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- A subjective state of overwhelming, sustained exhaustion and decreased capacity for physical and mental work that is not relieved by rest
- Fatigue occurs with or without objective findings on physical exam.
- Fatigue is a common complaint in people with and without systemic disease, which makes this complaint a challenge to practicing physicians.
- The specific mechanisms of fatigue are unknown.
- Thyroid disorders
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Chronic pain
- Emotional distress
- Eating disorders
- Chemical dependency
- Withdrawal syndromes
- Sleep disorders:
- Cardiac and pulmonary disorders
- Infections acute and chronic
- Rheumatic and autoimmune disorders
- Nutritional deficiencies including electrolyte abnormalities
- Physical inactivity and deconditioning
- Chronic fatigue syndrome:
- Symptom complex defined by the CDC
- Severe chronic fatigue lasting >6 mo
- Not explained by any medical or psychiatric diagnosis
- Presence of 4 or more of the following 8 symptoms:
- Sleep disturbances
- Exercise intolerance
- Impaired memory/concentration
- Sore throat
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