1. Is fatigue a symptom of an underlying disease?
Fatigue means an overall feeling of tiredness or lack of energy. If you are feeling fatigued, it can be a symptom of underlying medical conditions that range in severity from mild to severe. You should consult a doctor if you feel fatigued without any identifiable reason.
2. What other symptoms are associated with fatigue?
Symptoms associated with fatigue depend upon an underlying medical condition. When you are fatigued, you have no motivation and no energy. You may also feel sleepy, which may be a symptom of fatigue.
3. What are the causes of fatigue?
Fatigue can be due to lifestyle factors such as physical exertion, lack of sufficient sleep, medical conditions such as anaemia, hypothyroidism, diabetes, cancer and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, etc.
4. Can depression lead to fatigue?
Yes, depression which is an essential mental health issue can be the underlying cause of fatigue.
5. When do I need to consult a doctor for fatigue?
You should consult your doctor if you cannot think of anything which causes fatigue. Fatigue can occur with unexplained loss of weight, intolerance to cold temperature, feeling depressed, etc.