Do you feel drained, lack motivation, and tire quickly? You could have fatigue. Fatigue is nothing to worry about if it goes away with rest and a few good meals. However, if your feelings of fatigue continue for several days or even weeks, it could be a symptom of something more serious. The physicians at Heart One Associates encourage patients with ongoing fatigue from in and around Peoria, Buckeye, and Phoenix, Arizona, to schedule a heart health assessment. Call today or request your appointment online.
Fatigue describes a feeling of complete weariness. Often confused with tiredness or sleepiness, fatigue runs deeper to include lack of energy and lack of motivation. In fact, tiredness and sleepiness are merely symptoms of fatigue.
Fatigue isn't an illness or disease itself. It may go away with rest and healthy eating or be a symptom of an underlying health condition. Frequently, fatigue is linked with heart health.
If fatigue affects your quality of life, call Heart One Associates and arrange a health exam.
People with fatigue report symptoms that fall into three categories: motivation, energy, and mental focus.
You may experience a lack of motivation to start or continue an activity. People describe feelings of lethargy and listlessness.
You may tire quickly once you start an activity. Many people describe this feeling as tired, exhausted, worn out, and feeling run down.
You may find yourself struggling to concentrate, daydreaming, or becoming more forgetful.
Fatigue is often easy to explain away as having had a busy week or feeling bored. If you find that your symptoms persist with no letup, see your provider at Heart One Associates and describe how you're feeling.
Certain cardiovascular conditions can cause fatigue, including:
Fatigue could be an early sign of a serious heart condition. If you have unexplained fatigue symptoms, reach out to Heart One Associates.
Fatigue treatment depends on why you feel fatigued. Your provider at Heart One Associates performs diagnostic tests to identify whether you have an underlying health issue. If so, treating the condition should restore your energy levels. To get to the root cause of your fatigue, your doctor may ask you the following questions to learn more about you and your lifestyle:
Fatigue can prevent you from enjoying the things you love to do. Take back control over your life; schedule a consultation with Heart One Associates today. Call or use the online scheduling tool today.