Most of us live a fast-paced life. Whether you are a college student, mom of young kids or corporate professional, your day-to-day routine can get hectic and exhausting. While a busy schedule or stressful event can certainly explain your fatigue, there are many patients who persistently struggle with feeling tired, despite a good night’s sleep or day of relaxation. If you consider yourself fatigued more days than not, it may be time to consult your doctor. Dr. Daniel Benhuri not only understands the wide variety of fatigue causes, but he also realizes the profound impact that fatigue can have on your physical, emotional and mental well-being.
Feeling tired can be difficult to treat on your own. Sometimes fatigue is a symptom and sometimes it is the cause of other symptoms. For example, depression can cause fatigue but feeling sad can also be more common if you are tired or lack good sleep. At our Beverly Hills primary care center, we work hard to get to the root cause of your fatigue so that you can feel refreshed, restored and more like yourself again.
Lifestyle Factors that Cause Fatigue
While fatigue can often be a side effect of certain medications or a symptom of an underlying medical condition (such as anemia, hypothyroidism and sleep apnea), it is helpful to first examine the lifestyle factors that could be contributing to your daily exhaustion, as these are things you may be able to change or control on your own.
Here are some of the most common lifestyle habits that contribute to fatigue:
- Lack of sleep: Not getting enough sleep or having poor quality sleep can lead to feelings of fatigue during the day.
- Poor nutrition: A diet that is low in nutrients, high in sugar and processed foods, or lacking in essential vitamins and minerals can lead to low energy levels.
- Sedentary lifestyle: A lack of physical activity or sitting for long periods of time can contribute to feelings of fatigue.
- Dehydration: Not drinking enough water or consuming too much caffeine or alcohol can lead to dehydration, which can cause fatigue.
- Stress: Chronic stress can lead to feelings of exhaustion and fatigue, as well as a range of other physical and mental health problems.
- Poor sleep habits: Going to bed late, sleeping in an uncomfortable environment or on an uncomfortable mattress, and engaging in stimulating activities before bed can all lead to poor quality sleep and feelings of fatigue.
- Lack of social support: Feeling isolated or unsupported can contribute to feelings of fatigue and low energy.
Find Your Energy Again
It is important to recognize when you are suffering from fatigue that is more than just a temporary or occasional occurrence. If you are in good health, getting proper sleep and eating right, there may be something else that is causing you to feel sluggish. Don’t ignore it! Call Dr. Daniel Benhuri for fatigue treatment in Beverly Hills today.
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