Fatigue and weakness are common problems of many people today. Almost everyone feels tired during the day, sometimes mildly and sometimes severely. However, if fatigue decreases the quality of life, causes disruptions in daily work and becomes chronic, watch out! Nephrology Specialist Prof. Dr. Tekin Akpolat explained the tips that can help to cope with chronic fatigue.
WHAT IS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME?
Fatigue can be defined as a lack of energy and motivation, which is gathered in three separate groups as mental, physical and chronic. It is described as exhaustion, exhaustion and weakness. Constantly feeling tired is a chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also called burnout syndrome. It occurs as a result of overloading work beyond the capacity of the person without getting enough rest. It prepares the ground for malnutrition, insufficient sleep, inactivity, stress fatigue syndrome. It can be seen in all age groups and both genders. But it is more common in working mothers.
PANDEMIA STRESS INCREASED CHRONIC FATIGUE
Increased stress, anxiety and anxiety during the pandemic process increased complaints about chronic fatigue. Fatigue began to be seen more, especially due to the stress experienced by those who worked at home and lost their jobs.
POOR NUTRITION AND INACTIVITY THE MOST IMPORTANT CAUSE
There are many reasons, but malnutrition and inactivity are the most important reasons. As a solution to inactivity, walking between rooms or simple movements that can be done at home allows us to keep our tempo and get active. Avoiding a diet such as fatty foods and pastries during the period of stay at home allows to maintain body balance, at least during periods of less activity.
HOW IS CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is diagnosed by investigating and eliminating the diseases that cause fatigue. For this reason, it is necessary to know the reasons that cause fatigue well.
– Anemia: Especially in women with more menstrual bleeding
– Heart disease
– Kidney failure
Less work of the thyroid gland
Hidden urinary tract infection
Diabetes, insulin resistance
Hypoglycemia: low sugar
Food allergy, eg gluten
– Adrenal gland diseases
– Using diuretics to lose weight and reduce edema
– Medication used for any reason (even if it has been used for years)
– Vision problem: Especially if your glasses number has changed
Chronic infection: (For example, tuberculosis)
– Iron deficiency: Even if it does not cause anemia, it may cause weakness.
– Sleep apnea
– Mineral deficiencies: Especially in those who have an irregular diet
HOW TO Deal With Fatigue?
– Attention should be paid to a healthy lifestyle. Miracle treatments and doping should be avoided.
– Need to sleep better.
– Avoid pastries and desserts.
– Drinks containing caffeine and sugar such as tea, coffee, cola should not be consumed too much.
– It should not be dehydrated.
– It is necessary to avoid irregularities during working hours.
– Do not eat late at night.
– Energy drinks should be avoided.
– Working mothers should seek help and support from their spouses.
– Inactivity should be avoided so that the muscles do not weaken.
– You should not be constantly busy with mobile phones.
– One should not sit in front of the screen like a television or computer.
– You should not lose a lot of weight in a short time.
– Herbal products should not be used unconsciously.
Snack diet products should be limited.
– Adequate, regular nutrition should be taken. Foods with high glycemic index such as sugary drinks and sweets should be avoided. Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can be beneficial. In general, dried fruits such as vegetables, fruits, hazelnuts and walnuts can be beneficial, but the measure should not be lost.
– If there is excess weight, it should be given.
– Movement should be as much as possible, and plenty of outdoor walking should be done.
– Stress should be avoided.