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Treatments for Fatigue

Treatments for Fatigue:

Treatment plans for fatigue are individualized depending on the cause, the presence of coexisting diseases, the age of the patient, and other factors. Treatment generally involves a multifaceted plan that addresses the underlying or associated cause and helps to minimize the fatigue so that a person can lead an active normal life.

Some common causes of fatigue, such as jet lag, influenza, exercise and mild dehydration, can often be effectively treated with relatively simple supportive measures. These include drinking extra fluids, good nutrition and resting. This type of supportive treatment is generally prescribed for upper respiratory infection, flu, mononucleosis and other viral infections.

Another common cause of fatigue, hypothyroidism is treated with hormonal medication that replaces thyroid hormone. Addison's disease is also treated with hormone medications.

Depression can be treated with a combination of medication and psychotherapy. Bacterial disease are treated with antibiotics. Severe infections may require hospitalization. Chronic pain is treated with a pain management program.

Diabetes is treated with a combination of diet, exercise and often medication. Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies are treated with vitamin supplements as appropriate and eating a well balanced diet. Supplemental feedings and tube feeding may be needed in some cases.

Sleep disorders may need to be evaluated and treated in a sleep center.

Treatment List for Fatigue

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Fatigue includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Iron - possibly used if condition is caused by iron deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Potassium - possibly used for related potassium deficiency
  • Vitamin B5 - possibly used if condition is caused by vitamin B5 deficiency
  • Adequate rest
  • Moderate activity
  • No exercise
  • Diet supplementation
  • Vitamin supplementation
  • Antibiotics to treat underlying infection
  • Doxycycline

Alternative Treatments for Fatigue

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Fatigue may include:

Fatigue: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Fatigue may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Fatigue:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Fatigue include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Fatigue:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Fatigue include:

  • Amantadine - usually for fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Antadine - usually for fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Symadine - usually for fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis
  • Symmetrel - usually for fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis

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