Fatigue

Fatigue is extreme, unrelenting tiredness, typically experienced after considerable physical or mental exertion or as a result of illness. Fatigue can impact your emotional and psychological well being and reduce your energy and motivation along with your ability to concentrate. Because fatigue is such a general symptom, it can often go unnoticed and persist for a considerable length of time before individuals seek treatment.

According to Mayo Clinic, some common lifestyle factors can contribute to fatigue, including:

  • Lack of exercise or excess exercise
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Jet lag
  • Certain medications, including antihistamines and antidepressants

Additionally, several medical  conditions can result in fatigue, including but not limited to:

  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress

Because fatigue is a symptom associated with several medical conditions, it is important to have a thorough and complete evaluation by a licensed doctor to determine the proper diagnosis and ensure effective treatment.

 

During a house call, your doctor will perform a thorough exam and take a detailed medical history. Because your doctor will examine you in the full context of your home environment they will be better able to determine the underlying medical condition of environmental triggers resulting in your fatigue. With this knowledge, your doctor can craft a personalized treatment plan and advise you on the next steps to help you start to feel better

If your doctor deems it necessary they may prescribe medication to treat your condition or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment.

If you are experiencing unexplained fatigue, don’t hesitate to book doctor house call with SwiftMD.

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