What is a fatigue?

Crohn's disease - ulcerative colitis - fatigueFatigue can be a very debilitating symptom in Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis. The term refers to a strong exhaustion and fatigue that goes beyond normal levels.

Fatigue can severely limit everyday and professional life. Even social contacts may suffer. Sometimes even the simplest daily routine activities are no longer possible. Last but not least, fatigue can also influence mood.

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It is one of the main triggers for depressed mood in the context of chronic inflammatory bowel disease.

In some people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, this fatigue syndrome occurs before the onset of an acute episode. In these cases, fatigue is a warning sign of an imminent impulse.

If you suffer from severe fatigue and exhaustion, you should discuss this with your doctor. Together, you can search for the cause and a solution to the problem.

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Author: Dr. med. Anne-Kristin Schulze