Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness and lack of energy. Individuals suffering from fatigue may experience a reduction in overall alertness and cognition, causing everyday activities to become difficult. Most adults experience fatigue at some point in their lifetime. Listed below are tips provided by the National Institutes of Health on how to reduce fatigue:
Get a sufficient amount of sleep every night.
Maintain a healthy and balanced diet.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Find ways to relax (e.g., yoga).
Follow a reasonable work and personal schedule.
Take a vitamin (with the aid of a credible provider).
Abstain from alcohol, nicotine, and drug use.
It is important to note that, while fatigue is a common symptom and generally not indicative of a serious health concern, it may be a sign of a severe illness. If the aforementioned tips do not help to relieve fatigue, contact your physician. Additionally, notify your physician if you experience any of the following: confusion or dizziness, blurred vision, little to no urine, swelling, weight gain, or thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Additional information can be accessed here.
“Fatigue: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.” MedlinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003088.htm.