Fatigue is a symptom, rather than a specific disease or disorder. It is characterized by persistent tiredness. Most people affected with fatigue feel tired all the time, affecting them physically, emotionally and mentally. Fatigue is often attributed to a physiological process not operating optimally; this is sometimes called adaptive physiology. Most commonly fatigue is associated with metabolic dysfunction(s).
Generally, fatigue is caused by an underlying condition or disease. The most common causes of fatigue are hyper- and/or hypothyroidism, diabetes, both type I and II, adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, malabsorption/malnutrition, metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances and inborn errors of metabolism. The good news is that once the underlying cause is determined naturopathic treatments have a high success rate of eliminating fatigue, and restoring the body’s sense of wellness. The most important determinants in reversing fatigue for a patient is removing the obstacle to cure, stimulating the self-healing process, supporting the appropriate organs and organ systems and stimulating functional systems such as the immune system.
Naturopathic treatments used with success include