Fatigue: Why Am I Tired All the Time?

Post Authored by Dr. Riddhi Blow

Fatigue: Why Am I Tired All the Time?

Fatigue can have a significant impact on any person, as it can manifest both mentally and physically. The severity of fatigue can vary from person to person, some people may feel that they only experience fatigue during a certain time of the day, while other people can feel fatigue that is so severe it can be hard to get out of bed. You can visit McQuinn Naturopathic if you are struggling with fatigue in Everett.

We often think of fatigue as a symptom, but fatigue itself can contribute to wide arrange of symptoms including:

  • Chronic sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Sore or aching muscles
  • Muscle weakness
  • Moodiness, such as irritability
  • Brain fog, impaired concentration
  • Changes in appetite
  • Low motivation

Even though fatigue can have such a detrimental impact on our day-to-day life, we often chose to live with it instead of figuring out the root cause of the fatigue.

What causes fatigue?

There are many different factors that can contribute to fatigue, the most common include:

Medical causes

  • Low thyroid function
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Low Vitamin D
  • Low iron
  • Cardiovascular disease or diabetes
  • Sleep apnea
  • Many other things!

Lifestyle related causes

  • Sleep problems
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Lack of regular exercise
  • Poor diet
  • Individual factors

Workplace related causes

  • Shift work
  • Poor workplace practices
  • Workplace stress
  • Burnout
  • Unemployment

Psychological causes

  • Depression
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Grief

What is the next step?

Have a detailed intake and potentially lab work completed for fatigue treatment in Everett. Our goal is to figure out how fatigue is impacting you, the pattern of the fatigue, and any other factors that can lead us to the cause. Lab work may be needed to determine thyroid, adrenal, Vitamin D, and other levels. If we can determine the cause of the fatigue, the not only will you be able to go day-to-day without fatigue, but you won’t have any of the other symptoms that fatigue can cause.


Post Authored by Dr. Riddhi Blow

Information from: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au