Among the frequent phrases heard in the day “I’m so tired” is the most common. It may seem normal to a lay-man but to a doctor this could be because of multiple reasons. Being tired all the time could also be a symptom for many diseases. So the phrase “I’m so tired” should not be taken satirically however should be taken seriously.
Fatigue is described as lack of energy and motivation. People mostly confuse drowsiness with fatigue. Drowsiness refers to lack of sleep or need for sleep. Chronic fatigue syndrome has been linked with 17 immune-system signaling proteins, or cytokines. The severity of the disease is linked with their concentration in the blood.
Going to a general physician for a complete and thorough check-up is the key to help making the underlying diagnosis of the cause for the symptom of fatigue. The symptom has a gradual onset and the person may not be aware of the amount of energy they have lost. Person may force him or her to work and finish tasks presuming fatigue could be due to aging. While it is true that depression and aging can lead to psychiatric issues which are one of the reasons for fatigue however there is no underlying physical illness that can be the underlying cause. Individuals that suffer from fatigue mention lack of motivation, being tired and difficulty concentrating. Fatigue that lasts for at least six months or more is known as chronic fatigue.
In about a third of patients the cause is not found and the diagnosis is not known. According to researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine further understanding of this condition can be used to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. The symptoms of fatigue resemble those of other condition, its important to first identify symptoms and self-diagnose before visiting a doctor. Each person that suffers from fatigue may benefit from other different types of treatment aimed at managing the disease. The most important of it all is to change your lifestyle and limiting the intake of caffeine, which will help you in sleeping, better furthermore pace yourself during activities. Overexertion can also make the symptoms worse.
Fatigue continues to be a poorly diagnosed disease that can be treated through therapy and making some major lifestyle changes. It is important to work with a doctor to understand what treatment might work well for you.
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