Common Reasons For Lingering Fatigue

January 31, 2024

Have you been experiencing unexplained tiredness despite having enough rest? In a recent finding, a greater percentage of the population confessed to experiencing lingering fatigue despite resting. A few others mentioned this fatigue has impacted their productivity at work on one or more occasions. Lately, more and more people are experiencing lingering fatigue. This article explains the common reasons and how to tackle them effectively.

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Is It Sleepiness or Fatigue?

Before we dive more into fatigue and its causes, it's important to differentiate between excessive sleepiness and fatigue as the two conditions tend to be used interchangeably. Excessive sleepiness occurs when a person does not get the required amount of rest or sleep due to insomnia or other medical and psychological conditions. Sleepiness is shorter than fatigue and can be treated once the root cause is discovered. However fatigue, especially chronic fatigue is a health condition that occurs due to a wide range of reasons. Consistent fatigue can be a symptom of an untreated disease or a psychological disorder that requires immediate attention. While sleepiness requires sleep, fatigue may require a combination of different testament methods to tackle.

What Causes Your Fatigue?

To treat fatigue, one must first understand the cause(s) of fatigue. In many people, fatigue is a result of physical and mental illnesses, as well as lifestyle factors. Hence, diagnosis can be difficult as treatment requires solving the numerous root causes. For instance,  fatigue caused by lifestyle choices such as drinking caffeine at bedtime can be easily corrected. However, fatigue caused by heart diseases may require long-term treatment before the affected persons can see improvement.

Different Types of Fatigue

Understanding the kinds of fatigue can help streamline your treatment plan towards something that can guarantee improvement. The following are some kinds of fatigue you may be experiencing;

  1. Physiologic Fatigue: Physiologic fatigue occurs when one's physiological mind is impacted by their poor choice of lifestyle. Most times, physiological overstimulation such as excessive exercise, sleep apnea, and poor dietary choices can cause fatigue. Since most cases of physiological fatigue are non-medical, treatment is quick and easy as a simple change in one's lifestyle choices can create a positive impact.
  2. Secondary Fatigue: This kind of fatigue is caused by one or more health conditions and can last between 2 weeks to 6 months. As long as the underlying health condition is treated, your energy will slowly return as healing progresses.
  3. Chronic Fatigue: Chronic fatigue is the highest level of fatigue that lasts for more than 6 months and is often due to an underlying health condition, which is often cancer or other non-communicable disease. If the disease does not get better with time, no form of treatment helps this fatigue as it can only be managed.

Get Same-Day Care at AFC Urgent Care Cortez

If you suffer from any kind of fatigue, it is important to visit a medical provider immediately for treatment. Although most fatigue tends to go away with time, many people still require special treatment to get better. When you visit AFC Urgent Care Cortez, our medical team will help discover the underlying cause of fatigue and draft a treatment plan to help manage or treat your symptoms. Simply walk-in! We’re open seven days a week and appointments are not required to be seen by a provider. If you have any additional questions about the services we provide please contact our team directly at (970) 516-5500.

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