Fatigue is a symptom, rather than a specific disease or disorder. It is characterized by persistent tiredness. Most people who experience fatigue feel tired all the time with no relief. This constant state of tiredness affects them in many ways including 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 one or more metabolic dysfunctions. Once the dysfunction is addressed, the fatigue is relieved and energy renewed.
Underlying Conditions Leading to Low Energy
In general, fatigue, or the lack of natural energy, is caused by an underlying condition or a disease. It can also be caused by a combination of conditions or diseases. 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.
Stimulating the Self-Healing Process
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.
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Naturopathic Treatments for Renewed Energy
Naturopathic treatments effectively deal with the underlying condition, disease, or disorder. These natural therapies work with the body to restore health and wholeness in a natural way. Naturopathic doctors may use one therapy or treatment, or a combination of therapies. Some of the naturopathic treatments and therapies used with success include the following: