What may be the cause of the constant fatigue
One may experience fatigue for a long period of time for various reasons. The problem is that, if we feel tired immediately after waking up in the morning, this fatigue “keeps us” all day and this lasts for a week, month or even more. It also does not go away after we were on a vacation.
The causes of this condition may be:
- Physical overload
- Excessive or prolonged stress
- Cardiovascualr diseases
- Lung diseases, tumors
- Hormonal problems
- Insufficient sleep
- Infectious diseases that have exhausted our immune system.
This is true even for the flu, which, if it does not cause complications, passes relatively quickly, but it exhausts the organism and the recovery may take time. Here are included also the serious diseases such as HIV, typhoid, hepatitis, or malaria.
A very common cause of prolonged fatigue is the nutrient defficinency. This may be related to the seasons /the so-called spring fatigue/, but it also may be related the unhealthy diet of the specific person.
There are complex processes that take place in the organism, which require a number of substances, as the deficiency of some of them may lead to reduced tone and fatigue. Such are, for example, vitamins of the B group – 3 and 12, Vitamin С, magnesium, and so on.
In case of vitamin B insufficiency, the appetite is reduced; constipation occurs; the limbs start to tingle due to neurological problems; vertigo; anxiety, depression, etc.
In Vitamin C deficiency, apart from the fatigue, the gums may become inflamed, pain in the joints may occur, wounds heal slowly. Fatigue due to magnesium deficiency can be accompanied by stiffness, muscle spasms, seizures, etc. The general symptoms are the quick tiredness, reduced concentration, low ability to work. Since the causes of fatigue may be different, one should not say “I am just overloaded,” but he must seek medical help for diagnosis and treatment.
Ayurveda treatment of fatigue
Ayurveda associates the diseases and “depletion of the organism” with disturbances in the three vital energies in the human body. The treatment aims at restoration of the state of harmony of the organism, which is set by nature at birth
When there is harmony, the function of the organs and systems is optimal, the immunity is high and the body is able to deal with the attacks of diseases, so we can be healthy. When the natural proportion of the energies – Doshas, which is naturally set by nature and unique, gets disturbed, the functions of the organs managed by the respective energy that has gone out of balance also become impaired. Usually, if one energy is imbalanced, it causes imbalances also in the other two energies, thus, disturbing the function of various organs, so complex diseases occur as a result.
According to Ayurveda, permanent fatigue is due to an imbalance of Vata and Pitta dosha. Vata controls the activity of the nervous system, while Pitta controls the digestion and metabolism. When the digestion is poor, toxins caused by food residues that have not degraded, start to spread in the body through the blood. They are not only poisonous for the cells, but also clog the channels of energy flow, resulting in blockages.
Vata imbalance disturbs the nervous system and causes anxiety, vertigo, insomnia, depression, and so on, resulting in depletion of the organism. The balance can be achieved with the help of certain foods, toxi cleanse, herbal remedies and oil, as well as yoga.
Nutrition is very important
To soothe Vata you should consume oily, fluid, warm food that is freshly cooked. The spices, herbs and oils for pouring also should be warming: ginger tea, warm milk with turmeric, aswagandha, sesame oil, and so on.
Pitta can be balanced with the help of cool and dry foods, as raw well-ripe and sweet fruits are recommended, as well as green leafy vegetables. The suitable herbs and spices include neem, mint, coriander, saffron, spearmint, dill, cumin and fennel. The traditionally used oils are coconut, sandalwood and olive oil.