What are the causes for fatigue?

Fatigue can be caused by several factors. It can be rooted in our lifestyle, but it can also be caused by health problems.

The first symptoms can often be detected during a consultation when the patient describes their daily routine. In particular, sleep patterns, sports activity, eating habits, too little fluids and polluted air can have a strong influence on the patient’s state of health.

Laboratory blood analysis provides information on potential causes:




Disorders of metabolism

Nutrient deficiencies (e.g., iron, vitamin D, B vitamins)

Once the underlying cause of the problem has been diagnosed, the necessary measures can be implemented. These can improve not only the patient’s quality of life, but also the health status.

Causes of chronic fatigue:

  • Sleep disorders

Too little or troubled sleep can lead to apathy, concentration problems and fatigue. Possible causes are stress and/or worry.

  • Physical and mental stress

Constant overwork leads to severe fatigue.

  • Inappropriate diet

Often, a change in diet is enough to compensate for nutrient deficiencies. For certain reasons (e.g. hormonal changes or increased stress), the deficiency can be compensated for with nutritional supplements.

  • Unhealthy lifestyle

Little exercise and polluted environment can deplete the body. After exercise, especially in the fresh air, you may find it easier to rest. Staying out in the sun longer also helps to build up vitamin D, which is responsible for building muscle and strengthening bones.

Recommended medical tests:

Complete Blood Count (CBC), HbA1C, ferritin, TSH, parathyroid hormone (PTH), cortisol (serum), vitamin D (25-OH), folic acid, selenium, zinc – 180,00 lv.