Weariness, also known as weakness, exhaustion, numbness, disinterest defines a state of physical or mental tiredness, or both.

Physical and mental weariness are separated from each other however, they usually appear at the same time:If a person has been worn out physically for a while, after a short time they will feel mentally weary as well.When physical weariness is considered, we can no longer fulfil our physical capacity which we normally would.Meanwhile, in mental weariness you complain more about being sleepy and not being able to concentrate.

Weariness is not a specific symptom of a certain disease and can have multiple reasons.Weariness and exhaustion are most common in anxiety and depression.However, it is beneficial to perform thorough tests and examinations in order to rule out an underlying systemic disease for a person who complains about weariness and exhaustion.This is because, a patient must be fully examined for a physical disease before calling the contition phychological.

Commonly ignored over exhaustion can delay the diagnosis of heart deficiency, lungs, anaemia, diseases in which the thyroid glands are over or under active, many system related chronic Diseases, tumour or even cancer.

Anaemia must be recognised as a serious disease
Especially women ignore this condition because they tend to experience weariness and exhaustion during menstruation.If Anaemia is not diagnosed and treated, weariness and exhaustion can be prevalent for many years.One of the biggest complaints of leukaemia cases is tiredness.

Insomnia is one of the first symptoms of menopause.Women with menopause have difficulty sleeping.Night sweating and hot flashes can be listed as reasons for this.Hormonal imbalances women experience during this time can disrupt the sleeping schedule and cause weariness.

Psychologic Reasons
Reasons such as mourning, eating disorders, alcohol consumption, substance abuse, anxiety (worry), moving, boredom or divorce are psychologically wearing reasons which can cause weariness.

Stress and worry are two emotions which are known to cause weariness.When the stress is high, we cannot help feel helpless and hopeless, and this feeling of hopelessness draws all the energy out of us and is a very tiring feeling.When you feel like you have no control over a situation and you can do nothing about it, tiredness can occur alongside of inner turmoil.

Depression can cause weariness by various reasons.The person can feel weary due to depression itself, depression medication or sleeping disorders caused by depression.

Some medicine can trigger weariness and exhaustion complaints.Diuretic medication given during hypertension or heart Deficiency treatment can increase weariness and exhaustion problems or long term allergy medication can be the cause of your reasonless weariness.

Usually stress and worry are two emotions which cause weariness.Except for these;

  • Insomnia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Anaemia
  • Heart diseases
  • Insulin resistance
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Kidney diseases
  • Liver diseases
  • Lung Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Drug use
  • Vitamin deficiency
  • Insufficient water intake
  • Low energy due to poor diet
  • Excessive consumption of caffeine
  • Excessive exercise
  • And excessive consumption of alcohol are among the factors which leave the person weary.

What kind of doctor should be consulted for weariness?

You should consult an internal diseases specialist first for your complaints of weariness.In light of the answers you give to your doctors questions, blood, sugar or thyroid tests might also be required in order to find the source of your weariness.

Immediately see a doctor in these conditions:

  • If you suffer from sever headaches alongside of weariness.
  • If you have have severe waist, abdominal or pelvic pain alongside of weariness.
  • If you have thoughts of hurting yourself or others alongside of weariness.
  • If weariness is accompanied by chest pain, difficulty In Breathing, irregular pulse, feeling of fainting or unexpected bleeding in any region of the body, you should immediately consult your doctor.