Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Tiredness


General or Other | - Others | Lack of Energy, Fatigue and Tiredness (Symptom)


Description

Chronic fatigue lasts longer and is profound. It is a nearly constant state of weariness that develops over time and diminishes one's energy and mental capacity. Fatigue at this level impacts your emotional and psychological well-being, too.

Fatigue is not the same thing as sleepiness, although it is often accompanied by a desire to sleep — and a lack of motivation to do anything else.

Causes

In some cases, fatigue is a symptom of an underlying medical problem that requires medical treatment. Most of the time, however, fatigue can be traced to one or more of a person's habits or routines. Chances are that one knows what is causing the fatigue. And with a few simple lifestyle changes, it is likely that the vitality comes back in one's life.

Feelings of fatigue often have an obvious cause, such as: Alcohol use or abuse, Caffeine use, Excessive physical activity, Inactivity, Lack of sleep, Medications, such as antihistamines, cough and cold remedies, prescription pain medications, heart medications, blood pressure medications, and some antidepressants, Unhealthy eating habits, Psychological problems

Fatigue is a common symptom of mental health problems, such as: anxiety, depression (major depression, grief, stress)

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