Extreme tiredness or exhaustion can be due to continuous excessive physical activity, lack of physical activity, nutritional deficiency, muscle diseases, hormonal imbalance, anemia, alcoholism, certain drugs, sleep deprivation, etc. Exhaustion can be regarded as physiology unless and until it affects daily life. Excluding caffeine, eating healthy foods, practicing exercise, and sleep hygiene relieve tiredness. If exhaustion is associated with mental illness, psychotherapy can be of help.

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I have been feeling low, exhausted, tired, useless, and unable to express myself as before. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I feel so low and not able to express myself as I used to before. I feel exhausted, tired, dumb, and useless. Socializing with my friends did not help as they used to. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for depression, you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercises daily fo...  Read Full »

Is medical attention needed for fainting from heat exhaustion and dehydration?

Query: Hi doctor, Today all of a sudden, I fainted due to dizziness, exhaustion, and dehydration. I have never fainted before. I am currently under medication for birth control. Do I need medical attention? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sudden dizziness is due to inadequate blood supply to the brain temporarily. Temporary dizziness may be caused by dehydration due to heat, excessive sweating, and diarrhea. Even sudden fear and anxiety can cause dizziness. Avoid exposure to direct sun for long periods. I ...  Read Full »

I have pinworm infection causing problems in my lungs, eyes, vagina, and anus. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a parasitic infection of pinworms, which affects the side of my lungs, vision, constant vaginal problems, and anal itching. I feel super sick every day. I have had this for years now, and before, it was not severe enough to be detected and still cannot be detected, even though I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your case history and attached photos (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). If you have taken medicines, they are generally very effective for parasitic infections. However, we do n...  Read Full »

Can my fatigues and weakness be due to anemia?

Query: Hello doctor, Please find the attachment of my blood report. I am concerned that I may be suffering from anemia. I have had fatigue and weakness for many months. I also have a tingling feeling in my legs and hands.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are not having anemia as per the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your Hb level is within the limit. So, you do not require treatment for anemia. You can have thalassemia minor or a similar condition in which the RBC (red blood cell) cou...  Read Full »

I face difficulty falling asleep and lay wide awake on my bed with thoughts flashing through my mind. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I always toss and turn on the bed at night. I do not get good sleep, so I wake up very tired in the morning. I cannot focus on my work after this, and I end up exhausted the whole day. Despite this exhaustion, if I go to bed, I do not fall asleep; instead, I end up lying on the bed wit...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Daily in the evenings, do some workout or go for a brisk walk or a jog for 45 minutes to one hour. Then go and have a bath. You will automatically get some sleep. If this is still ineffective, better go for counseling with a good psychiatrist for insomnia.  Read Full »

Why do I feel fatigue in hot weather?

Query: Hello doctor, I am actually facing some weakness issues since 2 or 3 days. I am a self-employed guy, my work timings are quite odd like 10 pm to 5 am. I wake up by 12 pm and then work from 2 pm - 8 pm (this includes working, meetings, get together with friends and coffee). I do not prefer eating out...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please find my observations below. It appears that your body is not prepared for the heat conditions prevailing in your place. Since you have work schedules which start in the early afternoon, it is possible that you got dehydrated with electrolyte loss which might hav...  Read Full »

I have been feeling sick and tired for the past six weeks. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I keep having these waves of feeling sick and tired with no energy for about six weeks now.  Read Full »

Dr. Murali Rayani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Feeling tired or sick may have lots of causes. More information from you may help in giving a diagnosis.  The causes could be:  The most common cause is anemia. Do a complete blood picture to rule it out. Record your temperature to check for a fever or an infection...  Read Full »

I do usually feel tired and lazy. How can I improve?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a full blood count done and the report mentioned that there were microcytic normochromic cells noted. What does the report mean? Am I anemic or vitamin deficient? What do I do to get better? What are the concerning signs from this report? I do usually feel fatigued and lazy. How can...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Microcytic RBC (red blood cell) means that the size of the RBC is decreased. Usually, it is seen in iron deficiency anemia. But, your hemoglobin level is within the range. So, anemia is ruled out. Excess stress, anxiety, being overworked, lack of exercise, lack of slee...  Read Full »

Will anxiety and depression make you feel exhausted the entire day?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old male of height 176 cm and weight 85 kg. When I wake up in the morning, I feel exhausted, and my eyes become light red, and water comes out from my eyes. And it seems like eyes are burning. The entire day, I feel exhausted. And very often, I feel some charge or current is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to suffer from depression and anxiety issues. There are certain chemicals in our brain called serotonin and dopamine that control our mood, thoughts, behavior, sleep, appetite, etc. In some individuals, they may get disturbed, which leads to issues like you ...  Read Full »

How to get relieved from severe exhaustion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and for the past 17 months, I have been overcome with extreme exhaustion. Small tasks wear me out. This has been accompanied by slight dizziness and getting SOB easily on exertion. This tiredness started last year, and it is also associated with my eyes feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from exhaustion, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath, loss of concentration, forgetfulness, and absent-mindedness. I have gone through your investigation result and found that your M...  Read Full »

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