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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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What's 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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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease. ...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

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Which class of hypertension drugs are more likely to cause fatigue -- arb or ace?

Neither: These drugs don't cause fatigue and are equivalent in their efficacy. Arbs, which generally don't cause cough have a side effect profile that is indistinguishable from placebo. Ace-inhibitors cause cough in 10% of users but are available as a generic and very inexpensive for those who don't get the cough. ...Read more

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Persistent fibromyalgia for past 4 yrs, fatigue & lower backache triggered by mental/physical stress, tried allopathy for 3.5 yrs, now trying ayurveda?

Persistent fibromyalgia for past 4 yrs, fatigue & lower backache triggered by mental/physical stress, tried allopathy for 3.5 yrs, now trying ayurveda?

Frustrating to treat: Fibromaylagia patients are very frustrated as treatment is always less than satisfactory. Treating underlying psychiatric disorders is the first step. Patients who are able to stay active by swimming or other exercise seem to do better but it is hard to know if the exercise helps or just screens out the less affected. Your situation is the common experience ...Read more

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How to prevent fatigue while working 14 hours at a computer every day?

How to prevent fatigue while working 14 hours at a computer every day?

Computer fatigue: Take frequent breaks to stand, stretch, put neck/shoulders/back thru range of motion exercises to increase circulation. Eat nutritious meals (not junk or high carbs; they'll may you drowsy); protein, good fats from nuts. Energy drink or a bit of caffeine may give extra boost. Get good night's rest. If fatigue doesn't resolve, see fp to check for anemia, infxn, etc. ...Read more

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What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid fatigue?

What is the minimum amount of sleep per night to avoid fatigue?

Depends: Americans pride themselves in not sleeping alot but sleep is incredibly important. It is the only time the body is able to restore and rejuvenate itself. The amount of sleep each person requires is different but normal ranges are 7-9. You should feel well rested when you sleep sufficiently and will not need to chug caffeine all day. ...Read more

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Why is it that I get too fatigued easily and if I get up from the bed my back sores!

Why is it that I get too fatigued easily and if I get up from the bed my back sores!

Fatigue: How long has this been going on. If short time may be the beginning of the flu. If this has been going on for several weeks or months you should see your doctor to be evaluated for a systemic issue. ...Read more

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Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia? Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

Genetic causes- splenomegaly, fatty liver, seizures, fatigue, psychosis and ataxia?
Neg. For np a/b/c, lupus, wilson's and ashkenazi diseases

This is a lot: I wish my answer was as good as your question. Some of your symptoms could be part of an immunologically mediated illness. These as you know can have a genetic basis. You have looked in some important areas. Your evaluation may be a variety of laboratory studies genetics studies and tissue biopsies to help clarify. ...Read more

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Is fatigue caused by hereditary spherocytosis?

Not likely: Given most patients with hereditary spherocytosis (hs) have the disease lifelong would not likely cause a change in fatigue levels. ...Read more

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How do I treat fatigue?

How do I treat fatigue?

Find the cause: Fatigue is a very non-specific symptom that can be caused by many things including stress, hormonal imbalance, sleep apnea, over exertion from work, infection, electrolyte imbalances, thyroid/adrenal/pituitary disease or even just daily living can cause fatigue... The best way to treat this is to find the cause and correct what's causing the fatigue (if a cause can be found). ...Read more