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The 8 Common Causes for Fatigue and Ways to Correct Them

Chiropractors don’t just treat your joints. It’s more about a holistic approach to health. Part of that is how your body’s energy level can impact your health as well. Lack of energy is something very common nowadays, but this does not mean it is normal. A low level of energy will affect your life to the point that it can become dangerous; driver fatigue is the cause of 20% fatal car accidents, for example.

Here are the most common reasons why you might feel tired all the time:

  1. Macronutrient imbalances – Fats, carbohydrates and proteins are the three macronutrients that your body needs in order to function. However, in order for it to function properly, these macronutrients have to be in the right proportions. Lately, people have been cutting fat and replacing it with refined carbohydrates. Thus, sugar crashes occur, causing fatigue, irritability and difficulty in losing weight.
  2. Micronutrient deficiencies – When our bodies do not receive what they need in order to function properly, they alert us. Feeling tired all the time is a sign that something is not working right. A simple blood check will reveal the micronutrient deficiency that is causing your fatigue. Usually, it is the lack of iron, vitamin B or vitamin D.
  3. Poor gut health – The health of your gastrointestinal system plays a major role in your energy levels. When something is wrong, it drains your energy, and you end up feeling exhausted without even doing anything. Fixing whatever problems you might have with your gut will significantly elevate your energy levels and improve your general state.
  4. Inflammatory foods – Everything you eat has an effect on your body and energy levels. Make your meals as balanced and as healthy as possible. Empty calories, too many carbohydrates and refined foods will mess up your energy levels, so try to eliminate them from your diet. Intolerance to dairy, gluten and gluten-free grains can also be a cause for fatigue.
  5. Toxins – The environment nowadays is full of toxins that our body is not equipped to fight. A drop in your energy levels can be a sign that you are around too many toxins and you need to do something about it.
  6. Hormonal dysfunctions – When your endocrine system is not running as it should, your energy levels are affected as well. The most common dysfunctions of the hormonal system associated with the sensation of fatigue are low thyroid function and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal dysfunction, also known as adrenal fatigue.
  7. Medications – An awful lot of the pharmaceutical drugs have as a side effect fatigue. Medications for diabetes, blood pressure, pain, cholesterol, depression, acid reflux are just few examples of drugs that can lead to chronic fatigue. If you take any medication that can cause fatigue, consult with your doctor and see what else is there for you, do not be reluctant to changing medication.
  8. Poor sleep – Having one sleepless night does not mean your energy levels are significantly disturbed, and going to sleep early does not mean you will also have a good sleep. Sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea are the ones that cause considerable energy decrease.

Interested in learning more about the benefits of natural, holistic health care? Call our Cornelius Chiropractic office today! (704) 895-2240

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