heart rate, constricting blood vessels, and so on.

Without proper rest, exercise and nutrition to counteract these effects, the body continues to stress itself out until it is fatigued or exhausted.

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Now here's the shocker: did you know that there's a difference between fatigue and just being tired? :O

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It's easy to confuse the two as they both revolve around feeling a lack of energy. Here's how to tell them apart:

Fatigue is a feeling of constant tiredness or weakness and can be physical, mental or a combination of both.

Whearas just feeling tired is easily resolved by getting a sufficient amount of rest and sleep.

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TL;DR if you're consistently eating well plus getting more than enough sleep BUT still constantly feel weak and lacking of energy to get through the day, you're probably fatigued

Sound familiar? You're not alone. Fatigue can affect ANYONE at ANYTIME.

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Most adults will go through it at some point in their lives and it's usually caused by a combination of lifestyle, social, psychological and general wellbeing issues.

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But why should you care that constant stress leads to chronic fatigue? Because if untreated, chronic fatigue can lead to even worse health conditions:

1. The most important organ in your body, your heart, could fail at any time!

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The long-term effects of having your eating and sleeping schedule be constantly disrupted by fatigue have been linked to various cardiovascular issues such as high blood pressure, heart attacks and blocked arteries which will either cut off blood flow to the rest of your body or result in a lack of oxygen leading to the heart.

Essentially, your heart becomes a ticking time bomb that may detonate at any given moment without warning!

2. You'll also become mentally slow, forgetful, and even make life-threatening mistakes.

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Your safety and the safety of those around you will be greatly impacted by the following symptoms of chronic fatigue:

Mental sluggishness, forgetfulness, slow reflexes, delayed reaction time, inattention to details, and poor decision-making all increase the chances of you making safety-related mistakes that may result in dangerous consequences.

Micro-sleeping A.K.A nodding off for a few seconds at a time is extremely dangerous when driving or for high-risk professions.

Loss of situational awareness which is the constant state of knowing what’s going on in your immediate environment, why it is happening and what is likely to happen next.

Basically you'll end up a total blurcase: almost completely unaware of what's going on around you and unable to react to situations as quickly as you should.

Okay by now you're probably freaking out so let's all calm down and take a deep breath, panicking is only going to make things worse

For long-term solutions you should consult a medical healthcare professional but here are some simple home treatments to kickstart your recovery:

1. Do some light exercise and stretching for just a few minutes daily. Start small and slowly increase the intensity and frequency as your endurance builds.

2. Allow yourself a stress-free period everyday during which you just take time to relax and clear your mind of whatever may be bothering you. Try not to actually do anything during this period, except maybe some meditation if you feel like it.

3. Limit your caffeine, alcohol and nicotine intakes and try to follow a regular sleeping pattern (sleep and wake up at the same time everyday).

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It does this by promoting cortisol (a hormone produced by the body and controlled by the brain) clearance, improving memory and enhancing concentration, as well as speeding up metabolism and overcoming fatigue.

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