Fatigue, Growth retardation, Tired: 9 Possible Causes
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What causes fatigue, growth retardation and tired? 9 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Failure to Thrive

Your child may be diagnosed with failure to thrive if he or she falls below a healthy weight and shows signs of emotional underdevelopment. Typically, failure to thrive is discovered during a child's infant years. Idea...

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2

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)

Tetralogy of Fallot is a serious, congenital heart defect characterized by malformations of the heart and a bluish skin tone.

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3

Ventricular Septal Defects

A ventral septal defect (VSD) is a hole between the heart's lower chambers (ventricles). It can lead to difficulty breathing and pale or bluish skin, especially around the lips and fingernails.

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4

Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that results in excessive destruction of red blood cells (anemia). Symptoms depend on its severity, and can range from minor anemia to enlargement of organs or fetal death.

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5

Lactose Intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to break down lactose, a natural sugar. Learn about signs and treatment.

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6

Hookworm Infections

Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs. The first sign of infection is usually a rash where the parasite entered the skin, followed by diarrhea.

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7

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis causes severe damage to the respiratory and digestive systems. Learn about its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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8

Sickle Cell Anemia

Red blood cells are normally shaped like discs, which allows them to travel through blood vessels. Sickle cell disease causes sickle cells to be sickle-shaped.

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9

Celiac Disease (Gluten Intolerance)

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder caused by an immune reaction to gluten. Symptoms vary but can include arthritis, fatigue, and abdominal symptoms.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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