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What is fatigue?

Heidi Skolnik, MS
Sports Medicine

Sports medicine and nutrition specialist Heidi Skolnik explains the concept of fatigue. Watch Heidi Skolnik's video for tips and information on active nutrition.


Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness or not having enough energy that can have a negative impact on quality of life. There are two main types of fatigue: Acute fatigue is when you feel tired for a short time. Chronic fatigue is a feeling of tiredness that is always with you. It can also be a feeling of tiredness that comes and goes but never goes away completely.
Marcelle Pick
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Fatigue is a common complaint. In this video, nurse practitioner Marcelle Pick talks about how a fatigue diagnosis is made.

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