Hair Loss Fatigue Symptoms And Causes
What Is Fatigue?
Fatigue in general
Extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. Fatigue can be described as the lack of energy and motivation (both physical and mental). This is different than drowsiness, a term that describes the need to sleep. Often a person complains of feeling tired and it is up to the health care professional to distinguish between fatigue and drowsiness. Though both can occur at the same time.
Adrenal fatigue refers to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, yet people often report tiredness and hair loss. The condition can occur when the adrenal glands are not functioning at their optimum level. As a result, extreme physical fatigue and tiredness follow, and the symptoms usually do not get better after rest. Adrenal fatigue also can occur after the body has had an infection, such as the flu.
Fatigue is a very common complaint and it is important to remember that it is a symptom and not a disease. People may presume that their fatigue is due to aging and ignore the symptom. This may lead to a delay in seeking care.
People with fatigue may show many symptoms including.
- Lack of motivation or the ability to begin an activity.
- Mental fatigue or difficulty with concentration and memory to start or complete an activity.
- Lack of energy.
- Worn out.
- Feeling run down.
What Causes Fatigue?
Fatigue is a symptom of an underlying disease and is described in many ways from feeling weak to being constantly tired or lacking energy. There may be associated symptoms depending upon the underlying cause.
- Thyroid: If fatigue drags you down day after day, Your thyroid gland could be to blame. Thyroid disorders can have a noticeable impact on your energy levels and mood. It can cause anxiety, problems sleeping, restlessness and irritability. Getting the right treatment is critical to feel your best and avoid serious health problems.
- Lupus: often causes extreme fatigue along with many other symptoms.
- Metabolic/ Endocrine: Anemia; hypothyroidism; diabetes; electrolyte abnormalities; kidney disease; liver disease; Cushing’s disease.
- Infectious: Infectious mononucleosis; hepatitis; tuberculosis; cytomegalovirus; HIV infection; influenza (flu); malaria and many other infections.
- Cardiac (heart) and Pulmonary: Congestive heart failure; coronary artery disease; valvular heart disease; COPD; asthma; arrythmias; pneumonia.
- Medications: Antidepressants; anti-anxiety medications; sedative medications; medication and drug withdrawal; antihistamines; steroids; some blood pressure medications; some antidepressants.
- Psychiatric (Mental Health): Depression; anxiety; drug abuse; alcohol abuse; Eating disorders (for example; bulimia; anorexia); grief and bereavement.
- Sleep Problems: Sleep apnea; reflux esophagitis; insomnia; narcolepsy; shift work or work shift changes; pregnancy; Extra night hours at “work”.
- Vitamin Deficiencies: Vitamin B12 deficiency, vitamin D deficiency, folic acid deficiency, iron deficiency.
If a person is suffering from one of these diseases, there’s a big chance they might suffer from hair loss. However, this kind of hair loss is temporary & can be treated after treating the cause.