7 Reasons Behind Fatigue And How To Fix Them

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Fatigue can follow you around like a leech even after maintaining a healthy diet and active lifestyle. This crisis of energy happens to a major portion of working adults who has the need to keep up with the pace of the fast-moving world. Keeping up the energy level is another challenge that we need to face in our daily lives. Even though a continuous tiredness can be a symptom of a bigger problem lying dormant inside your body, you might try identifying a few energy zapping habits and changing them to regain your energy. Don’t run to the doctor just yet.

7. Irregular Sleeping PatternImage Credit: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/433823376580161716/

If your everyday sleeping routine is not the same, you are probably not getting enough sleep and it might be messing with the rhythms of your body. It will cause you more tiredness instead of restoring your energy at the end of the day. Having a restless sleeping partner just adds up to the erratic sleeping pattern.

Fix
Make sure your sleeping hours are constant every night, not deferring more than an hour or so on weekends and make sure you are getting at least 7 hours of sound sleep.

6. Inactivity

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Sitting around working on your desk for endless hours at a time can cause more harm than good. Sitting still makes your heart rate and blood circulation slow down as your brain relates the stillness to sleeping. It also weakens your muscles thus making it harder to do physical tasks.

Fix
Exercise for a least half an hour every day, be it at the gym, at home, dancing, jogging, etc. If you don’t have the time, then try walking around every hour at your workplace.

 

5. Dehydration

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Many of us forget to drink sufficient amount of water while running around to keep up with our hectic lifestyle, thus resulting to the lethargic feeling. Severe dehydration occurs in our body without giving us much indication except for the numbing tiredness and sometimes nausea.

Fix
Minimum 8-10 glasses of water every day is a must. You might even need more if your job is more physically demanding than average. If you have a habit of drinking caffeinated products, you might need to compensate that with a few more glasses of water.

4. Tension and Stress

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If you have a habit of being stressed or tensed all the time, your energy will get drained faster. Because people tend to clench their muscles, hyperventilate or jiggle feet when they are stressed.

Fix
Try stopping your work every few hours and concentrate on releasing tension from your body. Take deep and slow breaths by ballooning your stomach and chest and loosening all the muscles in your body by massaging them.

 

3. Nutrition and Diet

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Improper nutrition and imbalanced diet may cause a lot of this unexplained tiredness and fatigue. If your diet contains lots of carbs, sugar, and processed foods, it is possible that this is the reason behind your lethargy.

Fix
Include complex carbs like whole grains, proteins and healthy fats in your meals and snacks. You can try having unprocessed food to avoid added sugar and have fruits, honey, etc. to satiate your sugar cravings.

2. Clutter and Mess

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A messy office space or a cluttered closet can give you an overwhelming feeling of anxiety and stress, which you cannot really pinpoint. The impending activity of having to clear up the mess is bound to make you feel tired and make it harder to focus on anything.

Fix
Get rid of anything that you don’t need and label everything to keep everything organized in order and avoid any messy situation in the future.

 

1. Loneliness

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Physically or emotionally, if you are cooped up in your home alone or not talked to someone properly and openly about what’s going on inside your mind, can cause fatigue.

Fix
A day out in the sun, a heart-to-heart conversation with a friend or family can give you the relief that your body might need to restore your energy level.

All these 7 habits are the reason behind oxygen deficiency and why your blood circulation slows down. Utilize a little time every day to help yourself to get out of these habits that zap your energy before making an appointment with the doctor.

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Nigeria’s President Draws Criticism for Seeking Medical Care Abroad

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who visited the White House last month, traveled to Britain this week to seek medical care for an undisclosed illness.CreditChip Somodevilla/Getty Images

ABUJA, Nigeria — President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, who has urged politicians not to go abroad to seek medical care, has traveled to Britain on his fifth official trip to see a doctor there.

Mr. Buhari, 75, left for London on Monday for a four-day visit, setting off renewed concerns about his health. His trip also comes after three weeks of strikes by health care professionals who are calling for better working conditions and more funding.

For nearly two years, Mr. Buhari has been receiving treatment for an unspecified illness, which he has repeatedly refused to discuss.

The president is scheduled to return to Nigeria on Saturday, at which point he will have spent more than 170 days in London on official medical leave since becoming president in 2015.

Mr. Buhari recently declared his intention to run for a second term next year, but many people in Nigeria, including some former presidents, have called on him to step down because of concerns about his health.

After Mr. Buhari visited Washington to meet with President Trump late last month, he surprised reporters by not returning directly to Nigeria but instead making what his media team called a “technical stopover” in London. His aides later confirmed that he received medical treatment while in Britain.

Mr. Buhari’s aides have insisted that the president is healthy and capable of running for office again, claiming that his political enemies are exaggerating any health concerns to attack him.

In April 2016, months before his first medical trip to London, Mr. Buhari condemned the use of Nigerian resources on international medical expenses.

“While this administration will not deny anyone of his or her fundamental human rights, we will certainly not encourage expending Nigerian hard-earned resources on any government official seeking medical care abroad, when such can be handled in Nigeria,” Mr. Buhari said, according to a statement from the Health Ministry at the time.

During his campaign the president promised to end “medical tourism,” the practice of Nigerian politicians receiving medical treatment abroad even as most citizens are forced to rely on underfunded state medical services.

After what was reported to have been motorbike accident in January, the president’s son, Yusuf Buhari, was also treated abroad, although the president’s aides would not confirm where he was treated.

Nigerians see Mr. Buhari’s actions on health care as hypocritical, said Yemi Adamolekun, executive director of Enough Is Enough, a coalition of groups committed to building a culture of good government and public accountability in Nigeria. “As he’s getting a superior standard of health care for himself and his son, he’s done virtually nothing to invest in health care infrastructure and provision in Nigeria,” Ms. Adamolekun said.

This year Nigeria spent 3.9 percent of its budget on health care, a fraction of the 15 percent target set by the United Nations.

“Health professionals have been on strike now for three weeks, and they aren’t even talking about it,” Ms. Adamolekun said, referring to the government. “So we have poor health infrastructure, an exodus of qualified medical staff and now a strike with no conversation on how to fix it, yet our president jumps off to the U.K. for his own health.”

A nationwide strike of 72,000 public health care workers has crippled medical services in state hospitals across Nigeria, and many more are expected to join the protest in the next few days.

Biobelemoye Josiah, president of a coalition of unions involved in the strike, said that health care in Nigeria had suffered under Mr. Buhari’s administration. “There has long been medical tourism because our hospitals are grossly underfunded and that has continued,” Mr. Josiah said.+

NCADA position on Missouri’s approved medical marijuana measure — FOX2now.com

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ST. LOUIS, MO- The Missouri House approved a measure that would allow people with terminal and serious illnesses in the state access to smokeless forms of medical marijuana. Now it heads to the Senate for more debate. Brandon Costerison, Public Awareness Specialist with the National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Abuse joins FOX2 to discuss…

ST. LOUIS, MO-  The Missouri House approved a measure that would allow people with terminal and serious illnesses in the state access to smokeless forms of medical marijuana.

Now it heads to the Senate for more debate.

Brandon Costerison,  Public Awareness Specialist with the National Council On Alcoholism And Drug Abuse joins FOX2 to discuss NCADA position on the new measure.

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Group donates $40 million medical supplies to Nigeria – Official

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Group donates $40 million medical supplies to Nigeria – Official

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Vice-President, International Development of MedShare, Nell Diallo, disclosed this at the Nigeria Day at Atlanta to celebrate MedShare 20 years of strengthening healthcare in Nigeria.

Ms Diallo said: “MedShare has supported over 150 hospitals in Nigeria and improved maternal and child health, primary care and infectious disease control and prevention in Nigeria’s healthcare facilities.

“MedShare has donated more than $40 million in medical supplies and biomedical equipment to strengthen Nigeria’s health systems.

“Our Biomedical Equipment Training and Repair Service has donated more than 4,500 pieces of state-of-the-art biomedical equipment and more than 1,050 electric hospital beds.”

According to her, MedShare focuses on the 19 Northern states because there are more cases of inadequate medical access and healthcare facilities in those states.

All the 19 Northern state governments and the Federal Capital Territory have benefitted from the charity organisation while southern states beneficiaries include Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Delta, Osun, Oyo, Lagos, Enugu and Abia states.

The beneficiary hospitals are the Ahmadu Bello University, Enugu State University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Lagos State University, and Jos University Teaching Hospitals as well as the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospitals.

“The flags that you see here, these are the countries we ship to. The country that has received the largest number and percentage of container is this one – Nigeria – and we ship to 100 countries.

“We receive our kinds of equipment and supplies; we do not accept any materials that cannot be used in the U.S. and we use the World Health Organisation’s standard for accepting donations to go to underserved countries.

“If you look at our warehouse here, it’s 40,000 square feet. We have another warehouse that’s 55,000 (square feet) in San Francisco and a 10,000 square feet warehouse in New Jersey.

“And at any given time, we have roughly $25 million worth of materials that’s ready to be shipped and we load containers every week.”

Charles Redding, President and Chief Executive Officer of MedShare, said he was very pleased that Nigeria was one of its long-standing partners that it looked to strengthen healthcare system around the world.

Mr Redding said: “And I say that with the recognition that Nigeria is a very large country thus the need is very large.

“So if we look at collectively, the impact we’ve had around the world with our shipment of medical supplies and equipment, Nigeria has received the most of those shipments.

“We can certainly estimate that we’ve touched the lives of over two million Nigerians over the last 20 years.

“So we are very proud of the partnership, the openness and the community to want to work with us and to support our ongoing efforts to improve healthcare facilities around the world.”

MedShare is a Medical Surplus Recovery Organisation that collects and distributes surplus medical products to qualified healthcare facilities in medically-underserved communities around the world on an on-going basis.

The Atlanta-based organisation, was named a ‘Four Star Charity’ for the 13th consecutive year by Charity Navigator.

This designation recognises the top one per cent of U.S. charities based on the criteria of transparency, organisational accountability, and measurable impact.

Mr Redding said MedShare, currently in its 20th year of operations, has collected over 207 million dollars worth of lifesaving medical supplies and equipment that has helped over 19 million patients in over 100 countries and territories.

The module for receiving $350,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment involves the sponsorship of $25,000 for shipping logistics.

Redding advised Nigerian state governors and other well-meaning individuals to take advantage of the opportunity to offset their health budgets and facilitate the equipping of Nigerian hospitals through MedShare.

The event was attended by Nigeria’s Consul-General in Atlanta, Kayode Laro; his wife, Innocent Iwejuo; Consul, Information and Economics, representatives of Nigerian community organisations in the U.S. and members of the Nigerian diaspora. (NAN)