Feeling Fatigue Always? Get to Know the Root of It!

Women, in general, find themselves grappling with fatigue more than men. Apart from the constant physiological changes, and several responsibilities, hormone imbalance becomes a prominent reason for fatigue. Due to endocrine cycles and organs women possess a higher degree of chance to become prone to hormone imbalance and thus to fatigue.

Hormones are essential to regular bodily function. When these hormones are not in harmony, not only does it lead to fatigue, but also to muscle weakness, irritability, low energy, low motivation, and many more. However, we are not here to discuss hormonal imbalance and related problems. We will just dig deeper into the lifestyle-related reasons that cause fatigue in women.

PCOS/PCOD

The first and perhaps foremost reason could be PCOS/PCOD. Recent age sees that 1 in 5 women has been coping with the symptoms of either PCOS or PCOD.

It is obvious that 70% of women with PCOS/PCOD are insulin resistant. This means the cells don’t respond to the insulin produced by the body that is essential for the cells to convert fat into glucose, (the source of energy). Due to insulin resistance, the body won’t get enough energy, resulting in fatigue.

Additionally, the depression and stress associated with the condition can also cause fatigue in women. Although PCOS/PCOD has no direct connection with fatigue, its impact on other systems and glands of the body will disturb the hormones, and end up in fatigue.

Furthermore, As PCOS/PCOD is associated with anaemia, it also plays a vital role in feeling low energy. And, that is discussed below.

Premenstrual symptoms:

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The next reason for fatigue could be Premenstrual Syndrome, also in short, PMS. Generally, PMS happens in the luteal phase or 1-2 weeks preceding the menstrual phase that typically ends within 3-4 days after bleeding. During this phase, hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone will peak, while the hormones such as follicle-stimulating hormones (FSH) and luteinizing hormone(LH) will drop. This sudden fluctuation in hormones leads to brain fog, depression, mood swings, low energy, etc., and ultimately to intense fatigue.

Some women may also have symptoms like abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) or uterine fibroids. However, it is more common. Though, if you experience significant discomfort, it is important to consult a gynaecologist to balance the hormone fluctuation in order to avoid fatigue. But before heading to the hospital, don’t forget to double-check the credibility of the doctor. This can be done with various resources. However, one easy breezy way to do this is by checking on ranking websites like ThreeBestRated® which are dedicated to bringing you the best thing possible.

You’re skimming on Sleep:

Inadequate sleep is also a reason for fatigue. Every individual should get proper 8 hours of sleep to keep the sleep-wake cycle in line with the circadian rhythm. Circadian rhythm is the body’s natural and internal 24-hour clock that regulates the sleep-wake cycle in response to the change in light surrounding us. Thus, the circadian cycle enables our body to be alert or active in the daytime and sleepy at night. A disrupted sleeping pattern confuses this rhythm which leads to low energy. And, as sleep is imperative for the cognitive and psychological function of your body, lack of sleep can result in low motivation, brain fog, etc…

Dealing with Iron Deficiency: 

Iron deficiency or anaemia is another culprit to make you low-energetic. This condition arises when a person has low levels of haemoglobin or red blood cells. Haemoglobin is a protein-like structure that carries oxygen-rich blood to the other parts of the body from the lungs. So when a person has a low haemoglobin level, the body cells don’t receive enough oxygen, resulting in persistent fatigue and tiredness. Anaemia needs immediate treatment to avoid further complications.

You have been more sedentary than usual:

Our body muscles, bones, and joints are designed to move. When you are being more sedentary than usual, all of these organs may suffer from stiffness and lack sufficient blood flow. Therefore you need to keep your body in movement to ensure improved circulation and muscle health. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to work hard. It is worth noting that if a sedentary lifestyle makes you tired, so do the high-intensity workout. So be gentle with your body.

Fatigue could seem harmless and mild. But it sheds light on the complications that need immediate and greater attention. So if you feel less energetic than usual, then it is time to get an appointment with the physician.

 

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