General Health Conditions, Diagnosis and Treatment

General Health Conditions:

General Health Conditions can be diagnosed by fatigue, fever, malaise, unexplained weight loss, cognition, numbness, nausea, sweats, chills.


Fatigue is defined as a term used to describe feeling of tiredness or lack of energy caused by fluctuating stress.


  • Headache 
  • Dizziness
  • Aching muscle
  • Irritability
  • Sleepiness

How to fix fatigue?

  • Eat to beat tiredness
  • Sleep well
  • Get moving
  • Reduce stress
  • Drink less alcohol
  • Talking therapy beats fatigue
  • Cut out caffeine

Drug therapy: Drug therapies bupropion, sertraline are used to treat extreme fatigue, however some used Adderall, Modafinil off label & duloxetine.


A general feeling of discomfort, illness or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify being tired or under the weather.

  • Feeling of overall weakness
  • Feel of discomfort
  • Feeling of illness
  • Not feeling well

Onset: Malaise may happen suddenly or may develop gradually and might persist for a long time.
Causes: Acute viral disorders may cause malaise like:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lyme disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Severe Anemia
  • Diabetes

Mental health conditions like depression and anxiety can lead to malaise.

 Medications causing Malaise:

Medications that put you at at risk for malaise include:

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Beta-blockers


Human body temperature goes above normal range of 36-37 degrees Celsius (98-100 F) that is a common medical sign also known as pyrexia and controlled hyperthermia.
Symptoms: Initially shivering, feeling cold and later on flushed, sweating.
Complications: Complications may include febrile seizure.
Causes: Increase in body’s temperature set point.
Treatment: Based on underlying cause not necessarily required for itself.


  • Paracetamol
  • Ibuprofen

Diagnostic Method: Temperature> between 37.2 & 38.3Degree Celsius (99.0 & 100.9F).


That is feeling of coldness accompanied by shivering might get rise with or without fever. Without fever chills typically arise after exposure to cold environment. 


  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Tremor


  • Bacterial infection
  • Cold environment
  • Parasite infection
  • Viral infection

Treating Chills:


Moisture exuded through pores of skin, typically in profuse quantities  as a reaction to heat, physical exertion or fever.

Types of glands:

  • Eccrine glands: Present almost throughout the body.
  • Apocrine glands: Present in Axilla, Groin.


Nausea is a sensation of vomiting it can be acute or short lived or prolonged.It can be psychological or physical in origin.


  • Causes might include:
  • Food poisoning
  • Motion sickness
  • Pregnancy


  • Often accompanied by:
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Diarrhea
  • Intense Pain
  • Lethargy
  • Rapid Pulse
  • Excessive sweating

How to relieve nausea:

  • Take in plenty of fluids
  • Avoid greasy or fried stuff.


Vomiting describes the forceful expulsion of contents of stomach through mouth also known as emesis.


  • Food poisoning
  • Gastritis
  • Brain cancer
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Noxious stimuli
  • Cholecystitis


Used to describe a wide variety of sensations such as feeling faint, weak & lazy or inactive.


  • Migraine
  • Medications
  • Alcohol

How to Relieve dizziness:

  • Acupuncture
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Reducing stress

VITAMIN DEFICIENCY: Low vitamins B12 levels can cause dizziness.


Lost,reduced or altered sensation and an odd prickling sensation. These sensations commonly occur after sitting or standing in particular position or even wearing tight clothing for too long.


  • Pressure on nerves
  • Pressure on blood vessels
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tumor & infection

How to relieve numbness?

  • To relieve numbness we use :
  • Ice therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Massage
  • Exercise
  • Epsom salt bath
  • Supportive devices

Unexplained weight loss:

Noticeable drop in body weight that occurs even if person is not trying to lose weight.


  • Addison’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • COPD
  • Cancer
  • Change in diet
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Dementia


Weakness is decrease in strenth in one or more muscles, loss of muscle strength.


  • Metabolic disease
  • Injuries
  • Toxins
  • Congenital Myopathies
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Malnutrition
  • Muscular dystrophy


  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Muscle cramps


The mental action or process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thought, experience and senses.

Types of Cognition:

Following are the types of cognitive processes:

  1. Attention
  2. Perception
  3. Memory
  4. Learning
  5. Language
  6. Reasoning


Study of mind.

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