All you need to know about lethargy

All you need to know about lethargy

Lethargy can refer to feelings of fatigue as well as a lack of mental or physical motivation.

Many kinds of acute illnesses like flu or a stomach virus can make you feel lethargic.

Other conditions can also cause lethargy, such as carbon monoxide poisoning, dehydration, fever, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure and more.

Lethargy can also be the result of mental health conditions like major depressive disorder, postpartum depression and premenstrual syndrome.

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience lethargy along with chest pain, unresponsiveness, disorientation, fast heart rate and paralysis.

Drinking plenty of fluids, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of sleep and reducing stress levels can help reduce the fatigue related to lethargy.

Make an appointment with your doctor if these healthy habits don’t help your symptoms.