Fatigue can cause a vast range of other physical, mental and emotional symptoms including:
- chronic tiredness or sleepiness.
- sore or aching muscles.
- muscle weakness.
- slowed reflexes and responses.
- impaired decision-making and judgement.
- moodiness, such as irritability.
What are the physical symptoms of exhaustion?
- upset stomach.
- body aches.
- chronic fatigue.
- changes in appetite.
- weight gain or weight loss.
- increased illness, such as colds and flu.
Can you get sick from exhaustion?
“Exhaustion can absolutely make someone feel nauseous and even lead to vomiting. Sometimes, the body responds to fatigue — especially extreme fatigue — with symptoms of nausea. Stomach upset, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, can also be symptoms of jet lag,” says Vreeman.
How do you deal with exhaustion?
- Eat often to beat tiredness.
- Get moving.
- Lose weight to gain energy.
- Sleep well.
- Reduce stress to boost energy.
- Talking therapy beats fatigue.
- Cut out caffeine.
- Drink less alcohol.
What causes exhaustion?
- It can result from stress, bereavement and grief, eating disorders, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, anxiety, moving home, boredom, and divorce.
- Conditions such as pregnancy, Cushing’s disease, kidney disease, electrolyte problems, diabetes, hypothyroidism, anemia, and liver disease can all lead to fatigue.