Chronic fatigue – what is it? Definition of the term

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Chronic fatigue is not just exhaustion from too much work or lack of sleep. It’s a condition that can persist for weeks, months or even years. Chronic fatigue can have many causes. Find out exactly what chronic fatigue is and what its effects are.

What is chronic fatigue? Definition of the term

Chronic fatigue is a state of constant, persistent and paroxysmal fatigue accompanied by symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, concentration problems, sleep problems, apathy and lack of energy. Chronic fatigue is usually caused by chronic stressors and can affect every aspect of life.

Causes of chronic fatigue

Chronic fatigue is a problem that affects many people. It is most often caused by excessive stressors that persist over a long period of time. Other causes of chronic fatigue include sleep deprivation, alcohol, drug or medication abuse, as well as diseases such as diabetes, hypothyroidism or vitamin D deficiency.

Effects of chronic fatigue

Chronic fatigue can have serious health effects, such as depression, sleep problems, memory and concentration problems. A prolonged state of fatigue can also lead to more serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. If we are chronically tired, we should consult a doctor to rule out more serious health problems.

Chronic fatigue – who is most at risk?

Those most at risk of chronic fatigue are night workers, pregnant women and people suffering from chronic inflammation. Chronic fatigue can be very tiring and hinder daily functioning. If you are experiencing fatigue problems, consult your doctor to determine the cause and find the right treatment.

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