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Can chronic stress cause fatigue?

Dr. Kathleen Hall
Preventive Medicine
Chronic stress releases chemicals into our bodies that speed up the body processes and stimulate your organs to work at a rapid speed. Your body eventually becomes exhausted. Stress drains any type of energy you may have.
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Absolutely. Fatigue can be caused by anything that results in your spending more energy than you are able to make. This can include infections, nutritional deficiencies, poor sleep and increased stress.

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