Caffeine in Fighting Fatigue

caffeinated drinks

Fluids intake

Caffeine is totally consumed by the body inside 45 minutes after ingestion.  It ties to receptor destinations for the neurotransmitter adenosine, in this manner lessening adenosine action, bringing about an increment in dopamine, which empowers the focal sensory system. In the event that you persistently devour perk, your body will adjust to the vicinity of stimulant by expanding the quantity of adenosine receptors inside the focal sensory system. This increment altogether receptor destinations diminishes the stimulatory impacts of stimulant, so more is expected to accomplish the same influence. Any reduction in caffeine intake among frequent users will lead to withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, irritability and decreased ability to concentrate. Once adenosine receptors adapt to the decrease, however, the withdrawal symptoms subside. Studies shows that Korean comfort women suggest that a caffeine dose of approximately 4 mg per kg body weight may increase mental alertness and improve semantic memory, logical reasoning, free recall and recognition memory tasks. Multiple small doses of caffeine  also may increase alertness and improve performance on various mental tasks. Sleep 7 – 9 hours per night. This is a no brainer that many people skimp on. Eat a sound diet. If you don’t eat enough calories or consume heavy fat and carbohydrate-heavy meals, you will be tired. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Dehydration can make you feel fatigued. Get your iron checked if you are chronically fatigued – iron deficiency anemia is one of the most common causes of extreme fatigue. Fatigue can get in the way of life, leaving you grouchy, unfocused and daydreaming of a nap. If you can’t take the time to sleep, get up and get moving, drink plenty of water, take a 10 minute break with your eyes closed, lights off and away from distractions, and when you wake up, consume a little caffeine to help you get through the rest of your day.

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Fighting Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Causes of Fatigue in Cancer Patients

Fatigue greatly affects   people during cancer treatment.   Cancer fatigue can result from the side effects of treatment,  like Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, bone marrow transplantation and biological therapy.  Cancer itself  can cause fatigue.  Cancers can increase your body’s need for energy, weaken your muscles, cause damage to certain organs (such as liver, kidney, heart or lungs) or alter your body’s hormones, all of which contribute to fatigue. Fatigue may occur as your body tries to repair the damage to healthy cells and tissue. Some treatment side effects — such as anemia, nausea, vomiting, pain, insomnia and changes in mood — also may cause fatigue.Medications. Certain medications, such as pain relievers, can cause fatigue. Hormonal changes also may occur as side effects of treatments, such as surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Changes to the thyroid gland, adrenal glands, testes or ovaries can all cause fatigue.

Impacts of Fatigue

Impacts of Fatigue

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Get moving.  Seek for your doctors advise if  mild to moderate exercise is possible. Try  swimming, walking, yoga, etc.

Balance rest, sleep, and activity. Have enough sleep and rest but never overdo.   Too much rest decreases your energy level.

Eat a well-balanced diet and drink adequate water.. You may  eat small meals but take them frequently during the day. Choose nutritious foods like nuts, eggs, beans, lentils, fruits, and vegetables. Also, make it a goal to eat at least two servings of fish a week — evidence shows omega-3 fats may ease fatigue by reducing inflammation.

Use relaxation methods or creative outlets to reduce stress (i.e. deep breathing, imagery, meditation, music, art).

Maintain your social life.

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Fighting Fatigue for Athletes

Fatigue on Athletes

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FATIGUE ON HEART DISEASES

Heart Attack

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Fatigue in Real Life

Fatigue

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Massage: A Way to Battle Fatigue

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Causes of Fatigue

Sleep Disorder

Fatigue may result from overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. It is a symptom that may be caused by illness, medicine, or medical treatment such as chemotherapy. Anxiety or depression can also cause fatigue. Other cause of … [Continue reading]

MEDICAL CONDITIONS AFFECTING FATIGUE

Diabetes also causes fatigue

The Health and Retirement Study of more than 17 million older people ages 51 and up reported that 31% said they feel tired or fatigued.  Different people have different reasons and different experiences about fatigue.  It could be due to stress, lack … [Continue reading]

Adrenal Fatigue and Treatment

Symptoms

Adrenal glands are a type of endocrine gland that are triangle-shaped and located on top of the kidneys. The outer portion, or cortex, secretes steroid hormones (corticosteroids). The inner portion, or medulla, secretes epinephrine and … [Continue reading]

Fatigue on Women

Menopause also causes fatigue

Fatigue is not only common for men but also for women. Menopause is the cessation of a woman's reproductive ability.   Fatigue is the worst symptom of menopause. In menopausal woman, fatigue is caused by hormone fluctuations. These changes result … [Continue reading]