Fatigue is more than a feeling of sleepiness or a need for a nap. It is a total sense of weariness, tiredness, lethargy, and exhaustion and apathy towards doing everyday things. Fatigue lasting for an extended period of time can be draining. The question is can fatigue alone lead you down a path you didn’t even know you were on.
Fatigue is the most common symptom reported to primary care physicians. Approximately 20% of patients report fatigue severe enough to prevent them from having a normal life. It is no wonder than that people with fatigue can also begin suffering from depression. The inability to function at a normal level can lead to a feeling of apathy and add to the symptoms already present.
In 2004 a study published by Dr. Petros Skapinakis presented results finding people who suffer from fatigue have a higher risk factor for developing depression. Many studies in the past have indicated a relationship between fatigue and depression, but not the relation between the two. Using studies conducted by the World Health Organization, Dr. Skapinakis and his fellow researchers discovered the relationship between fatigue that was unexplained and depression “is very strong, and is unlikely to be due to chance or systematic biases.” The researchers explain that, “One can possibly understand how a fatigued person can start feeling psychologically distressed because of his or her condition.” One of the ideas proposed from the research is that exercise has been known to ward off depression, but fatigue can be the result of deconditioning, or loss of exercise.
If the key is physical activity, how do you get back the energy you need to begin? NT Factor
has been researched for over 15 years with the finding that it eliminates and/or reduces fatigue. NT Factor has been shown to reduce fatigue by over 42% over an 8 week period, with some results starting as soon as 2-3 weeks. A gain of 42% can give you back the ability to reclaim your life, your energy, and your health.