Fatigue after slight exertion can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'generally fatal'. 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 fatigue after slight exertion, we could:
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||5%||Ruled out|
|Polymyalgia Rheumatica||5%||Ruled out|
|Gluten Sensitivity||3%||Ruled out|
|Adrenal Fatigue||2%||Ruled out|
Do you get tired easily, even with slight physical exertion?
Possible responses:→ Don't know
→ Occasionally / moderately
→ Severely - almost any kind of activity tires me
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An inefficient pumping action by the heart can result in rapid fatigue.
Lethargy and lack of vitality are early signs that your anti-aging hormones (such as estrogen and progesterone) are diminishing.
90% of patients with SLE experience fatigue.
Early symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include fatigue.
Demyelinated nerve fibers use more energy to conduct impulses and thus fatigue more easily than normal fibers. MS involves large numbers of nerve fibers in a state of borderline function, which suddenly turn off when the body temperature is elevated only one or two degrees. The signals suddenly cease to be transmitted, and one has to stop. Muscles that have been weakened result in a reliance on stronger muscles, which then tire faster. One recent report indicates that for those with MS the energy cost of walking is two to three times that of a normal person over the same distance. Such an increased use of energy obviously results in increased fatigue. The fatigue of MS is hard to describe.