Fatigue has a number of different causes. It is important to clarify whether it is physical fatigue or mental fatigue (e.g. emotional fatigue). Causes can be both physical and emotional too. Fatigue can be caused by a number of simple lifestyle issues, such as issues of sleep, stress, emotional problems ...

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Fatigue in Older Adults: Everyone feels tired now and then. But, after a good nightís sleep, most people feel refreshed and ready to face a new day. If, like Liang, you continue to feel tired for weeks, itís time to see your doctor. He or she may be ...1

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Simple Lifestyle Causes: Fatigue can be caused by a variety of simple issues in your lifestyle. In these cases, fatigue may be caused by sleepiness, drowsiness, etc.

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Causes of Fatigue

Some Illnesses Cause Fatigue: Feeling fatigued can be like an alarm going off in your body. It may be the first sign that something is wrong. But, fatigue itself is not a disease. For example, people with rheumatoid arthritis, a ...2

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Diagnosis of Fatigue

The assessment process may include the following:

  • Physical exam:

This is an exam of the body to check general signs of health or anything that seems unusual. The doctor will check for problems such as trouble breathing or loss of ...3

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Causes List for Fatigue

Possible causes of Fatigue (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Similar Symptoms

Is it fatigue? Is it mental fatigue or physical fatigue? It is very important for a diagnosis to clarify exactly what symptom is occurring. What type of fatigue is occurring?

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Types of fatigue include:

Descriptions of fatigue by its onset and characteristics include:

  • Acute fatigue
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Episodic fatigue (recurring fatigue)
  • Continuous fatigue

Specific types of fatigue disorders include:

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Treatments for Fatigue

How Can I Feel Less Tired? Some changes to your lifestyle can make you feel less tired. Here are some suggestions:

  • Keep a fatigue diary to help you find patterns throughout the day when you feel more or less tired ...
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  1. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ fatigue-older-adults
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: NCI (NIH): cancer.gov/ about-cancer/ treatment/ side-effects/ fatigue/ fatigue-pdq
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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