When we're in a bad way, not feeling our best, we usually blame it on the weather, on having too much work to do, or on sudden changes in atmospheric pressure. No wonder we so easily ignore the constant tiredness and lethargy we are experiencing. Since most of us are "living in the fast lane," logically, and not unexpectedly, most of us should be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. But is it really the case? Could this illness be affecting such a huge percentage of our population? And what is it really caused by? How to tell the difference between "pathological" tiredness and plain exhaustion?

Chronic tiredness alone can lead to serious exhaustion and limit our full physical and mental potential. But chronic fatigue syndrome may also be a symptom of an underlying vascular or hormonal problem. If you want to make sure that the fatigue, apathy or lethargy you might be feeling is not a symptom of a more serious health problem, such as:

  • atherosclerosis (hardening of blood vessel walls caused by deposition of "bad cholesterol"),
  • hypotension (low blood pressure),
  • hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar),
  • vascular disease,
  • electrolyte deficiencies (deficiencies of certain minerals in your body),

it might be a good idea to book a Screening for Chronic Fatigue here at the Medicover Hospital. This screening package is particularly worth considering if, in the past few months, your energy levels have gone down, you have started having headaches, feeling dizzy or constantly sleepy — especially if you're in your thirties and work a lot.

Does this fit your description? If so, book your Chronic Fatigue Screening as soon as possible.