Over 9 in 10 Romanians living in urban areas are suffering from fatigue, study says

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„The Fatigue Barometer” study conducted by iSense Solutions for Mylan Romania in December 2018 says that 92% of Romanians in the urban areas are complaining of fatigue and that only 39% of them got to a doctor to solve this issue.

Romanians resort to more rest to counter fatigue (64%) and to vitamins/ food supplement (45%).

The study aims to scrutiny the functional fatigue also known as the asthenia syndrome without an organic cause that is one of the most frequent forms of medium term fatigue.

More than a half of the respondents admitted they feel more tired or at least as tired as the previous year (64%), while the  social and professional categories most affected by it are managers/entrepreneurs, the highly educated people and students/pupils.

When it comes to the symptoms of fatigue, Romanians are accusing first the physical weakness, exhaustion (49%), signs of annoyance (47%) and lack of patience (44%). The ranking also includes headaches (39%) and difficulties in concentration (39%).

On the other hand, Romanians consider that only one in two people suffers of fatigue and that the most affected employees in this respect are the teachers (34%), drivers (30%) and pilots (26%).

The study also shows that one in three Romanians living in the cities, aged from 18 to 55 has considered he/she had suffered of functional fatigue at some point. Extrapolated to the entire Romanian population, this means that almost 2 million Romanians are suffering of functional fatigue. Highly educated people (37%) and freelancers (30%) are mostly experiencing that.

“We are living in an age with many challenges that prompt stress and overload. We are seldom putting a lot of pressure on us to meet our duties. Psychologically speaking, the functional fatigue is causing irritability, annoyance, lack of patience and these affect in their turn the way we feel every day and the way we behave with the beloved ones or at work. Considering the fatigue’s impact on the quality of our lives, it is important that we don’t neglect it and we don’t minimise its effects, and we should take it seriously and treat it”, said Bogdana Bursuc, psychologist.

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