Fatigue often occurs as a following symptom of many diseases but at the same time, it affects a relatively healthy people too. If you determine that you are not sick using all analyzes available but continue to feel tired, it’s time to “drop the ball” and devote a little more time to yourself. If left untreated, chronic fatigue can easily turn into a serious illness.
Apart from constant fatigue, this problem can be followed with other symptoms such as muscle and joint pain, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, loss of concentration, difficulties in waking up, irritability, melancholy, depression, etc. All this makes people feel really tired and doesn’t allow themto perform regular daily activities on the most productive level.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is lately becoming more and more common among people who live in the urban environment as a consequence of modern lifestyle. Therefore, the treatment of chronic fatigue in the first place involves a change of a lifestyle and elimination of stressful situations. Immediately after that, it is necessary to establish a healthy and deep sleep. Light sleep, no matter how long it lasts, cannot completely relax your body.
People who often complain on chronic fatigue are rather engaged in intellectual than physical labor, so those who fall into the first category should increase their physical activity with the focus on staying in the nature as much as possible. In any case it is necessary to increase the intake of vitamins and minerals that can be especially effective at the beginning of spring.
But there are also natural remedies for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome, which can be particularly effective in the initial stage of the disease.
Coffee and Sugar
First of all, there are short-term solutions such as coffee or sugar, which are actually not recommended for the treatment of chronic fatigue. Caffeine and sugar can really be helpful, but only when it comes to current fatigue. Excessive use of coffee and sugar in this case may even lead to a worsening of the disease because it adversely affects the metabolic and nervous system functions.
If you are trying to eliminate chronic fatigue, we recommend you to use teas, such as:
- Alfalfa ( Medicago sativa), because it improves the quality of sleep, increases physical endurance of the organism, increases tolerance to stressful situations, which all together makes us feel more vital.
- Siberian ginseng ( Eleutherococcussenticosus ), has a beneficial effect on mental health, relieves mental fatigue and improves physical abilities.
- St. John’s Wort ( Hypericumperforatum ), improves sleep and relieves depression which can be both a cause and a consequence of chronic fatigue.
Oat ( Avena sativa ) is a very valuable grain for the fatigue treatment because it contains many useful substances, so that can provide strength to the exhausted body, sharpen intellectual skills, relieve heart palpitations and contribute to better sleep. Oatmeal is recommended for everyone, including fully healthy individuals. Two tablespoons of oat bran a day, besides having rejuvenating effect to the body, can prevent the development of many serious diseases such as high cholesterol levels, blood vessel damage, obesity, constipation, colon cancer, etc.
Sour cherries ( Prunuscerasus ) contain melatonin, a hormone of the pineal gland , which is involved in the regulation of heart rate and the natural sleep cycle. Two glasses of cherry juice daily, provide better and longer sleep at night and reduce the need for sleep during the day which in the great extend can reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue.