Symptom: Lethargy


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Lethargy: Feeling tired or sluggish
Introduction: Lethargy is a fairly imprecise description of the feeling or slowness, sluggishness, tiredness, or lack of energy. Lethargy in common usage may mean many things, including fatigue, drowsiness (sleepiness), lethargy, tiredness, malaise, listlessness, or weakness (including muscular weakness). The causes of these other similar symptoms also need to be investigated in researching a symptom of lethargy. Nevertheless, any type of lethargy symptom can indicate a serious medical condition and needs prompt medical investigation.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Lethargy:
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Lethargy (36 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Lethargy: fatigue (232), malaise (61), drowsiness (51), prostration (16), listlessness (6), weakness (227), tired (73), sleepiness (51)
    Lethargy type of: Fatigue (232)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Conditions listing symptoms: Lethargy: The following list of conditions have 'Lethargy' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis ... lethargy
  • Acute kidney failure ... lethargy
  • Addison's Disease ... lethargy
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases ... sluggishness

    B

  • Bipolar disorder ... sluggishness
  • Bronchiolitis ... lethargic

    C

  • Chagas disease ... lethargy
  • Chronic kidney failure ... lethargy
  • Constipation ... feeling sluggish

    D

  • Depression ... sluggishness
  • Depressive disorders ... sluggishness
  • Dysthymia ... sluggishness

    E

  • Enterocolitis ... sluggishness

    G

  • Gastritis ... lethargy

    H

  • Hepatitis ... lethargy
  • Hydrocephalus ... lethargy
  • Hypothyroidism ... sluggishness

    J

  • Jaundice ... lethargy

    L

  • Lactic Acidosis ... Lethargy
  • Lassa fever ... lethargy

    M

  • Meningitis ... lethargy
  • Meningococcal disease ... lethargy
  • Menopause ... lethargy
  • Mountain sickness ... lethargy
  • Myxedema ... lethargy

    N

  • Neuroblastoma ... lethargy
  • Nocardiosis ... lethargy

    O

  • Opsoclonus Myoclonus ... lethargy

    P

  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis ... lethargy

    R

  • Reye's Syndrome ... lethargy

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... sluggishness
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome ... lethargy
  • Shock ... lethargy

    T

  • Thyroid disorders ... sluggishness
  • Tick paralysis ... lethargy

    V

  • Viral meningitis ... lethargy


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