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exhaustion

 [eg-zaws´chun]
1. a state of extreme mental or physical fatigue.
2. the state of being drained, emptied, consumed, or used up.
heat exhaustion see heat exhaustion.

ex·haus·tion

(eks-aw'chŭn),
1. Extreme fatigue; inability to respond to stimuli.
2. Removal of contents; using up of a supply of anything.
3. Extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or other solvent.
[L. ex-haurio, pp. -haustus, to draw out, empty]

exhaustion

A state of fatigue or physical consumption, pooped. See Secretory exhaustion.

ex·haus·tion

(eg-zaws'chŭn)
1. Extreme fatigue; inability to respond to stimuli.
2. Removal of contents; depletion of a supply of anything.
3. Extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or other solvent.
[L. ex-haurio, pp. -haustus, to draw out, empty]

ex·haus·tion

(eg-zaws'chŭn)
1. Extreme fatigue; inability to respond to stimuli.
2. Removal of contents; depletion of a supply of anything.
3. Extraction of the active constituents of a drug by treating with water, alcohol, or other solvent.
[L. ex-haurio, pp. -haustus, to draw out, empty]

Patient discussion about exhaustion

Q. what causes physical exhaustion

A. Many things may cause weakness, depending on the specific characteristics of the individual and the situation. Heart diseases (stable angina) may cause weakness, as well as anemia, metabolic disorders (potassium abnormalities etc.). Other situations such as chronic diseases may also cause weakness.

However, I'm not very keen on diagnosing things over the net, so consulting a professional (e.g. a doctor) may be wise.
You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003174.htm

Q. my boyfriend is always exhausted - he wakes up exhausted and just has no energy thro' out the day - help he doesn't sleep well and gets exhausted just lifting a few heavy boxes etc. He's 48 and carries a few extra pounds around the waistline, but in my view this should not contribute to his extreme exhaustion - he pants heavily after doing medial tasks. He's not physically active and has a desk job.

A. It sounds like your boyfriend has sleep apnea. He needs to have an overnight sleep study done to see how many times he awakens during the night. Its amazing how much it could be. If he is diagnosed as such, he would need to use a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) respirator which would force air into his lungs to keep his airways open. It just means that he has an obsructive airway which could in fact be due to the weight around the middle. If this be the diagnosis and treatment, he would awaken fully refreshed and energetic. It is worth the time and trouble! Good luck!

Q. Can stress really affect your health?? I’ve been having a stressed period at work in the past three months. I heard a lot of times:” don’t stress up-it’ll kill you eventually..” but is it physically true?

A. defenitely true, it's been proven that stress might cause gastrointestinal desorders.

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