What Causes Fatigue and How to Treat It
FATIGUE AND ITS CAUSES
The necessary tripod of the adrenal / hormonal / endocrine system, the gastrointestinal or digestion system, and the detoxifying (liver, kidney, cells, etc.) and metabolic system supports our mental and physical health.
Fatigue is caused by a malfunction in any of the above systems, which can appear as a variety of symptoms. Before beginning any treatment, it is critical to properly evaluate and investigate the reason of exhaustion. It is important to realize that weariness is only the tip of the iceberg, and that the cause must be identified before any medication is used. The most prevalent symptom of the majority of chronic disorders is fatigue.
Fatigue is a symptom of a sickness, not a disease in and of itself. Fatigue is frequently blamed on an illness, medication, or medical treatment like chemotherapy. It’s been suggested that weariness is linked to worry or sadness. Thyroid diseases, diabetes, heart illness, malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies, stress, overworking, sleep disorders leading to inadequate sleep, persistent infections, and anemia are the most prevalent reasons of exhaustion considered by traditional treatment. Healing based on these diagnosis only addresses the surface issues, resulting in a temporary cure or the disease targeting another key organ. However, in addition to the aforementioned, the most fundamental and typical mechanism of exhaustion is as follows:
- Adrenal exhaustion, hormonal imbalance, pain, autoimmune disease, and inflammation are all symptoms of endocrine dysfunction.
- Liver or hepatic dysfunction, such as leaky gut, food allergies, maldigestion, and malabsorption; and
- Gastrointestinal system dysfunction, such as leaky gut, food allergies, maldigestion, and malabsorption.
ADRENAL FATIGUE: Human survival is predicated on the ability of the adrenal gland to cope with physical and mental stress. The adrenal glands are in charge of our body’s stress modulation systems, which are skilled at dealing with stress. When the adrenal glands become dysfunctional, the body becomes incapable of dealing with stress and is prone to infections. Adrenal insufficiency, also known as adrenal fatigue, arises when the adrenal glands are overworked and are unable to cope. These demands can take the form of inconsistent work hours, a lack of consistent physical activity, bad food habits, insufficient rest, or the adaptation of undesirable vices such as substance misuse. Internal issues such as poor digestion or a malfunctioning detoxification mechanism might cause adrenal insufficiency.
Depletion of energy, increased urge to eat sweets, reduction in immune function, anxiety and nervousness, aches and pains in the body, a decline in mental function and libido, hypoglycemia, disrupted sleeping patterns, and failure to shed weight are all symptoms of adrenal gland dysfunction.
The most important steroid hormones, cortisol and DHEA, are produced by the adrenal glands. They act in perfect harmony to affect energy levels, sex hormone levels, and blood sugar levels, as well as increase immune function. Any change in these levels results in significant morning weariness that improves by evening but does not go away with rest.
MALFUNCTION OF THE DIGESTIVE OR GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM: “All disease begins in the gut,” said Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. This is especially true in today’s environment, when a large body of evidence shows that gut dysfunction, modern meals, and an unpredictable lifestyle, as well as immunity, all have an affect on our well-being through a faulty digestive system. Insatiable rivalry drives the modern lifestyle, resulting in chronic stress, unpredictable schedules, poor diet choices, toxin overload, and bacterial imbalance, all of which contribute to the negative phenomenon known as leaky gut. It’s no surprise that leaky gut is being addressed as a possible cause of cancer and autoimmune illnesses. Increased permeability of the intestinal wall causes leaky gut, allowing different poisons and germs to enter the circulation and spread throughout the body. Toxins in the bloodstream produce a variety of dietary allergies and sensitivities. Leaky gut is also linked to autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (faintness, sadness, nervousness, and weight gain), nutritional deficiencies such as Vitamin B12 deficiency, depression, and inflammatory disorders.
Bacterial imbalance results from the irrational use of antibiotics, which destroys the normal gut flora. The microbiome, or beneficial bacteria that live naturally in the gut, acts as a second immune system and, when out of balance, can lead to a variety of illnesses. The gut is home to 70% of the immune system, according to studies.
H.pylori, a bacteria that causes nearly 80% of gastric and duodenal ulcers, has been identified as a carcinogen that can lead to stomach cancer if left untreated. Barrett’s esophagus and autoimmunity are both caused by it. H.pylori is easily transmitted by contaminated food, and nearly two-thirds of Americans are infected as a result of poor eating habits. In those who are genetically predisposed, H. Pylori can cause autoimmune disorders in organs other than the stomach, such as Type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
THE MYSTERIOUS DETOXIFYING ORGAN, THE LIVER: “One should love with the liver, not with the heart,” states an eastern medicine saying. The liver is regarded as one of the most important and valuable organs, performing over 500 activities such as detoxification, digestion, removal of numerous hormones and metabolites, storage of glucose and iron, production of proteins and clotting factors, and many others. Even though the liver has an incredible ability to regenerate, it is critical to look after it because a dysfunctional liver can lead to a range of disorders. The liver bears the brunt and is sensitive as a result of different substances, poisons, and hormones.
Brain fog, constipation, electrolyte imbalances, numerous aches and pains, exhaustion, and the acceleration of autoimmune illnesses and food peculiarities are all symptoms of detoxification circuit malfunction.
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