The word Chronic stands for a condition which is persisting for a very long time and is not resolved easily and Tiredness stands for fatigue. Chronic Tiredness is a type of fatigue which is of chronic nature and which does not gets resolved by rest. Sitting jobs are increasing nowadays which results in nervous system disorders like back pain, tiredness, and fatigue. Sometimes it can be associated with any underlying medical condition, anxiety, stress and can also lead to loss of memory if not treated early.
What Is Chronic Fatigue
Chronic fatigue is also known as Mansavrut Vataor Balakshayain and Mansa Dhatugat in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda when the imbalance occurs in the three energies which are – Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, the disease occurs. This is mainly due to aggravation of Vata dosha which results in a negative impact on physical and mental levels. A weakness of the nervous system occurs as it mainly affects the nervous system, pain and tenderness occur due to hypersensitivity. It can also result in sleep disturbance and various mental disorders like cognitive disorders.
Causes of Chronic Fatigue
The exact cause is not known but some triggering factors can be associated with it
1. Hormonal Imbalances
It may sometimes be associated with an abnormality in the level of hormones, produced in adrenal, hypothalamus and pituitary glands.
2. Viral Infections
Some viruses may be associated with chronic fatigue which can be – Human herpesvirus 6, Epstein Barr virus and Mouse leukemia viruses.
3. Immune System Problems
Impairment of the immune system occurs in this problem which can lead to chronic fatigue.
4. Psychological Stress
Psychological stress can also lead to chronic fatigue.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
These are the symptoms associated with chronic fatigue
- Muscle pain, joint pain, and fatigue
- Anxiety, depression, confusion, and memory loss
- Stroke and trauma
- Sore throat
- Enlarged lymph nodes in neck and armpits
- Headache and un-refreshing sleep
- Rashes, canker sores
- Low or high body temperature
There are several risk factors which are associated with chronic fatigue. They can be
- Stress – Stress can lead to chronic fatigue.
- Age – Chronic fatigue can occur at any age but mostly it is seen at the ages of the 40s and 50s.
- Sex – Women are mostly affected by this condition.
There are various complications which are associated with chronic fatigue. They can be
- Lifestyle restrictions
- Social isolation
- Increased work absences
Chronic fatigue syndrome usually cannot be diagnosed by a single test because it can mimic some other medical problem. The doctor will rule out some medical conditions before diagnosing Chronic fatigue, the medical conditions can be –
1. Medical Problems
Anemia, hypothyroidism, and diabetes are mainly associated with fatigue. Lab tests are useful to detect.
2. Mental Health Issues
Anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder is associated with stress.
3. Sleep Disorders
Sleep disorders can also lead to chronic fatigue. Insomnia, Obstructive sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome may lead to chronic fatigue.
4. Heart and Lung Impairments
Various heart and lung problems can also result in fatigue so careful evaluation is a must.
Home Remedies For Chronic Fatigue
There are some home remedies which can be followed to prevent chronic fatigue, which is as follows
- For removal of toxins or detoxification, Garlic can be used
- For relieving pain, Guggul can be used
- For minor pains and aches, Ginger tea can be used
- Mix Ashwagandha powder and Amla powder in equal amount and take this mixture twice daily.
- For pain and inflammation, mix and take half teaspoon of turmeric powder with warm water.
Diet and Lifestyle
- Foods To Be Taken – Here are some foods which need to be taken – spices like coriander, cumin, and ginger, vegetable soups and juices, cooked vegetables, khichadi, juices of beetroot, carrot, and cucumber.
- Foods To Be Avoided – Here are certain foods which need to be avoided – excess consumption of tea, coffee or alcohol, hot, spicy, and fried food.
How Can Ayurveda Help In Chronic Fatigue
Ayurveda is an ancient Indian medicine system that helps in providing various natural products to prevent different disorders. Here it mainly focuses on resolving the vitiated Vata doshas and Rasayana herbs are used that mainly works on symptoms associated with the disease, relax the mind, provide strength to the nervous system and rejuvenate tissues. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal medicines which are 100 percent pure, vegetarian and natural. These medicines are free from side effects and can be used safely. Ashwagandha, shilajit, and guggul help in resolving various disorders caused due to aggravated Vata dosha.
Herbal Remedies For Chronic Fatigue
Ashwagandha Capsules, Atirasadi Churna, Gandhak Rasayan, Chanderprabha Vati and Shilajit Capsules are offered by Planet Ayurveda to treat chronic fatigue. These herbal remedies are prepared by strictly following the Principles of Ayurveda and best quality herbs. They are free from any side effect and are safe to use. These herbal medicines are 100 percent pure, vegetarian and natural.
1. Shilajit Capsules
They are pure natural herbal capsules that are made by using herb Shilajit (Asphaltum punibiunum) which is a natural herb. It provides stamina to our body. They also improve our metabolism and have a positive effect on our mind. They help in relieving mental and physical stress.
Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with milk or water after meals.
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
This is an Ayurvedic herb which has great medicinal value. These capsules are prepared from herb Withania somnifera. It is 100 percent pure and natural product by Planet Ayurveda.
- Acts as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent
- Useful in stress and fatigue situations
- Useful to maintain the overall well-being of our body
- Nourishes the brain to work sharper and quicker
- Provides immunity and strength to the body
Dose: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
3. Gandhak Rasayan
Rasayan stands for rejuvenation. It rejuvenates our body, removes toxins from the body and is free from any side effect. These are made by using herb Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur).
Dose – 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals
4. Chanderprabha Vati
They have calming effect on entire body. They are prepared by using various herbs which are – Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Vidanga (Embeliaribes), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) ,Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora) ,Chavya (Piper chaba) ,Guduchi(Tinosporacordifolia),Sharkara (Sugar ),Shilajit(Asphaltum punibiunum) Saindhavlavan (Rock salt) ,Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate) ,Suvarchallavan (Sodium sulphate) ,Vida lavan (Black salt) ,Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) ,Pippali (Piper longum) ,Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala),Ela (Elettaria cardamomum) ,Mustak (Cyprus rotundus) ,Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) ,Vacha (Acorus calamus),Shunthi (Zingibe rofficinalis) and Haridra (Curcuma longa)
- It has a calming effect on the body.
- It helps to reduce stress and tension.
Dose – 2 tablets two times daily with plain water after meals
5. Atirasadi Churna
This is an herbal medicine which is a combination of various herbs like-SemalMusli(Salmaliamalabarica),Safedmusli(Chlorophytumborivilianum),Safedmusli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Kesar (Crocus sativus) ,SemalMusli (Salmalia malabarica) ,Jaiphal/ Javitri (Myristica fragrans) ,Safedmusli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Vidarikand (Dioscorea tuberosa) ,Kali musli (Curculigo orchioides) ,Akarkara (Anacylus pyrethrum) ,Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) ,Taalmakhna (Hygrophilla spinosa) ,Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) and SafedBehman (Centureabehen).
It is useful in relieving fatigue and also helps to enhance the stamina of a person.
Dose: One teaspoon of powder with plain water or milk two times daily.