There are few things more frustrating than feeling constantly tired and sick despite how hard you work at your health, despite how well you sleep and how well you eat. Again and again I have clients come to me because they are utterly exhausted in spite of their incredibly healthy lifestyles. Are you one of these people?
Some people are tired because they don’t sleep enough or they over-work or they lead really stressful lifestyles. If you don’t fall into any of these categories yet you’re really struggling with constant tiredness then you need to chat to your doctor and have him or her run a few diagnostic tests because there are many bacterial, viral and fungal infections that cause fatigue. I discuss these in more depth in my video here.
There are also less common infectious causes of fatigue that we tend to forget about – for example, dental infections. Often tooth or gum infections don’t cause any pain and people can go for months before they realise what is going on. The same goes for chronic sinus infections – often mistaken as a bad headache.
So, if you’re struggling with constant tiredness in spite of how healthy a lifestyle you lead, go and visit your doctor (and dentist) because you never know….a few simple tests, a clear diagnosis and some medical treatment might just be the answer to your exhaustion. You can download here a checklist that I’ve created to help you rule out the common medical conditions associated with fatigue. If you check everything off this list and are still utterly exhausted for no medical reason, then subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of this page and let me help you.
Author: Ruth Hull.
Ruth trained as a homoeopathic doctor and integrative health consultant and has a special interest in working with people struggling with chronic fatigue, burnout or insomnia. She is author of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology for Therapists and Healthcare Professionals as well as three other health-related textbooks. She is based in Perth, Australia, and also consults online: http://www.ruthhull.com/
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