Fatigue symptoms


1st Jan 2015 Wellbeing

Fatigue symptoms

People complain of feeling drained and exhausted so often that doctors call fatigue the number one health complaint.

Often fatigue is accompanied by lack of motivation and low sex drive. If fatigue is accompanied by sudden abdominal pain, severe headache or breathlessness, seek medical help. Otherwise have a look at some of the home remedies for fatigue.


What causes fatigue?

Many medical conditions and lifestyle issues can contribute to fatigue, including lack of sleep, inadequate nutrition, flu, obesity, allergies, infections, anaemia, alcohol abuse, hypothyroidism, heart disease, cancer, diabetes and AIDS. Fatigue is also often a side effect of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Among the culprits are sleeping pills, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs and even cough mixtures.