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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I have been feeling fatigued, tired, and sleepy constantly for a few days. What can be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have been feeling fatigued, tired, and sleepy constantly for a few days. There is no significant change in my daily routine. Can this be due to any deficiency? Should I get my thyroid checked, or should I take any other tests?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right. The gradual onset of these symptoms can be a sign of thyroid disease. You should get a thyroid profile done along with a complete blood count and random blood sugar, as these tests will reveal anemia and diabetes if present. These can also be a c...  Read Full »

Kindly help me know about dysautonomia, its diagnosis, and treatment plan.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having periodic feelings of pressure in my head with tinnitus for several years. I also have occasional crunching in my neck when I move, poor sleep, continual soreness and stiffness in my back and hips, constant weakness, and fatigue. I thought it was because of aging and managed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, and I would explain that dysautonomia is a neurological disorder characterized by autonomous nervous system dysfunction. It usually leads to orthostatic hypotension, postural tachycardia syndrome, low blood pressure after eating, abnormal sweat...  Read Full »

Kindly review the reports of my 62-year-old mother and give your opinion on her deteriorating health.

Query: Hi doctor, The health of my 62-year-old mother is deteriorating, and she is unable to get proper medical advice because of the COVID-19 pandemic. She complains of weakness, difficulty in walking much around the house or getting out of bed. She also has a severely swollen foot. She is under medica...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Her kidney is not functioning well, and hence she has swelling and weakness in her feet. Her GFR (glomerular filtration rate) has also decreased. This suggests that her kidney is not functioning correctly. I...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest tests to rule out underlying causes fir constant weakness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am constantly feeling weak, lightheaded, and sick. My blood pressure is around 95/54 mmHg most of the time. I also get excruciating menstrual cramps. I am not sure if the two are related. I wanted to consult a doctor about the tests that I need to do to make sure that I do not hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) Since how many days are you having the symptoms mentioned above? 2) Do you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting? 3) Do you have dizzi...  Read Full »

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 »

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