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I have been tired, lethargic, apathetic, listless for some time now & I have also been losing a lot of weight. What could cause these symptoms?

I have been tired, lethargic, apathetic, listless for some time now & I have also been losing a lot of weight. What could cause these symptoms?

See physician: It could be as simple as depression or be part of an underlying disease. Cancer is less likely at your age, but connective tissue (e.g., lupus) or renal disease have to be considered. Physician evaluation essential - without delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Listlessness (Definition)

Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, ...Read more


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Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

Can allergies in a four year old cause fever? Complains of sore throat, but throat not red or splotchy. Lots of clear discharge from nose. Dry unproductive cough. Fever of 99 to 101. Listless, wants to sleep a lot. Symptoms since yesterday morning

In : In a situation like this the child should be evaluated by his/her pediatrician. Strep throat needs to be ruled out. To answer your question, allergies do not cause fever. More common causes of fever in children with the above symptoms are URI (upper respiratory infections, otitis media aka ear infections, and like i said strep throat. If her symptoms have resolved or are resolving she does not need to follow up. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is listlessness actually?

Feeling poorly: Listlessness is lack of inclination to activity, feeling of weakness, lack of interest in usual pursuits. ...Read more

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What does listlessness mean?

Listlessness: Feel fatigue, lethargic, exhausted, tired. Can be physiological or mental. It is differentiated from weakness because there are periods of rest in between periods of fatigue (no such periods in weakness). ...Read more

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Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Is there a way to suppress listlessness?

Need evaluation: To "suppress listlessness" without understanding why it's happening would not be the thorough approach i'm sure you want and deserve. Please see your physician for a good checkup & needed lab studies, so you can have a better idea of what's happening with you. Then reasonable treatments can be started. For instance, you may need treatment for depression, which a good psychiatrist can provide. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

What is the definition or description of: listlessness?

Listless: Means something like unanimated, having poor energy and feeling apathetic. For example if it is a very hot day and you are tired and don't feel you have the energy to do things, you might say that you are feeling listless. In mental health, having a strong sense of listlessness not related to hot weather, etc., can indicate a sense of hopelessness, amotivation, apathy or anhedonia. ...Read more

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How do you cure procrastination and listlessness?

Focus: If you are willing to write this you have already accomplished something. Maybe you suffer from severe depression or a nutritional deficiency that needs a physician to evaluate. ...Read more

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How to cure procrastination and listlessness in a teen?

Focus: If you are willing to write this you have already accomplished something. Maybe you suffer from severe depression or a nutritional deficiency that needs a physician to evaluate. ...Read more

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My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

My son has been ill with various symptoms; listlessness, boredom, blues?

Take him to good Dr.: These are vague symptoms & most people would say he is depressed. This may be the case, & there are effective treatments for this. But there are other serious conditions that could be causing these symptoms. It takes an astute dr who takes the time to take a good history& do a complete physical exam to make sure this pt. Doesn't have anything more serious, a debilitating chronic dz or even cancer. ...Read more

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