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Tired woman

From chronic fatigue to exhaustion

Fatigue is essentially a normal physical condition that indicates the need for rest. By contrast, persistent tiredness and/or inability to recover may be indicative of a health disorder or disease.

The state of exhaustion is very often accompanied by lethargy and diminished mental/physical performance. Since the causes of chronic exhaustion can vary widely, further examinations are required for clarification.

Examples of causes of chronic fatigue:

  • Deficiencies in the area of vitamins and micronutrients, e.g. such as vitamin D3 deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency (anaemia)
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive or insufficient mental load, constant stress, physical or mental strain
  • Chronic sleep deprivation, sleep apnoea
  • Chronic infections as well as condition after acute viral or bacterial infections, e.g. flu, glandular fever (mononucleosis)
  • Hormonal deficiencies and imbalances such as hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, menopause etc.
  • Chronic conditions, e.g. such as diabetes, depression, low blood pressure, migraine
  • Oncological disorders
  • Inactivity
  • Malnutrition or obesity
  • Use of medication
  • Toxic and harmful substances in the environment

Because of the variety of causes, treatment is difficult. An appropriate diagnosis is therefore required, which includes an assessment of the intestinal flora.
Individually customised treatment with micronutrients as well as nutritional and lifestyle advice may help you regain energy.