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what is the definition or description of: asthenia?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Asthenia: Asthenia = weak or lacking energy.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Extreme weakness followed by sweating all of a sudden!?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Anything: You could be dehydrated or your sugar may be too low. See your doctor to get checked out.
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Family Medicine 17 years experience
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don't know until you see your doctor
Oct 2, 2011
A 24-year-old member asked:

When I exercise I get weak & shaky. What is this & how can I stop it?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many possibilities: Feeling weak and shaky during exercise can be due to a number of causes. Most commonly, this is due to low blood sugar. Caffeine before exercise can also cause these symptoms. Lastly (and more seriously) a run of tachycardia (rapid heart rate) can also cause these symptoms. Eating lightly before exercise and avoiding caffeine is easily done, but see your doctor if symptoms persist.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Banged my knuckle 4 months ago. Cut healed, but knuckle is stiff, weak, hurts constantly but not swollen. Broken? Thanks

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
No way of telling..: Sounds like you banged it pretty hard. If it's still constantly hurting after 4 months, you'd better get it checkec out. You should get it x-rayed to find out whether it's broken or not. Otherwise, no one can tell if it's broken.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I think I have a weak immune system because I catch colds easily. Do I have a higher risk for cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Not necessarily: Your immune system is probably quite normal. Many people are susceptible to colds without having immune deficiency. It is not likely that you are at increased risk for cancer. You should practice the usual preventive measures, i.e., do not use tobacco, maintain healthy weight, and do not drink or keep it to fewer than a drink a day.
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A 67-year-old female asked:

I have been having weakness in upper part of chest, not all the time. I feel like I am going to pass out, it soon passes. I feel disoriented?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. M: An addition item to address is hydration. Drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless.

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