Fatigue is an increasingly common ailment, often described as a mental and/or physical tiredness.  It remains the most common reason adults visit health clinics. At least 50% of adults that seek medical treatment, self-diagnose as feeling fatigued.

Contributing factors

  • low iron/ nutritional status
  • digestive malabsorption
  • stress
  • depression
  • fibromyalgia
  • inadequate waste elimination
  • immune dysfunction
  • candida
  • allergies
  • adrenal insufficiency
  • blood sugar abnormalities
  • hypothyroidism

Treatment options

  • Fatigue is a sign of mental and physical depletion.  Thus diet and lifestyle management is foremost in sustaining energy levels.
  • Specific foods that are nourishing to the body are recommended ie. whole grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Avoiding stimulants ie. caffeine, nicotine, sugar, alcohol etc is also advised.
  • Exercise is essential.  Initially, gentle exercise is encouraged and increased at one’s own pace.
  • Adequate rest and relaxation are equally as important and will naturally replenish your body’s energy reserves
  • Nutritional supplements that fuel the nervous system are recommended hence increasing mental and physical energy as well as mental clarity
  • Herbal medicines alleviate the symptoms of fatigue whilst treating the relevant causative factors.  A herbal mixture comprises of selected herbs, chosen for their ability to support the body during periods of stress and to produce an overall feeling of well-being.

Naturopathy restores balance of body and mind using straightforward and supportive health principles. Contact our naturopaths today for more information or if you are experiencing persistent or unnecessary fatigue.

Book your appointment online now