We constantly see young women who should be enjoying every minute of their lives. They are complaining of feeling tired or fatigue and sluggish, anxious, depressed, struggling with their weight, and often with irregular periods.
In addition, they feel like “they have lost some of their brains” as they feel forgetful and that their mental processes have “slowed down”. There may be increased premenstrual stress. Generally they complain of becoming irritated and frustrated easily, and brooding over life issues. They may have a lot of neck and shoulder pain, stiffness and are not sleeping well.
Fatigue: Where to start?
Fatigue may have many causes and be a complex condition. It is important to acknowledge the fact that the symptoms being experienced are “real”, and these persons are
not coping on their own.
Fatigue: A Common Clinical Symptom.
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By completing questionnaires and analytical assessment including Cellular Analysis and Iris Photography, one may obtain an overview of body composition, the effects of diet, lifestyle, exposure to toxic substances, stress on the nervous and organic systems of the body. Once imbalances are identified, further analysis may be undertaken to assess why. Often in these situations, there is an associated sub-clinical hypofunction of both the adrenal glands and the thyroid. Often in young females with chronic post-natal depression, by supporting these organs back to healthy function, the unpleasant symptoms may be addressed.
Once the body has become stressed and tired due to any number of lifestyle causes, the tendency then is to reach for comfort foods and become less active and withdrawn. The subsequent increase in weight may contribute to a condition called “insulin resistance”. This is where the fat surrounding the cells may reduce the effectiveness of the hormone, insulin, to lower blood sugar and in fact may even contribute to sugar cravings. It is believed this action may be a driver of Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). The lack of energy to exercise or socialise may result in depression, ongoing lethargy and anxiety. Self-confidence may disappear. Tensions and frustration may increase, with accompanying neck and shoulder pain.
Fatigue: What to do?
Each type of fatigue needs to be addressed individually after establishing if the source is Adrenal, Thyroid, Metabolic, Immune, Nutritional, Mitochondrial or Androgen Fatigue. It is important to select appropriate herbal and nutritional support to assist mental and physical tolerance to stress.
Improving energy and reducing fatigue during prolonged stress may make a significant change from despair to feeling “alive” and able to cope.
Make an appointment with one of our dedicated Naturopaths today on 41534112, and start feeling “alive” again!Disclaimer: The advice on this website is of a general nature only and Nurtura Health expressly disclaims all liability arising out of the improper use of the information provided. Nurtura Health actively discourages any self-diagnosis or self-medication. Please consult your health practitioner regarding these important health issues. All rights reserved.