Friday, October 31, 2008

Chronic Fatigue and Stress

Chronic Fatigue with its debilitating constant tiredness, is a condition of our times, affecting teenagers, as well as men and women of all ages. But have you ever wondered what its real cause might be?

Part 1 and 2 of an article at examines the hidden causes of Chronic Fatigue. It might surprise some of you to learn stress is the culprit.

5 major stress categories are mentioned:

1. Physical survival or basic life needs:
enough food, shelter, clothing, money to get by. Very basic survival needs.

2. Biochemical stress:
sleep deprivation, hormone imbalances, malnutrition and malabsorption, drugs and too much caffeine or stimulants.

3. Mental:
work commitments, deadlines, constant work pressure, running away or avoiding work related confrontations, dealing with bosses and executives or study/exam pressure, over thinking, over analyzing. Many people experience this stress all the time.

4. Environmental stress:
noise pollution and chemical toxicity from environment or sudden chemical toxicity such as mercury leakage from amalgam fillings or inhaling paint fumes.

5. Emotional stress:
anything to do with any relationship, human connectedness, family, self worth etc., love and bonding.

Out of all the stress categories, the Mental and Emotional stresses create the most havoc in your mind/body system with debilitating symptoms particularly if the stress is prolonged.

Read the entire article.
Read Part 2 on Chronic Fatigue.

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