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Is exhaustion considered a medical illness?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: No

But chronic exhaustion can be a sign of medical illness, so be sure to get checked out by your doctor. Allowing yourself to be chronically exhausted can also lead to medical illness.
Sometimes the doctors can't find anything wrong, even though you feel chronically exhausted, and this can be emotionally hard to deal with. Make sure you get the support you need.

In brief: No

But chronic exhaustion can be a sign of medical illness, so be sure to get checked out by your doctor. Allowing yourself to be chronically exhausted can also lead to medical illness.
Sometimes the doctors can't find anything wrong, even though you feel chronically exhausted, and this can be emotionally hard to deal with. Make sure you get the support you need.
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