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Why is it that I often have such low energy level?

Low energy. Several possibilities, more common ones are the flu, depression, effect of medications, metabolic factors. Consult with your pcp for workup. Read more...

I'm suffering greatly from low-energy level and I don't know what to do to treat this?

Low energy. You need to see your doctor to discuss this He/she will examine you and order the appropriate tests. Additionally it might be appropriate to have a consult with a Psychiatrist or Psychologist. Read more...

Why do I always feel tired & weak with a low energy level no matter how much I sleep could this be happening because?

Diet. This is because of cellular energy deficiency that is the equivalent of poor engine performance in your car when the wrong fuel is used. I would be willing to bet that your diet is full of "junk", especially the sweet stuff. I see this every day in my clinic and know its cause only too well! Read more...

I had undergone an angioplasty and stent after I had a mild heart attack in aug 2007. Why long should I feel low energy level.?

Not this long. If the angioplasty and stenting were successful and it was truly a minor mi, you should have your strength back by now. You may be de-conditioned or there is some degree of heart failure following the mi or another unrelated cause for your lack of energy. Please follow up with your cardiologist! Read more...
Not related to heart. Energy level, fatigue etc is not usually a symptom of a blocked heart artery. More likely related to depression or anxiety. You should notice symptoms related to activity or exertion if a heart artery is blocked. Read more...

Is it generally safe to take dhea. I bought them as I had low energy level and fatigue associated with anxiety. Is it a safe supplement?

Not necessarily. Dhea is an adrenal androgen. If you are female it could cause virilization: chest/face hair, acne, irregular periods, etc. Otherwise, your adrenal gland makes as much as you need whether you're male or female. Of greater concern is whether you might be masking some other problem which isn't being addressed. Please see your doctor before taking dhea. Read more...
Nope. Dhea is converted to cortisone, testosterone and estrogen - and you have not control as to which or how much. Also, most of the dhea supplements don't have much dhea in them, and who know what else is in there. You don't even know why you're taking them or how to measure your response. Is it worth playing russian roulette with your health. Don't get medical info from tv, friends and the internet. Read more...

How easy is it to differentiate between fatigue and muscle weakness due to depression or due to some other factor leading to low energy level?

Difficult. It is difficult even for those of us that do it on a regular basis....My advice is to see your primary care m.D/d.O for a check-up and possible referral for psychiatric eval. Read more...
Somewhat. You look at the relationship (in time) between fatigue and depression symptoms. If the two tend to worsen at the same time the depression is probably contributing a lot to fatigue. Read more...
Which occured 1st. Fatigue is as likely to be anxiety as depression. With depression there is a lack of motivation to do things while in physical fatigue the pt is frustated by inability to do what they want to. In depression, the fatigue is more lack of drive than pure physicality, although after prolonged inactivity the body weakens. Read more...
Rather difficult. Fatigue and muscle weakness is common in many disorders including depression. The notable difference is depression in addition has other associated symptoms of low and sad mood, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, hopelessness, helplessness, changes in sleep and appetite as well as suicidal thoughts. Read more...