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Weakness, otherwise called asthenia, is the decline in muscle strength and feeling of tiredness. People usually experience a lack of energy due to flu, anemia, depression, sleep deprivation, uncontrolled diabetes, vitamin deficiency, cancer, and muscle injuries.

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I feel fatigue and weak with shortness of breath on doing exercise. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male suffering from fatigue and weakness. Even a little exercise makes me short of breath. My father was a heart patient with a triple bypass. I want to find out if my weakness is due to a heart problem. I have had an ECG and 2D echo done. Both were normal. Are there...  Read Full »

Dr. Ilir Sharka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I go through your concern and would explain that as your cardiac tests (ECG and echo) have resulted in normal at rest (attachment removed to protect patient identity), an obvious cardiac disorder is primarily excluded. As you have coronary risk factors like strong ...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and¬†headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »

Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

My wife is not lactating after a fever. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife has delivered twin baby girls. She had delivery through C-section. She had normal breastfeeding after 11 days. After that, she got fever with high temperature. So, she went to a hospital. They gave an injection and a tablet for three days. Her fever was gone. But after that, she c...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Delivery is more stressful. There is a lot of physical work. During pregnancy, the requirement for food and blood is double. The chances of anemia, weakness during delivery and after delivery is more. Milk production also depends on many factors like genetically few mot...  Read Full »

My repeated rapid HIV tests were negative. Is this conclusive?

Query: Hello doctor, I have conducted HIV rapid tests using five different manufacturers' kits at home, employing finger-pricked blood samples. These tests were performed after engaging in potentially protected sexual encounters with a female sex worker before 9 years. I have repeated the tests over 60 tim...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concerns about your health, and I am here to support you. Regarding your HIV testing, it is reassuring that all results have consistently shown negative outcomes, indicating no HIV infection. For your other symptoms, I suggest you take ...  Read Full »

I suspect of having ALS. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, About five weeks ago, I started feeling some weakness in my left leg. I have consulted my family doctor and a neurologist. All physical tests showed no actual weakness. There were no other clinical signs and the reflexes were also normal. There is no activity or movement that I cannot do....  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The various symptoms you have described are due to L5-S1 moderate broad left paracentral disc protrusion mildly distorted the anterior aspect of the thecal sac and abutting without displacing the traversing nerve roots. When a disc prolapses and compresses the spinal cor...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter fall sick often and look weak?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 6 years old. She is physically weak. She has low immunity and falls ill often. She has a very low appetite. In order to increase her appetite, doctor prescribed us to give her Oxiron syrup. For past few days, she is not active physically and tends to lie down even while wat...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to went through your daughter's history and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know few more details in order to give you an accurate treatment plan. 1. What makes you tell that she has low immunity? And how often she falls sick in a...  Read Full »

I have had prolonged pain and tenderness after a weightlifting injury. What could cause it?

Query: Hi doctor,I felt a pop while weightlifting nine days ago. I am suffering from severe initial pain, immobility, stiffness, decreased movement, tenderness, pain to touch, extreme weakness, and muscle spasms. I am experiencing these symptoms over a week later also.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. There seems to be a muscle strain. You need to take the following tablets: Tablet Ibuprofen 400 milligrams twice a day for 10 days after food. Tablet Rabeprazole (Rabeprazole sodium IP) 20 milligrams twice a day for 10 d...  Read Full »

I have spina bifida. How will the condition progress?

Query: Hello doctor, I have spina bifida, which is a slow degenerative syndrome. In the long run, what kind of deterioration will take place?  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Spina bifida may progress to involve both legs, where one may develop tingling numbness and weakness. One may also develop urinary retention and overflow incontinence. Many times if there is associated cranial abnormality like Chiari malformation, then similar symptoms...  Read Full »

I am having shortness of breath. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Despite normal blood test reports, ECG (electrocardiogram), and EF (Ejection fraction) which is 60 %, I have a high pulse, high blood pressure, fear, and anxiety. I also have shortness of breath, weakness, mind numbness, and inability to sleep properly sometimes. I am currently taking t...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Your echocardiography is normal and your symptoms are not related to your heart. They are non-specific symptoms. If you have high blood pressure readings, I would recommend you check your blood pressure daily for one week to confirm. Check it t...  Read Full »

I have weakness and fatigue with severe body pain. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, 18 years old, suffering from weakness, headache, body pains, back pain, stomach pain, and leg pains. Sometimes, not able to bear the pain. I am suffering for the last two months. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have severe anemia (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Severe anemia needs to be corrected urgently. Some of your symptoms can be attributed to the anemia itself. However, it is very important to identify the cause of such severe anemia. Please give me...  Read Full »

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