Weakness And Fatigue

Weakness and fatigue are indications or symptoms of an underlying disease or disorder. A decrease in muscle strength and an overall feeling of tiredness or weakness with or without exertion is known as fatigue. Microbial infectious diseases like COVID-19 and cold and flu, fever, anti-psychotic drugs, steroids, nutritional deficiencies, anemia, muscle diseases like fibromyalgia, excessive physical exertion, food poisoning, dehydration, cancer, cancer therapy, psychological and psychiatrical illnesses, endocrinal disorders, metabolic disorders like diabetes, etc., commonly present with fatigue and weakness as one of their symptoms.

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Kindly review the reports of my sister-in-law and give your opinion on her health.

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the reports of my sister-in-law. She feels lazy, weak, and has abdominal pain with loose motion, frequent body aches, and flickering of the upper lip at the right side. Her current medications are Ecosprin 75 mg and A to Z multivitamin tablet. She had a hemorrhage in he...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen her reports sent by you (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). 1) There are no clues in your laboratory report for abdominal pain and irregular motion. For now, I suggest her to take a fiber-rich diet. 2) Body pain, lethargy...  Read Full »

Why do I feel weak, dizzy, and lightheaded even after recovering from COVID?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25-years-old male, and I am working from home for the past eight months. I sit on a mattress and look at my monitor on the floor. I was tested positive for COVID-19 three months before. I had intercourse at that time, and after that, I am feeling weak, dizzy, lightheaded, numb,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I perfectly understand the issue you are facing. Many patients come to me with similar complaints, especially after the second wave of COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019), which hit our country a few months before. We call these bizarre complaints the post-COVID seque...  Read Full »

Can black fungus affect a healthy person?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a skin rash, fatigue, and dry eyes. I suspect black fungus. Is it possible to have it if you are a healthy person? And if so, what test should I undergo to check? And can this disease transmit through clothes? I am not under any medication. I got a blood test and thyroid test, all h...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Black fungus or mucormycosis is the opportunistic fungi that occur most commonly in the following patients: 1) Diabetes. 2) Neutropenia or on glucocorticoids treatment. 3) Iron overload conditions. 4) Malignancy. 5) Hematopoietic stem cell transplantat...  Read Full »

What tests are recommended in diabetic patients with chest pain and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient has diabetes for the past eight years, and a year back, she had mild chest pain. However, ECG and other tests were normal. Rarely, she gets mild chest pain and subsides by itself. She also notices heavy breathing while climbing. Her random sugar level is 206 mg/dL, and her...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. She is diabetic and hypertensive and has chest pain, so if resting ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal, then echocardiography should be done at rest and with stress. Another option is myocardial perfusion scanning (MPS) for inducible ischemia...  Read Full »

What are the causes for increased AST and ALT?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 49 years old with a weight of 97 kgs. I am feeling fatigued, weakness and uneasy, and sometimes, I feel shortness of breath, no pain anywhere. I have allergy issues with an IgE level higher around 900 or 1000. whenever I test, I found higher triglycerides. Following are the recent ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. High triglycerides are a matter of concern. It is the kind of fat that accumulates in vessels and, therefore, risk of hypertension, diabetes, and other heart diseases as well. As we can see, your systolic blood pressure is on the borderline to hypertension, but diastoli...  Read Full »

Will Multivitamins help in overcoming fatigue and weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male and recently started suffering from fatigue. I felt some tiredness throughout the day earlier as well, but it has been intensified for the past one to two weeks despite taking a light meal and a good night's rest. I feel lethargic more after a meal. I think it cou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suspect there is an iron deficiency. For weakness, I would suggest you take syrup Dexorange (Ferrous ammonium citrate) 5 ml every night before sleeping. Take for two weeks. Constipation is due to a low fiber diet. For that, I would suggest you take a high-fiber diet, ...  Read Full »

Can I dance with a bulging disc?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 38 years old, and I made a bad dance move with my back, and that resulted in a few slipped discs. The tingling, numbness (whole body but mostly left side) went away after about 5-6 days. The weakness in the arms (when raising the elbows, usually when I sit or lie down) went away a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sivasankar Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Because of abnormal posture, this can happen. That weakness and tingling are primarily transient, and no need to worry. If you do an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for the normal individual, also there will be a minimal disc problem. You can prevent this by avoidin...  Read Full »

Can statins cause anxiety and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have health anxiety and recently have been feeling fatigued and joint pain. Four months ago, I started on Crestor (Rosuvastatin) and doubled recently to 20 mg. My total protein 6.9 g/dL albumin 4.4 g/dL. My recent symptoms brought me to have a repeat CBC (complete blood count) and CRP...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The word ‘cancer’ means an uncontrollable proliferation of some types of cells. It is a whole package comprising of anemia, leukopenia or leukocytosis, high ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), thrombocytopenia, unexplained fever, weight loss, arthralgia...  Read Full »

Are loss of appetite, tiredness and general weakness symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother has a loss of appetite, tiredness, general weakness for more than 12 days, and her blood results shows some bad results:SGPT = 64,SGOT =74,lDH =503,GGt=108,Creatinine=0.8,BUN=13.4,WBC=5700,RBC=4.36,HCT=38.6,Hemoglobin=12.7,Lymphocytes=27%,Polymorphs=66%,Monocytes=6%,Eosinophil...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is difficult to comment about COVID depending upon the above investigations. If she is having breathing difficulty, cough, and loss of smell and taste suggestive of the above diagnosis. But confirmation by COVID RT PCR and HRCT chest. The above investigations are ...  Read Full »

How to overcome major depressive illness, sleep deprivation, and anxiety attacks?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from major depressive illness, sleep deprivation, anxiety attacks, heavy breathing, fatigue, and exhaustion. I am a doctor myself and currently taking Petril 0.5 mg. I need help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you been experiencing features of depression, anxiety, and related symptoms? Is there any ongoing stress in your life that is exacerbating your symptoms? Being a doctor can itself be an exhausting and demanding job. I note that you are taking Petril 0.5...  Read Full »

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