Caused by a wide variety of factors, fatigue is characterised as a persistent feeling of tiredness. Usually a symptom of an underlying disorder, fatigue can result from viral or bacterial Infection, a suppressed Immune System, Depression, a hormonal imbalance, oxidative Stress, and nutritional deficiencies, among many others.
There are three basic types of fatigue: acute, with a sudden onset and cured by rest; chronic, which is a lasting fatigue and is most likely a symptom of a more serious disorder; and muscular, which results from working the muscles to exhaustion.
Ginkgo biloba (7)
Gotu Kola (5)
B Complex (2)
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