Safety & Compliance

Fatigue Management

Fatigue is defined as “extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.” It can be described as the lack of energy and motivation and is a feeling of constant tiredness or weakness. It can be physical, mental or a combination of both. It can affect anyone, and most adults will experience fatigue at some point in their life.

Treating Fatigue

Fatigue is a symptom –something you can feel and describe – not a condition or disease. To reduce your fatigue, you first need to understand what the underlying reasons for your fatigue are.

If fatigue is having a negative effect on your quality of life, or causing you distress, then consider speaking with a health professional. By asking questions, they will help you work out why you are experiencing fatigue and offer some suggestions on how to find relief.

If necessary, your doctor might suggest certain medical tests if there is a reasonable chance the cause of your fatigue may be an undiagnosed medical issue (for example, anaemia or thyroid dysfunction).

Fortunately, for most people fatigue will get better over time on its own or with some simple and practical lifestyle changes.

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