Fatigue or Lack of Energy

What is fatigue or lack of energy?

Fatigue is defined as the feeling of tiredness or lack of required energy. Although the feeling is the same, fatigue is quite different from drowsiness or sleepiness. Fatigue demotivates the affected, leaving the patient with complete loss of energy. Fatigue is accepted as a medical condition death may be due to several diseases such as diabetes, Covid-19, pneumonia and more. Poor diet, obesity and an unorganized lifestyle can also invite fatigue. 

In addition, fatigue can also be caused due to mental health issues, serious physical health conditions, bouts of emotional stress, lack of proper sleep, boredom, physical inactivity, physical exertion, grief, obesity, consumption of excessive caffeine, nutrition lacking diet, medication such as sedative and antidepressants, excessive consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs and more. Physical health conditions leading to fatigue may include infections like flu and cold, arthritis, anaemia, sleep disorders, cancer, autoimmune disorders, liver disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, kidney diseases, congestive heart failure, eating disorders, thyroid, imbalanced hormonal levels and more.

What are the symptoms of fatigue or lack of energy?

Some of the common symptoms of fatigue or lack of energy are – 

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Sleepiness
  3. Feeling of depression
  4. Higher body temperature
  5. Sudden weight loss
  6. Difficulty in sleeping
  7. Change in eating habits
  8. Stress
  9. Severe headache

Who are more predisposed?

Gender – Both men and women can be suffering from fatigue depending on their lifestyle and nutritional intake. Women are slightly on the riskier side owing to their hormonal imbalances and changes that occur with age.

Age – Children and teenagers with lack of proper activity, proper diet, and a healthy lifestyle can experience increased fatigue. Also, physical disorders in older adults such as heart disease, arthritis and more can result in increased fatigue in the senior citizens. Adults with an imbalanced lifestyle and lack of a proper diet along with increased consumption of alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, and drugs can lead to serious fatigue in them.

Pre-existing diseases – Diseases like arthritis, diabetes, cancer, thyroid, pneumonia, bronchitis, Covid-19, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, liver and kidney diseases, anaemia, sleep disorders, congestive heart failure and such other pre-existing diseases can lead to increased fatigue in the patient.

How Dr. Amitabha Saha treats fatigue or lack of energy? 

Fatigue or lack of energy can interfere with your daily activities reducing your quality of living. In case you experience any symptoms of fatigue get in touch with Dr. Amitabha Saha to diagnose, treat and prevent fatigue and weakness to live an active and healthy life. His treatment and recommendations have helped many of the patients to battle their conditions and you can too!


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