MANAGING GENERAL FATIGUE: General fatigue refers to overall tiredness in the entire body of an individual. Have you ever had an overall feeling of tiredness, or you simply lack energy to do what have to be done? What you experienced is more than just the feeling drowsiness or sleepiness. It’s called fatigue – you have no motivation and no energy. Being sleepy may be a symptom of fatigue, but it does not mean the same thing.
Fatigue is a common symptom of many medical conditions that range in severity from mild to serious. It’s also a natural result of some lifestyle choices, such as lack of exercise or poor diet.
If your fatigue doesn’t resolve with proper rest and nutrition, or you suspect it’s caused by an underlying physical or mental health condition, see your doctor. They can help diagnose the cause of your fatigue and work with you to treat it.
Causes of General Fatigue
There are various They can be divided into three general categories:
- Liifestyle Factors
Your lifestyle choices could be the cause of your fatigue. These include:
- lack of sleep
- chronic Stress
- emotional stress
- alcohol on a regular basis
- too much caffeine
- Stressful economy and financial situation
Challenging Health conditions
Many medical conditions can also cause fatigue. For example:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleep disorders, such as insomnia
- Eating Disorders, such as anorexia
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Kidney Disease
- liver disease
Symptoms of General Fatigue
Make an appointment with your doctor if you feel the following symptoms. You:
- can’t think of anything that might account for your fatigue
- have a higher-than-normal body temperature
- have experienced unexplained weight loss
- feel very sensitive to cold temperatures
- regularly have trouble falling or staying asleep
- believe you may be depressed
Further symptoms requiring urgent attention include:
- Rectal (intestinal) bleeding
- Vomiting blood
- Severe headache
- Pain in your chest area
- feelings of faintness
- Irregular Heartbeat
- Shortness of breath
- Severe pain in your pelvic area
- Thoughts of harming another person
Diagnosis of Fatigue
To be sure that it’s really fatigue, your doctor will likely ask you questions about:
If your doctor suspects you have an underlying medical condition that’s causing your fatigue, they may order some medical tests such as blood or urine tests.
These measures can help lessen fatigue caused by daily activities. To help boost your energy levels and overall health:
- stay hydrated
- Practice healthy eating habits
- Exercise on a regular basis
- Get enough sleep
- tobacco and other illicit drugs
These lifestyle changes may help ease your fatigue. It’s also important to follow your doctor’s recommended treatment plan for any diagnosed health conditions. If left untreated, fatigue can take a toll on your physical and emotional well-being.
Effective and efficient physiotherapy procedures can help alleviate fatigue and thed symptoms.
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