How to Treat Chronic Fatigue : What Causes Chronic Fatigue?


DR. SUSAN JEWELL: Hello. My name is Dr. Susan
Jewell, and on behalf of Expert Village today, I’m going to talk to you about how to treat
fatigue. Now, in this clip, we’re going to talk about some of the various causes of fatigue.
Now, fatigue can present itself in many different conditions and situations. For example, most
underlying fatigue, when patients come in to complain of fatigue, is usually caused
by emotional stress and anxiety. That’s actually the number one cause because of the way that
we live our lives daily in the Western culture, we put ourselves into a lot of emotional pressures
whether it’s financial, relational, or any other family reasons that puts us under a
lot pressure to perform and to achieve, so that puts us in a lot of stress, and stress
and anxiety uses up a lot of energy and that will cause fatigue. There’s what we call “psychosomatic”
where it’s more of a psychological condition that causes the fatigue. When they think a
certain thinking mode, then that sort of puts up the whole mind in that mindset, and then
it translates into the body’s manifestation of fatigue. So, they’re sad or depressed,
and then they feel apathy and lethargy and so then, they feel that they have no energy,
and then that translated into a physical presentation of fatigue. And illnesses as well, illnesses
like mononucleosis can cause a very long chronic condition of fatigue where the person can
present with months or maybe even years of just extreme fatigue where they just have
no energy no matter what they do, whether they change their lifestyle or change their
diet and nutrition to a healthier where they still cannot able to manage to pull their
level of their energy level up to a point where they don’t have to suffer from fatigue.
Drugs as well, lifestyle, sedentary lifestyle will put a person as well at a risk of getting
symptoms of fatigue.

7 Replies to “How to Treat Chronic Fatigue : What Causes Chronic Fatigue?”

  1. This information is *DANGEROUSLY INCORRECT*!!

    There are FIVE different causes listed- ONLY ONE is correct: ILLNESS.
    I have been involved in research (Stanford) for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and have seen countless suffering patients. People with CFS have shown to have lesions in the brain, abnormally high cytomegalovirus and EBV, along with severe reactive hypoglycemia. NONE of which are caused by anxiety, psychosomatics, lifestyle OR stress.

    These can exacerbate CFS, but DO NOT CAUSE IT!

  2. Its just amazing the me the ignorance of people who no nothing about ME/CFS , But can voice an opion as to get ver it or it doesn't excist with out thinking about the person who is so sick there whole life is altered.. This physician is clearly talking about someone who is tired all the time. Not some one who has ME/CFS. Anyone that thinks it doesn't exist should maybe take the time to educate yourself instead of being so critical. This is a debilitating sickness!

  3. The word "Chronic" means: A persistent and lasting disease or medical condition. Simple tiredness and regular fatigue are normal human realities. CHRONIC fatigue is a serious medical condition.

    The title of this video has been changed. It once said "Chronic Fatigue SYNDROME".. It has now been changed to simply say "Chronic Fatigue." It is the same in origin.

    And to all those who say that people with CFS complain too much; you have NO idea how badly people suffer, MUCH more than just fatigue!

  4. Cheers for the Video! Excuse me for butting in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you researched – Dinanlinson Rebooting Health Approach (do a search on google)? It is an awesome exclusive guide for getting rid of chronic fatigue syndrome without the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my BF after many years got cool success with it.

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