Fatigue is divided into pathological and physiological, among which physiological fatigue is more common in the population, usually occurring in young and middle-aged people, generally caused by subjective reasons such as excessive stress, lack of sleep, unscientific weight loss and objective factors such as weather and seasons.
Among pathological fatigue, there is a disease that is most easily overlooked, which was officially named as “chronic fatigue syndrome” by the Centers for Disease Control in 1987. Generally speaking, fatigue that lasts for 3 to 6 months without relief, accompanied by low fever or swollen lymph nodes, or other system disorders or damage, can be diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome.
The effects of fatigue on people are usually divided into two levels, with mild fatigue leading to physical discomfort and cognitive decline, and severe fatigue possibly causing psychological problems and impaired social adaptation, etc.
Experts remind that physical fatigue should also be alert to the following types of diseases.
Physical Fatigue May Attract 3 Kinds of Diseases
Acute heart attacks, heart failure and early atherosclerosis often present with unexplained symptoms such as easy fatigue, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath.
Research recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association also shows that people who are easily fatigued are at higher risk for heart disease. In particular, some patients with chronic fatigue but no apparent heart valve disease or myocardial ischemia on electrocardiogram and heart ultrasound should be further examined and diagnosed by a doctor to determine the cause.
Almost all diabetic patients initially feel fatigue and weakness, but this early symptom is often ignored and mistakenly thought to be caused by stressful life and too much work, resulting in many people’s blood glucose not being effectively controlled in a timely manner.
Therefore, people with risk factors for diabetes, such as obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and family history of diabetes, must be alert to diabetes and seek medical attention as soon as possible when they develop fatigue and weakness as they age.
Cancer and Autoimmune Diseases
In 2016, the American Cancer Research Association and other organizations’ research data were summarized on the “cancer website” in the United States, suggesting that people who feel tired for a long time despite sufficient sleep and rest should be alert to cancer, anemia and autoimmune diseases, such as thyroid disease and systemic lupus erythematosus, and should go to the hospital for examination in a timely manner.
3 Kinds of Tired Each Best Rest Method
Fatigue in the human body is gradually accumulated. Japanese counselors divide fatigue into 3 stages with a gradual progressive trend.
- In the first stage, the body feels tired, insomnia and poor appetite.
- The second stage, avoidance of burdens, tiredness, irritability, and vulnerability to physical and mental injuries, but the appearance may not be visible.
- In the third stage, depression and anxiety, excessive self-blame, physical weakness, like a different person.
In response to fatigue, it is important to choose the right way to rest, not everyone can be relieved by bored to sleep, eat a big meal, go to KTV and other amusement parks.
The right and effective way to rest can relax the tight nerves or muscles, re-energized to work and study.
There are three types of people in life who are most likely to feel fatigued: manual workers, mental workers, and those who are overly thoughtful and anxious, and each needs a different kind of rest.
Manual Workers: A Good Night’s Sleep Is Best
A good night’s sleep is the most popular form of rest, especially for those who are sleep-deprived and physically active.
The fatigue of these people is mainly caused by the production of large amounts of acid in the body, should take a “quiet” rest, sleep can be lost to replenish the energy back, the body of the accumulated waste out.
If you are not very tired, you can also lie in bed for a while, close your eyes and rest, so that the whole body muscles and nerves completely relaxed, then get up and move.
Brainiacs：Change Your Brain Mode More Often
These people are extremely excited in the cerebral cortex, but their bodies are in a state of low arousal, so sleeping to relieve fatigue is not very useful. What they need is not to recover their physical energy by being still, but to find something to relax their nerves.
The cerebral cortex has more than 10 billion nerve cells that are arranged and combined in different ways into joint functional areas, and when this area is active, the other area rests. This shift in activity can be writing copy in the morning and watering potted plants in the afternoon; it can also be an internal shift between brain work.
The fatigue of brain workers mainly comes from boredom with the same old routine. Doing” is the solution to “boredom”, replacing negative indulgence with positive rest, and experimenting with which method is the most relaxing for you.
For example, read a novel for 2 hours instead of going to a karaoke bar; find a street you’ve never been to and walk around to discover something new about the city; learn a new skill, such as playing the piano or drums, and practice it for 1 hour every weekend.
Overthinkers: Learn to Relax
These people do not have a lot of stress at work and do not have a lot of things to do, but they always feel anxious inside, and they make themselves “tired” over time. It is advisable to take breaks to improve concentration and control of emotions, change perceptions, and improve immunity over time.
- Positive breathing. Sit cross-legged in a quiet environment and focus on your breath.
- Focused attention. Whatever you do, keep your attention on it, such as feeling the movement of your hands and feet while walking.
- Learn to let go. Take 10 minutes to half an hour each day to let go of all your social roles and become an “empty cup. Go to the sun, sit on the lawn, paint and color, play the drums, etc.
- Work happily during the day without complaints, and sleep well at night. Before going to bed, write down your worries and plans for the next day, close your eyes and quiet your mind to eliminate distractions.