A constant feeling of lethargy and tiredness may be the result of a poor sleeping routine, a diet lacking in essential nutrients, the side effect of certain medications or an illness such as depression or thyroid difficulties. Then again, it may simply be down to the ageing process.
In terms of the latter, tiredness is one of the symptoms women often experience as part of the menopause. This is because their oestrogen supply is severely reduced during this time – to the extent menstruation ceases altogether. But oestrogen is also a hormone that provides energy.
Men too suffer from depleted hormone levels – this time testosterone – as they age. And, like in women, this can lead to a feeling of tiredness.
In both cases, the lack of hormones can be substituted by taking Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) in the case of women and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for men. However, if the issue isn’t age-related then it could be down to dietary factors such as a lack of particular vitamins, minerals and amino acids. This is where an IV drip can help. Injecting a cocktail of nutrients via a small cannula in the arm allows them to be absorbed quicker and more effectively than if they had to be ingested by the body.