May 24, 2017


Are you tired all the time? Do you fall into bed at the end of the day and, despite getting a full night’s sleep, still wake up feeling unrefreshed and fatigued? If you do not jump out of bed every morning with a spring in your step, you may be suffering from fatigue. Most people today are living extremely stressful, busy lives, so it is normal to experience tiredness some of the time. This tiredness generally resolves itself after some rest and relaxation. Increasingly though, persistent, unremitting tiredness is becoming a major problem for a number of people. Fatigue is a common presenting complaint of many Australians and New Zealanders, but it is also often misunderstood and at times even dismissed, particularly if there is no easily identifiable cause. Prolonged fatigue is one of the most commonly occurring complaints in primary practice with many patients presenting without overt pathology. This leads to great difficulty, in many cases, in determining the real drivers of this phenomenon. As drivers take time to isolate and resolve, compliance is often challenging with the core symptom ranging from minor to debilitating. The clinical manifestation fatigue include, difficulty concentrating, headaches, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, muscle aches, joint aches, fever, difficulty sleeping, psychiatric problems (such

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