Fatigue and Biological Assessments
The different types of fatigue
Fatigue is the first reason for consultation with general practitioners. However, this general term covers very diverse origins, most often banal but sometimes more serious. Fatigue is to be differentiated from asthenia, a medical term, which corresponds to fatigue that is not improved by rest. Asthenia requires a consultation with your GP.
The very diverse realities of its symptoms thus require appropriate medical responses. Targeted biological analyses, prescribed by your doctor, and selected according to the problems experienced, can thus provide the first answers as to the origin of this fatigue or asthenia.
What do the terms fatigue and asthenia mean?
A frequent symptom, fatigue is the first reason for consultation with general practitioners. However, this term covers very diverse origins, most often banal, sometimes more serious. These very diverse realities require appropriate medical responses.
Often confused terms, fatigue is to be distinguished from asthenia. Unlike fatigue, asthenia does not diminish with rest. It is a set of symptoms whose cause is most often organic, that is to say, linked to a disease or be a sequel after an acute pathology (an infection for example). Appropriate biological analyses, selected according to the disorders experienced, can thus provide the first answers as to the origin of this fatigue.