Dr. Andrew Arnold talks about why we feel fatigue.

The list of reasons for fatigue include the following:

NUTRITIONAL CAUSES

  • Nutritionally deficient diet
  • Anaemia (iron, folic acid and/or B 12 deficiency)
  • B-complex deficiency caused by dietary inadequacies
  • Poor diet and/or nutrient malabsorption
  • Iron overload, hemochromatosis

ENDOCRINOLOGICAL CAUSES

  • Fatigued adrenals (i.e., adrenal hypoactivity)
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Subclinical or clinical hypothyroidism
  • Hypoglycaemia, BGL dysregulation and/or diabetes

METABOLIC CAUSES

  • Sleep disorders, such as INSOMNIA, sleep apnoea or restless leg syndrome
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammatory bowel disorders – eg: Coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease, IBS
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Cardiovascular disease

IMMUNOLOGICAL CAUSES

  • Recent respiratory and/or gastrointestinal infection – particularly viral infections such as glandular fever (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV)
  • Cancer
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Autoimmune disorders – e.g., SLE, Fibromyalgia
  • Bowel toxicity and/or dysbiosis
  • Food allergies

PSYCHOLOGICAL CAUSES

  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES

    • Possibly environmental pollutants and contaminants
    • Toxic disorders such as lead or mercury poisoning
    • Pharmacologic causes (e.g., use of sleeping pills, antihypertensive or tranquilisers)
    • Liver toxicity

At Cranbourne Family Chiropractic and Wellness Centre your case will be assessed and the causative factors contributing to your fatigue will be overcome with an individual treatment plan.

For appointments with our Naturopaths please call our reception on 59984554, or visit us online for further information.

Category: Naturopathy

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