Fatigue is one of the most common complaints from patients who are over 30 years of age. It is in the top 5 of complaints. At first this could simply be attributed to people who are over 30 years old being worn out. However, that is not the case. Something more insidious is happening.
Based from pathological processes, a person would gradually lose energy overtime while doing action throughout the day. In order to restore energy, people need to sleep, eat properly, take care of their bodies through exercise, and experience joyful and meaningful activities. However, when these restorative mechanisms become disturbed due to a disease, it limits the body and this becomes the experience of fatigue.
Because fatigue is part of any disease, almost any homeopathic treatment would work in removing it. It is seen as a universal symptom, so it is used to measure the progress of a person during treatment rather than as a symptom of the case during the examination.
For a lot of people, simply stopping energy from being depleted will help in restoring health. An example of this would be people experiencing fatigue because of terrible sleeping habits. A change in their habit will provide great returns to their health. In the same manner, people who are not eating right would feel sluggish and tired. By ensuring a healthy meal regimen, that person can improve in health and avoid depletion of energy.
Stress from terrible relationships can also lead to a person constantly feeling fatigued. As a matter of fact, any kind of overbearing stress leads to chronic fatigue. So it is an important factor to avoid these situations in order to keep good energy up.
However, there are situations that can lead to overwhelming fatigue. These circumstances do not have an easy solution of changing a habit or avoiding stress in order to decrease fatigue effectively. These are the cases wherein homeopathic treatments can be very effective by treating the problem causing the fatigue in order to help the person recover his/her energy.
Fatigue due to Severe Loss of Resources
The body needs several resources in order to function normally. A severe drop in any of this such as losing fluids through diarrhoea can lead to severe fatigue. These illnesses would progressively drain the resources of the body so the first course of action is to plug the leak so to speak. Next, would be to help replace the fluids and resources that the body lost.
Because of the severity of these situations, homeopathic treatment would be given every 15 to 30 minutes.
Some of the more common homeopathic remedies for these cases are:
**Please note** These descriptions cannot be used to treat, but just to give a person an idea of the different homeopathic remedies available. Each remedy must be matched to the individual’s unique problem. This is why it’s best to consult a homeopathic specialist on your individual situation.
This is ideal for fatigue associated with influenza wherein the patient is so exhausted, he or she is at the point of delirium. Fevers are usually intense and they don’t have the strength to get out of bed on their own.
This treatment is considered for people who have very high fever that leads to profound physical exhaustion. The person may even lose the ability to control their bowels and bladder due to being so weak. It would also be ideal to watch out for mouth and skin ulcers in this situation.
This homeopathic treatment is considered for people who suddenly experience fever, a pounding headache, face becomes blood red, and the person needs to lie down.
This is thought of for patients who experience strong fatigue with mild fever and/or chills. At the same time, the patient would feel discomfort in the abdomen which could be similar to the feeling of being bloated. They could also experience shortness of breath even though their lungs are fine.
For patients who experience intense loss of fluids due to diarrhoea and/or vomiting, then this is the homeopathic remedy to recommend. Patients would also typically feel a strong cramp in their abdomen which could come and go suddenly. Because of this, their mood would be either irritable or withdrawn.
When the patient is restless even if he or she is very fatigued, then Arsenicum Album is the homeopathic treatment ideal for the situation. The patient could also be experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea that could leave a burning sensation.
Fatigue after an Acute Illness
There are times that chronic fatigue is developed after an acute illness. Response to homeopathic remedies in these situations can be slow at first, but the patient would only require one treatment.
Some of the common remedies for these are:
This is a good remedy for situations wherein the person is coming from abuse of alcohol or other stimulants.
People who have experienced strong grief can develop chronic fatigue. This is the homeopathic treatment for that.
For the patient who has just overcome pneumonia or lung diseases, and is experiencing chronic fatigue, then this is the treatment to go with.
This is needed for people who experience exhaustion or chronic fatigue due to being overworked or are constantly studying. In either case, the person is not getting enough rest as well.
This is the treatment used for people who develop chronic fatigue due to mental and emotional exertion.
If you are experiencing chronic fatigue, get yourself diagnosed immediately. There is always an underlying factor why you are always out of energy and in a slump. It is important to know this in order to get the proper treatment ready.
Homeopathy can play either a primary or an adjunctive role in treating chronic fatigue depending on the characteristic symptoms of the patient. The important part is to get the proper diagnosis done so the treatment can be done correctly and efficiently.
If you need to get diagnosed from chronic fatigue, do not hesitate to contact me for a consultation.