weakness


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weak·ness

(wēk'nes),
1. Lack of strength or potency.
2. Inability to perform normally.

weak·ness

(wēk'nĕs)
1. Lack of strength or potency.
2. Inability to perform normally.

weakness

A state of debility caused by prolonged bed rest, muscle disease or wasting, severe infection, anaemia, starvation or psychological disorder with loss of motivation. Once causes have been removed, the only cure for weakness is activity. See also FATIGUE, MYALGIC ENCEPHALOMYELITIS.

Patient discussion about weakness

Q. my wife feels weak. her pulse is only 45. What should we do

A. Is her pulse always that low? Is it regular? Does she have periods of rapid pulse?
Is she sensitive to cold weather (e.g. wearing warm clothes when others don't)? Has she gained weight recently?
Has her hair changed? Does she have any heart diseases? Diabetes?

The combination of slow pulse and weakness in a woman (what's her age?) may suggests hypothyroidism. In this case, than she needs to see a doctor in order to diagnose and treat this condition.
You ma read more about it here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000353.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/MEDLINEPLUS/ency/imagepages/18033.htm

Q. Can anyone help me. I have weak bones and the doctor advised me to take milk to boost my vitamin D. Can anyone help me. I have weak bones and the doctor advised me to take milk to boost my vitamin D. I hate milk and I hope Vitamin supplements are also available in the market. I can get natural Vitamin D from sunlight also. As I am averse to milk can I go for Vitamin D Supplement?

A. So if you don't wanna know about Realmilk, I'd recommend
Calcium/magnesium
Kelp (copper in the kelp will help to absorb the calcium also)
Cod liver oil (excellent natural source of vitamins A & D, double the dose)
Flax seed oil
Raw apple cider vinegar (puts the calcium where it's s'posed to go)

Q. My doctor told me I have asthenia. Meaning I feel weak though I am normal. does it say i have a mental issue My doctor told me I have asthenia. which means I feel week but my strength is normal. I feel very weak but the doctor said that my muscle strength is fine. Do i have a mental problem or maybe there is a physiologic explanation for my situation?

A. No!
I suffered from hypothyroidism and had asthenia.
there are many causes for this symptom. Some are psychological but some are physical. Blaming your mental status is the last resort, and if your GP does it before he denies other reasons you need to change your GP!

More discussions about weakness
References in classic literature ?
"Well, having this weakness, my father insisted upon going down into the garden, instead of going to bed; his foot slipped on the first stair, the staircase was steep; my father fell against a stone in which an iron hinge was fixed.
In fact, as this last reflection indicated--this instinctive return to hope--sentiments of weakness or fear did not dwell long in her ardent spirit.
A strange feeling of weakness tied him to the spot; he wished to get up and go away, but could not do so.
The captain was happy, the enchanting Polish lady wished to elope with him, but, prompted by magnanimity, the captain restored the wife to the husband, saying as he did so: "I have saved your life, and I save your honor!" Having repeated these words the captain wiped his eyes and gave himself a shake, as if driving away the weakness which assailed him at this touching recollection.
He tried to rise to his feet, and after several attempts fell down from weakness. He had lain so long that his muscles had lost their cunning, and all the strength had gone out of them.
Then his weakness asserted itself, and he lay down, his ears cocked, his head on one side, as he watched the puppy.
If, at that time, I had been much with her, I should, in the weakness of my desolation, have betrayed this.
He never particularly addressed me, and it is my belief he had as good as forgotten his confidences; but his temper was more flighty, and allowing for his bodily weakness, more violent than ever.
For my own part, however, I respect him none the less--nay, I think the deep love he had for that sweet, rounded, blossom-like, dark-eyed Hetty, of whose inward self he was really very ignorant, came out of the very strength of his nature and not out of any inconsistent weakness. Is it any weakness, pray, to be wrought on by exquisite music?
My understanding is at length restored, and teaches no less to abhor the artifices which had subdued me than to despise myself for the weakness on which their strength was founded.
Where attempts have not been made to reconcile the two moralities, they may be described as follows:--All is GOOD in the noble morality which proceeds from strength, power, health, well-constitutedness, happiness, and awfulness; for, the motive force behind the people practising it is "the struggle for power." The antithesis "good and bad" to this first class means the same as "noble" and "despicable." "Bad" in the master-morality must be applied to the coward, to all acts that spring from weakness, to the man with "an eye to the main chance," who would forsake everything in order to live.
Hiding order beneath the cloak of disorder is simply a question of subdivision; concealing courage under a show of timidity presupposes a fund of latent energy; masking strength with weakness is to be effected by tactical dispositions.