What Causes Afternoon Or Evening Fatigue?
Afternoon or evening fatigue can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose afternoon or evening fatigue, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "afternoon or evening fatigue" as a symptom. Here are five possibilities:
- Caffeine Intoxication
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Low Estrogens
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
craving for salt
negative reaction to coffee
refined sugar consumption
poor tolerance of heat
sexual abuse during childhood
possible stress-induced arthritis
history of shingles
low free T4
... and more than 140 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of afternoon or evening fatigue:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have fatigue that gets worse as the day progresses (afternoon or evening tiredness)?
→ Don't know
→ Sometimes / moderately
→ Often / moderately
→ Often / severely
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either absence of evening/afternoon fatigue or fatigue that worsens during the day, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: