Fatigue Symptoms and Causes

Fatigue Symptoms

Constant, disabling fatigue is the primary symptom, here are some symptoms fatigue:

  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Low-grade fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Intestinal problems
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Temporary loss of memory
  • Sore or swollen lymph nodes
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Exhaustion after even mild exercise
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Some of the main causes of Fatigue:

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Food allergies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic infection
  • Unresolved stress
  • Low blood pressure
  • Immune-system damage
  • Hormone deficiencies
  • Poor adrenal function
  • Chemical sensitivities
  • Intestinal permeability
  • Impaired detoxification
  • Parasites and dysbiosis
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Neurological malfunction.
  • Chronic fungal infection.
  • Neurotransmitter deficiency.
  • Sleep disorders (such as apnea).
  • Environmental toxins (e.g., toxic metals).
  • Side effects of pharmaceutical medications.

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See also: “Fatigue Treatments

Testing Techniques

The following tests help assess possible metabolic reasons for chronic fatigue syndrome:

  • Heart function – EKG.
  • Low blood pressure.
  • Blood sugar balance – blood.
  • Sleep disorder – sleep study.
  • Detoxification profile – urine.
  • Intestinal permeability – urine.
  • Toxic metals – urine or hair analysis.
  • Immune system imbalance or disease – blood.
  • Anemia – blood test (CBC, iron, ferritin, % saturation).
  • Food and environmental allergies/sensitivities – blood, electrodermal.
  • Digestive function and microbe/parasite/candida testing – stool analysis.
  • Vitamin and mineral analysis (especially magnesium, B12, iron, and CoQ10) – blood.
  • Hormone testing (thyroid, DHEA, cortisol, testosterone, IGF-1, estrogen, progesterone) – saliva, blood, or urine.

Fatigue, Sleep disturbances.