Common "Exhaustion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 face difficulty falling asleep. 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 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 »

I am worried about increased liver enzymes and being diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not really sure where to start here. It is going to be a long one. Two years ago, I went to the doctor because I could not stay awake at work. Even sleeping all day I am exhausted. They ran a lot of tests. My liver enzymes were elevated (have been for 11 years that I know of) and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jagdish Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Higher Smooth muscle antibody and IgG (immunoglobulin G) suggest in favor of autoimmune hepatitis but 100 percent diagnosis can be made with a biopsy only. GGT and ALP are not pathognomonic; they may rise with alcohol or l...  Read Full »

Why does diabetes medication cause exhaustion and weakness?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is a diabetic patient. She is given Glimser forte 1 and Glytrin met 1000 for her current blood sugar condition by a diabetologist. From last two days, she is feeling exhausted and very weak. Is it because of the tablets or any other reasons?  Read Full »

Dr. Krutika Shrikant Ingle

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she has started feeling so after the medicines have been started, it is as the dose might be high for her and her sugar levels are going too low. You can check it on your glucometer if you have one. Please meet your diabetologist for dose adjustment as soon as pos...  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 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 »

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 feeli...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 MC...  Read Full »

I am feeling stressed and exhausted after working as a manager in grocery store. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 27-year-old. My height is 68 inch and I weigh around 235 pounds. I am currently a manager at a grocery store. I typically work ten hours a day each week. I have been working at this job for about 11 years now. I am at the point now though where each day is taking a toll on me. My work...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Glad to hear from you. I am here to answer all your questions. Thank you for providing a good history. I would suggest starting off with thinking about simple things like vitamin D deficiency. I think you are mostly indoors from the type of job you do. Therefore, most likely the lack of energy ...  Read Full »

I have been feeling low, exhausted, tired,etc. 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 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 »

Can hormonal issues cause extreme fatigue and exhaustion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. For many years, I have had extreme fatigue. I can sleep for 10 hours at night, wake up exhausted, and sleep all day. I never feel refreshed and no energy. I have a generalized anxiety disorder and have been taking 20 mg of Prozac daily for five months. I have...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest that you might benefit from cognitive behavior therapy for your symptoms, and also consulting a psychotherapist might help you with your symptoms. I would suggest scr...  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 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 »

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 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 »

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