Exhaustion also known as Fatigue, is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy. Many prescription and nonprescription medications can cause weakness or fatigue. The use or abuse of alcohol, caffeine, or illegal drugs can cause exhaustion. Because exhaustion is a common complaint, sometimes a potentially serious cause may be overlooked. Exhaustion is different from drowsiness. In general, drowsiness is feeling the need to sleep, while fatigue is a lack of energy and motivation. Both weakness and fatigue are symptoms, not diseases. Because these symptoms can be caused by many other health problems, the importance of weakness and fatigue can only be determined when other symptoms are evaluated. You may feel mildly fatigued because of overwork, poor sleep, worry, boredom, or lack of exercise. Any illness, such as a cold or the flu, may cause fatigue, which usually goes away as the illness clears up. Most of the time, mild fatigue occurs with a health problem that will improve with home treatment and does not require a visit to a health professional.
Exhaustion has two known forms; one manifests as a local, muscle-specific incapacity to do work, and the other manifests as an overall, bodily or systemic, sense of energy deprivation. Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion often begin suddenly, sometimes after excessive exercise, heavy perspiration and inadequate fluid intake. Exhaustion is ubiquitous in everyday life, but usually becomes particularly noticeable during heavy exercise. Exhaustion is a common symptom of mental health problems, such as anxiety or depression. Fatigue and depression may become so severe that you may consider suicide as a way to end your pain. If you think your fatigue may be caused by a mental health problem, see your health professional. Signs and symptoms resemble those of shock and may include: Feeling faint, nausea, heavy sweating, ashen appearance. Stimulants (including caffeine) are not effective treatments for fatigue, and can actually make the problem worse when the drugs are discontinued. Sedatives also tend to intensify fatigue in the long run.
Prevention of Exhaustion
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Avoid exertion in hottest weather.
- Cover head and neck during outdoor exercise or exertion.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing.
- Drink fluids during exertion or exercise.
Home Remedies for Exhaustion
- Consume a glass of coconut water or grape juice. Or Churn out a juice of three dates with eight ounces of water and drink.
- Apply aloe vera, cod liver oil, or garlic oil to the irritation.
- Cooling your skin is a number one priority to prevent heat from raging further. Pack some ice cubes into a sealed plastic bag and wrap it in a dishcloth. Apply to the affected areas for five to ten minutes at a time.
- There are many non- prescription lotions that relieve the itch from heat rash. Smooth mentholated or calamine lotion on your skin to cool the irritated areas.
- Apply baking powder or baby powder.