Major Exhaustion Symptoms and Their Effective Corrective Measures

Exhaustion Symptoms
If your exhaustion is not improving with rest, then it is likely that you may be having a condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Here we discuss the symptoms that indicate or accompany exhaustion.
HealthHearty Staff
Last Updated: May 31, 2018
Mostly, exhaustion is a temporary affair; it can be managed by taking rest, and a good night sleep. But some people may feel exhausted all the time, and the problem does not seem go away with rest. Such people may be suffering from what is known as chronic fatigue syndrome; an idiopathic condition that could have a myriad of causes behind its occurrence.
Extreme Fatigue - Its Major Symptoms
» The primary symptom of chronic exhaustion is a feeling of being in a constant state of weariness, which does not improve with rest or sleep.
» Accompanying symptoms may include:
Sleeping disorders
Feeling tired even after waking up
Problems concentrating or remembering things
Headaches
Pain in the muscles and joints
Sore throat
Pain that keeps relocating from one spot to another but without swelling
Swollen cervical lymph nodes
To add, the above symptoms tend to become worse with any physical or mental activity, which earlier might not have caused any sort of problems.
What Causes the Problem?
Medical experts are not certain of what causes extreme exhaustion or chronic fatigue syndrome. According to them, viral infections, autoimmune disorders, or imbalances in the levels of hormones in the body could be linked to the development of the disorder. Chronic conditions like cancer, chronic kidney failure, heart disease, emphysema, etc., could also be responsible for it.
What Can You Do?
Temporary instances of exhaustion can be easily managed by a few changes in diet and lifestyle in most cases. However, with the chronic case, treatment is based on symptoms relief.
» Most people benefit from antidepressants, and sleeping pills.
» Antidepressants help people who are often depressed because of their condition. Moreover, these medicines when administered in low dosages, improve sleep and reduce pain.
» Sleeping pills are not readily prescribed, and are meant for those whose sleeping problems are too severe to be managed by lifestyle changes.
» Most experts recommend patients to inculcate dedicated exercises. These exercises should be supervised by a physical therapist.
» Psychological counseling is another approach which can offer a great deal of benefit. It helps the patient to work out methods which can help manage the problems created by their chronic exhaustion.
Do not hesitate to give yourself a little time to relax and at the same time, seek medical aid and guidance, if you feel you are fatigued; especially when such a feeling continues for 6 months. Take care!
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.