People are working for 12, 17 even 24 hours a day. This is bound to affect their daily functions, especially when they are not engaged in high-adrenaline activities. The body needs sleep to relax, rejuvenate and to replenish itself. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “workers with fatigue cost employers 136.4 billion dollars annually.” This is due to the fact that 65.7% of workers have associated health problems related to lost productive time.
Fatigue is also the major cause of serious road accidents where drivers fall asleep at the wheel. Drivers who lack proper rest are more likely to have accidents between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and dawn. More than 50% of road accidents happen this way. Of the young male drivers, more than 75% of them involved in accidents are due to fatigue.
Clearly, chronic fatigue is a serious condition, affecting people in many areas of life. But what exactly is fatigue, what causes it, and what can we do about it?
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
Many people suffer from fatigue, also known as extreme tiredness, that seems to continue for a prolonged period. This can be caused from both physical and mental exertion and illness. It is generally quoted that as human beings we need seven to eight hours of sleep each night. In this fast-track world that has been placed into hyper-drive by systems such as globalization and the rapid advancement of technology, not many people get these hours in.
Chronic Fatigue Causes
Many lifestyle and psychological factors can cause fatigue, the most prevalent of which is simply bypassing sleep to do something else. Fatigue can be caused by excessive caffeine use, medications, unhealthy eating habits, alcohol abuse and excessive physical activity or inactivity. People with mental problems can also experience fatigue; that means someone who is stressed, depressed, or suffering from grief or anxiety.
How is chronic fatigue usually diagnosed and treated?
People with chronic fatigue must see a doctor. People with fatigue that’s followed by or accompanies chest pain, fast heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches, back, pelvic or abdominal pain, or even the presence of abnormal bleeding, should seek immediate medical attention from a physician. The medical professional will conduct an interview and evaluation to diagnose the problem. People generally use words such as exhaustion, weariness and lethargy to describe what is happening to them.
How can chiropractic care help alleviate or treat chronic fatigue?
Fatigue is usually a symptom of some other ailment in the body. As chiropractic care is considered alternative medicine, it usually has a good reputation for handling illnesses that traditional medicine finds hard to resolve. Many patients have sought chiropractors like Dr. Holly to help them treat or minimize their suffering, if not get rid of such symptoms completely.
If you suffer from fatigue and are considering alternative medicine as a solution, make an appointment at Queen City Health Center with Charlotte chiropractor, Dr. Holly Clemens. Give us a call at 980.422.2000 to book an in-person consultation, along with an exam and X-rays. (Discounts are available to patients who mention that they found us on the web!)
Your initial consultation involves a comprehensive exam, which will pinpoint any existing abnormalities present within your nervous system and spine. (Dr. Holly advises that patients continue taking their prescribed medications during chiropractic treatments until otherwise advised.)
If you’re searching for the best chiropractor Charlotte NC has to offer, search no more! Let us work with you to determine whether Queen City Health Center is right for you. All you have to do is fill out the form on this page, and one of our receptionists will call you within 24 hours to set up your FREE 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Holly.