Common Name/Other Name: Exhaustion, Tiredness, Lethargy, Listlessness
Fatigue is a physical or mental state of feeling tired or being weak. It is a common and long-term condition that may lead to medical problems. Physical fatigue or lack of strength happens when the whole body cannot function at normal levels of a persons' usual ability (e.g. unable to carry or lift heavy things or difficulty in climbing up or down the stairs). Mental or psychological fatigue is the feeling of sleepiness and inability to focus or concentrate.
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
There are no specific medications for fatigue. Since there are many factors that trigger fatigue, determining the underlying cause can be the key to treating the symptoms of fatigue (e.g. if the cause of fatigue is due to anemia or loss of blood, iron supplements are may be given to treat anemia).
Vitamins and minerals are given to fight fatigue by boosting the body's immune system.