Stress and anxiety

Fighting fatigue

Are you constantly worn out and can’t stop yawning? You obviously are suffering from fatigue. Learn more about this very common symptom and its causes, which can reveal a lot about the state of your health.

Why am I tired?

Fatigue after meals

Did you just finish your meal and feel overcome by fatigue? This happens to a lot of people, even if food is supposed to give us energy.

  • Heavy meals in the evening can cause heartburn, gas and constipation, and make you sleepy or lethargic.
  • Too large a portion, your digestive system has to double its efforts to do its work, thereby slowing down your other vital functions. Reduce your portions in order to facilitate your digestion.
  • A large quantity of sugar will rapidly increase your energy level, which will cause your body to secrete a large amount of insulin in order to control, even lower, your energy level.  
  • A large meal, rich in fat, followed by a sweet dessert is sure to make you tired; it’s as simple as that!
  • Excessive caffeine intake can also cause insomnia, headaches, irritability and nervousness. It is inadvisable to consume foods containing caffeine within 8 hours before bedtime.

Fatigue after exercise

Phew! You gave it your all at the gym, but you are not feeling the energy usually generated from your work out? Here are a few reasons that can help you understand why.

  • You are dehydrated. You didn’t drink enough water before your workout. Make sure that you hydrate yourself before and during your workout.
  • You didn’t eat enough calories before your workout. Without energy, your body has to draw on its reserves to power your physical activities.
  • You did your workout while you were digesting. Your body is overloaded and must slow down.

Avoid vigorous exercise before bedtime, as it can cause adrenaline rush, which can obstruct sleep.

Fatigue after work

When you come home from work, you only want to do one thing: sleep. Any plans for the evening are quickly forgotten. Contrary to what you may think, it isn’t necessarily the work you did that is making you feel fatigued. It could be due to:

  • A stressful situation at work
  • A conflict with a colleague
  • A presentation that went wrong
  • Anxiety due to a task to be done

In short, it is the stress of the office that is tiring you out. Use the N.U.T.S. method to identify the cause of your stress in order to deal with it.

Fatigue due to stress and/or anxiety

Whether you suffer from stress or anxiety, one of the most common symptoms is fatigue. Learn more about stress and anxiety in order to deal with your fatigue.

Fatigue after insomnia

Do you have the feeling that you didn’t get an ounce of sleep? You could be suffering from insomnia. This sleep disorder is a signal from your body and shouldn’t be ignored!

Fatigue due to medication

If you are taking medication, it’s possible that fatigue is one of the side effects. In this case, talk to your pharmacist to see if the symptom is related to your treatment and how to deal with it.

Several medical conditions can cause fatigue. If it persists, or becomes severe, don’t wait too long before consulting a healthcare professional.  

This information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and Accès pharma at Walmart affiliated pharmacist-owners cannot be held responsible for this information. The information was true and accurate at the time of publication, but it is subject to change.

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