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What causes fatigue?

What causes fatigue?

Lots of things: Nutrient-poor diet, not enough sleep, anemia, medication or drug side effects, chronic stress, hidden illness (usually with other symptoms), etc... Make sure you are eating mostly fruits and vegetables, avoiding suger and high fructose corn syrup, getting enough sleep (extremely important) and see your doctor if things don't improve soon. Take care. ...Read more

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Does increased fatigue mean my aortic valve insufficiency is getting worse?

Does increased fatigue mean my aortic valve insufficiency is getting worse?

Possibly: Aortic insufficiency can cause fatigue, and if the insufficiency backflow increases, fatigue increases in some patients. We as caregivers also know that fatigue can develop from many causes, most of which are associated with low atp. Causes of lack of formation of atp are metabolic problems of hormonal or cofactor deficiency that would affect enzymatic efficiency negatively. Fragil b-6 is a genet. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read more

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24 y/o, frequent heartburn, pituitary macro prolactinoma, (being treated), fatigue calcium level 10.1 could it be multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

24 y/o, frequent heartburn, pituitary macro prolactinoma, (being treated), fatigue calcium level 10.1 could it be multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1?

Need Clarification: Calcium 10.1 is normal. Then you are asking if somebody has prolactinoma, what is the chance of men type 1? Very low possibility since prolactinoma is not common and men is a rare disease. Fatigue is very non-specific finding that can be seen in diverse types of condition or disease. Plz talk to pcp. ...Read more

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Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Part of the plan: Acupuncture, along with exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction can be part of a program to decrease chronic fatigue symptoms. There is no one magic answer when the other pieces of the puzzle are not in place. Ruling out other systemic causes or contributers should be done as well (by your doctor). ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Need diagnosis first: To assess chronic fatigue, get blood for CBC and diff, t4, tsh, blood glucose (fasting), complete metabolic profile, eb virus (mono) title. With those tests in hand, may be able to pin point the causes of fatigue. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Any "cures" for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Get evaluated: First get a good evaluation to rule out underlying causes for your fatigue. A complete history and physical along with appropriate tests, including cbc, chem, thyroid tests including thyroid antibodies, cpk, rf, ana, parvo, ebv, and lyme. Depending on your history and risk factors additional studies may be ordered. Treatment starts with an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What should you do to get rid of fatigue during the day?

Need a full H&P: A full history and physical is needed to assess seconadary causes such sleep apnea, anemia, thyroid dz, diabetes, depression, deconditioning etc. Fatigue is a symptom not a diagnosis and can be many things. Go get a physical. ...Read more