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what all can affect my energy level?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Numerous: Fatigue is probably a symptoms of the majority of medical illnesses, so as a stand-alone symptom (outside the context of a medial history and exam), it tells you very little. Causes include poor diet, poor sleep, psychiatric disorders (e.g. Depression), and a list of medical disorders too long to even begin w/ a 400-char limit. See your primary care physician.

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What kind of disorder is it to have low energy levels with people you find boring?

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Could something in my house affect my energy level?

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