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Fatigue Treatments

Fatigue: Treatments Inroduction

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.

Fatigue: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Fatigue from various sources may include:

  • Adequate rest
  • Moderate activity
  • No exercise
  • Diet supplementation
  • Vitamin supplementation
  • Antibiotics to treat underlying infection
  • Doxycycline

Treatments for Fatigue

The following treatments are listed for Fatigue in our knowledge base:

  • 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

Alternative Treatments for Fatigue

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Fatigue in various sources may include:

  • Carnitine
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Ayurveda (Indian medicine)
  • Breathing exercise
  • Magnesium
  • Glutamate
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Hydration
  • Frequent eating
  • Color therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sound therapy
  • Exercise
  • Regular sleep habits
  • Quinoa
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Avoid refined sugars
  • Inhale essence of peppermint oil
  • Lie feet up, head down position
  • Low calorie meals
  • Avoid processed foods
  • High-fiber, low-fat diet
  • Potato juice (potassium)
  • Ginseng
  • Gingko biloba
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Healthy breakfast
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Relaxation therapy
  • Visualization therapy
  • Music
  • Avoid excessive television
  • Stop smoking
  • Maintain healthy weight
  • Avoid excessive sleep
  • Nap
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Anger management
  • Reduce stress
  • Light lunch
  • Exercise after large lunch
  • Positive thinking
  • Cool showers
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Avoid excessive caffeine
  • Ayurvedic medicine
  • Avoid very cold or iced drinks
  • Chitrak and adivati Ayurvedic herbal remedy
  • Fresh ginger before each meal
  • Rub temples with tiger balm
  • Massage soles of feet
  • Cooked bananas
  • Ginger milk
  • Herbal wine
  • Chicken soup with Chinese herbs
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Chinese patent herbs
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Investigate whether your schedule is too hectic
  • Keep a food diary to link diet to fatigue

Drugs and Medications used to treat Fatigue:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Fatigue may include:

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Fatigue:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Fatigue may 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

Treatments for Causes of Fatigue

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Fatigue:

More causes: not all possible causes for Fatigue are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Fatigue.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Fatigue:

The following list of conditions have 'Fatigue' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Fatigue:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Fatigue' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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