Fatigue

Fatigue is a common problem that is explained as a feeling of weariness, tiredness or lack of energy. It can be triggered by stress, medication, overwork, or mental and physical illness or disease. In severe cases, it may be one of the symptoms of a more serious psychological or physical disorder. Therefore, it is important to diagnose the condition at an early stage, and treat its root cause.

According to Ayurveda, fatigue is caused by the imbalance of one, some or all the three Doshas. Dosha refers to the three biological energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Fatigue can have three causative factors at the grassroots level—physical, mental and emotional. It may be caused by an imbalance of Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Vata is usually the prime dosha involved. Aggravated Vata causes poor circulation of nutrient plasma to all body tissues and this poor circulation leads to feeling of fatigue.

At a fundamental level, an instance of disharmony among the various constituents of the body overburdens the stomach in the digestion process, producing ama (toxins) instead of the healthy ojas (vital energy-giving fluid). The production of ama inside the body is the major cause of all sorts of diseases including the three types of fatigue.

Symptoms:
  • Weakness Laziness
  • Palpitations
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lack of energy
  • Tiredness or exhaustion

 

Causes:

The main cause of fatigue is lowered vitality or lack of energy due to wrong feeding habits. The habitual use of refined foods such as white sugar, refined cereals, white flour products and processed food have very bad effects on the process in general. Certain physical and mental condition also creates fatigue. These include anemia, intestinal worms, low blood pressure, and low blood sugar any kind of infection in the body , liver damage, allergy to foods and drugs, insomnia mental tension, and unresolved emotional problem.

Diet & Lifestyle:
  • If you are suffering from problems of fatigue, avoid excessive or physically demanding exercises. Always exercise at half of your stamina. Yoga can be beneficial. Breathing exercises (Pranayama) can also be helpful. Breathe deeply and rhythmically to strengthen the respiration system.

Home Remedy:
  • The patient suffering from fatigue should eat nutritious foods, which supply energy to the body. Cereal seeds in their natural state relieve fatigue and provide energy. These cereal seeds are corn seeds, wheat seeds, rye seeds, maize seeds.
  • Vitamin B
  • Dates

Note: Medicine should be taken according to vaidya/docter


Treatment with Remedies