A to Z Symptom: Malaise and Fatigueenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZSymptom-enHD-AR1.jpgMalaise and fatigue are common symptoms of a wide-ranging list of ailments. Malaise refers to an overall feeling of discomfort and lack of well-being. Fatigue is extreme tiredness and lack of energy or motivation for everyday activities.malaise, fatigue, extreme tiredness, general ill feeling, lack of well-being, lack of energy, lack of motivation, low energy, overtiredness, overall discomfort, Lyme disease, sleep apnea, mononucleosis09/06/201304/09/201909/02/2019c20b2e41-3772-4eaf-b2a2-a9139bdb7026https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-malaise.html/<p>Malaise and fatigue are common symptoms of a wide-ranging list of ailments.</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li><strong style="font-size: 1em;">Malaise</strong><span style="font-size: 1em;"> refers to an overall feeling of discomfort and lack of well-being. </span></li> <li><strong style="font-size: 1em;">Fatigue</strong><span style="font-size: 1em;"> is extreme tiredness and lack of energy or motivation for everyday activities.</span></li> </ul> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Malaise and fatigue often go hand-in-hand and indicate a person is ill or about to become ill. They can start slowly or appear suddenly depending upon the cause, and can be acute (short-lasting) or chronic (long-lasting).</p> <p>Some common medical problems associated with malaise and fatigue include <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/pneumonia.html/">pneumonia</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/mono.html/">mononucleosis</a>, the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flu.html/">flu</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lyme.html/">Lyme disease</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/apnea.html/">sleep apnea</a>, blood disorders, congestive heart failure, kidney or liver disease, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/diabetes-center.html/">diabetes</a>. Psychiatric disorders such as <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/understanding-depression.html/">depression</a> and anxiety also can cause malaise and fatigue.</p> <p>Sometimes, malaise and fatigue can be traced to bad health habits and lifestyle factors, including not getting enough sleep, alcohol abuse, an unhealthy diet, caffeine use, and inactivity. Certain medicines also can lead to overtiredness and a general ill feeling.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Malaise and fatigue are common symptoms that can be treated once the cause is known. Because they can indicate a more serious problem, however, anyone experiencing malaise or fatigue that can't be easily explained should see a doctor.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
AnemiaAnemia is common in teens because they undergo rapid growth spurts, when the body needs more nutrients like iron. Learn about anemia and how it's treated.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/anemia.html/d59f63cc-1045-4151-87c3-750eb2f414d4
Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complicated disease. It's a physical condition that also can also affect a person emotionally.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cfs.html/04673c0e-2dab-442e-b265-49ee2d467201
Cytomegalovirus (CMV)This virus poses few risks to healthy kids, but can cause serious health problems in unborn babies and kids with a weak immune system.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cytomegalovirus.html/b15ab8f3-8519-4df4-9262-abc90cd39a06
DepressionDepression is very common. For more information about depression and feeling better, check out this article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/depression.html/313901c9-c72a-4f03-831b-94ab61da2856
FibromyalgiaThe chronic condition fibromyalgia causes widespread pain in the muscles, joints, and other areas of the body. Lifestyle changes and other strategies can help kids who have it feel better.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fibromyalgia.html/783652d6-707d-4130-9ae7-87d13bf969b0
LupusLupus is known as an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly works against the body's own tissues.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lupus.html/5d0f4916-af65-49d3-afff-09d656af8ff1
Lyme DiseaseThe best way to prevent Lyme disease is to prevent tick bites. Find out more about this disease and how to keep those ticks away.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/lyme-disease.html/5507f2c4-2853-46bd-8f22-271a0e8241a9
Mononucleosis (Mono)It's sometimes called "the kissing disease," but kissing is just one of the ways that someone can catch mono.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/mononucleosis.html/2ce95611-a0cc-4e5c-9306-e916dcebc77c
Obstructive Sleep ApneaBrief pauses in breathing during sleep can be normal. But when breathing stops often or for longer periods, it can be a cause for concern.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/apnea.html/ec09b3ef-1913-4a9d-8f0a-ba3a4af6d5a9
Seasonal Affective DisorderSeasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that affects some people and appears at the same time each year.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sad.html/f0ec366a-8c3f-4ea3-9a99-fdac5f060951
The Flu (Influenza)Flu symptoms tend to come on quickly and are worse than the sneezing and stuffiness of a cold. The flu is very contagious. Find out what to do in this article for parents. https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/flu.html/dfdd8061-bafc-4f1f-97dd-884d29a5f6e3
What's Anemia?What does it mean when a kid has anemia? Learn about anemia, why kids get it, and how it's treated in our article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/anemia.html/9888df72-edc2-4c11-8660-bb2c4b682960
What's Mono?Kissing is just one of the ways that someone can spread mononucleosis. Most people who get mono are teens or young adults, but kids can get it too.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/mono.html/841602d7-a91e-44d6-8a6d-11d501e23e39
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