Life gets busy and hectic from time to time. It can easily wear us down, and it can cause us to feel more tired than usual. But how do you know when your fatigue is due to something other than stress?

Let our team at AFC Urgent Care Sevierville step you through what fatigue is—and what can cause it.

What Is Fatigue?

Fatigue is defined as when a person feels tired, has no energy, is physically or mentally exhausted, or lacks motivation.

With more than 24 percent of the American population experiencing fatigue at some point in their lives, it is important to be educated on what can cause fatigue, as well as how to prevent it if possible.

Symptoms of Fatigue

  • Appetite loss
  • Blurry vision
  • Chronic tiredness or sleepiness
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Headache
  • Impaired hand-to-eye coordination
  • Impaired judgment
  • Low motivation
  • Moodiness and irritability
  • Muscle weakness
  • Poor concentration
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Sore, aching muscles

Can Foods Cause Fatigue?

Certain foods can certainly cause you to become tired. Foods that can cause fatigue include pasta, bananas, red meat, cherries, salmon and lettuce. Any dishes that are heavy or rich can also come with a bit of extra tiredness, seemingly weighing you down.

Treatment for Fatigue

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat smaller meals throughout the day.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.

Don’t know why you are constantly tired? Visit AFC Urgent Care Sevierville today for a medical evaluation to see if there is an underlying medical condition that could be causing your fatigue.