Encyclopedia Symptoms / / August 12, 2017
Alternative names: general malaise
Malaise is a generalized feeling of discomfort, illness, or lack of a good human being.
Malaise is a symptom that may occur from almost any health condition.This symptom may start slowly or rapidly, depending on the type of disease.
fatigue (feeling tired) often comes in many diseases together with malaise.Along with the ailment, the patient may have a feeling of a lack of energy that does not allow him to do normal activities.
are examples of diseases, symptoms and medications that can cause vomiting.
Short-term (acute) infections:
- acute bronchitis or pneumonia;
- acute viral syndrome;
- infectious mononucleosis;
- Lyme disease.
Long-term (chronic) infectious diseases:
- chronic active hepatitis;
- a disease caused by parasites;
Diseases of the heart and lungs:
- congestive heart failure;
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
- organ failure;
- acute or chronic kidney disease
- acute or chronic liver disease;
- connective tissue disease;
- rheumatoid arthritis;
- systemic lupus erythematosus;
- endocrine or metabolic diseases;
- adrenal dysfunction;
- pituitary dysfunction (rare);
- thyroid disease;
- cancer (carcinoma);
- Leukemia (leukemia, a cancer of blood cells);
- lymphoma (cancer that begins in the lymphatic system);
- solid tumors - such as colon cancer;
- other blood diseases;
- severe anemia;
- anticonvulsants (antiepileptic) drugs;
- beta-blockers (drugs used to treat heart disease or high blood pressure);
- psychiatric drugs;
- treated with several medications.
If the patient - seriously ill, it is recommended to consult a doctor immediately.We also recommend the patient to see a doctor, if he:
- there are other symptoms of malaise;
- sickness lasts longer than one week, with other symptoms or without them.
Your doctor will need to perform diagnostic testing and patient can ask questions about the symptoms - for example, are:
- how long malaise lasted (how many days, weeks or months);
- which still have symptoms of the patient;
- sickness is a constant or episodic (comes and goes);
- whether the patient to do their daily activities;if not, what limits the patient;
- whether the patient had recently been in the journey;
- what medicines the patient takes;
- if he has any other medical problems;
- whether the patient is using alcohol or drugs.
If the patient has signs or symptoms of the disease may be necessary tests to confirm the diagnosis.These may include: blood tests, x-rays or other diagnostic tests.
On the basis of the patient's condition and research, the physician should recommend treatment if it is needed.