Fatigue is a state of feeling extremely tired. People with physical fatigue may have muscle weakness and struggle to perform normal physical activities, while individuals with mental fatigue may have difficulty concentrating and staying awake while working on tasks requiring intense focus. Even sleeping doesn't always cure fatigue! Although many people experience short-term fatigue occasionally, fatigue that lasts a long time or interferes with daily life can be frustrating and literally exhausting.
When you're suffering from fatigue, you may not have the energy to get yourself to the doctor's office or hospital emergency room. But fatigue shouldn't get in the way of your ability to enjoy your life. That's why Rocky Mountain IV Medics provides mobile IV therapy for patients with fatigue symptoms in Denver, CO, and our surrounding service areas. An IV for fatigue can alleviate unpleasant symptoms quickly and give you the energy you need to carry on with your day.
For fatigue, we typically recommend our Myers’ Cocktail, which includes vitamin B12 and vitamin B Complex along with other important vitamins and minerals. B vitamins aid in energy production by helping the body generate energy from the food you eat. B vitamins also play a role in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B deficiency can lead to anemia, a common cause of fatigue.
What Causes Fatigue?
Everyone experiences fatigue differently, but common symptoms include slowed response times, muscle aches, drowsiness, irritability, gastrointestinal problems, and difficulty concentrating. These symptoms often worsen following exertion, which can make it difficult or even dangerous to do everyday tasks like working and driving. Unlike normal sleepiness, fatigue is often related to other health issues. Common causes of fatigue include:
- Sleep problems: Getting little or poor-quality sleep can lead to fatigue over time. Sleep deprivation can be related to insomnia, sleep apnea, and other disorders, as well as shift work and working late.
- Mental health issues:Mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and eating disorders can all lead to fatigue, either on their own or due to their effects on sleep quality.
- Illness or infection: Illnesses and infections that can cause fatigue include the flu, tuberculosis, HIV, hepatitis, infectious mononucleosis, fibromyalgia, pneumonia, asthma, coronary heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and more. A weakened immune system can also make you feel fatigued.
- Chronic pain: People with chronic pain often struggle to sleep through the night and wake up poorly rested, leading to persistent fatigue.
- Chronic fatigue syndrome: Fatigue may also be its own medical condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Between 836,000 and 2.5 million Americans suffer from CFS or ME. Fatigue with CFS does not improve with rest.
Fight Fatigue With an IV Drip
In some cases, a good night's sleep may be enough to get rid of fatigue. However, if fatigue persists or begins to disrupt your life, you may want to seek treatment to help you manage the symptoms or address the underlying cause. An IV for fatigue is one relatively fast and safe way to regain energy without leaving your home.
When you reach out to Rocky Mountain IV Medics, we strive to arrive at your location within an hour. Our trained paramedics will then evaluate your symptoms, take your vital signs, and recommend an IV drip tailored to your needs.
Schedule an Appointment Now
An IV for fatigue could help alleviate your symptoms, whether you're tired from jet lag or fatigued due to CFS or another medical condition. Call Rocky Mountain IV Medics at 720-987-2155, text us or book an appointment now.