Nowadays, the lifestyle we have at our working and also personal life, created new challenges, possibilities, but also new threads. More and more people feel tired, exhausted or depressed. Scientists recognized three fatigue conditions: persistent fatigue among employees, burnout, and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Research made on animals and athletes has shown that fatigue is an emotion that is created by the brain in order to protect the body from potential damage (caused by the inappropriate physical load). The brain evaluates many physiological and psychological parameters (for example oxygenation, thirst, muscle soreness, certain blood parameters, emotional state, lack of sleep, visual feedback, knowledge of the target, level of motivation) and then, if the levels are critical, it creates the experience of fatigue.
Burnout and CFS share similar symptoms and both are triggered by stress. The main difference is the cause of the disease: burnout is psychological and CFS is physical. Both conditions are associated with a hypofunction of the HPA axis.To feel irreplaceable and overwhelmed is a sign of anxiety. Very often people also fear they will be unable to fulfill the expectations of their family, job, friends, and colleagues. Do you need a help? Speak with us!