Fatigue and MitoFact Sheet Page
Fatigue is a symptom that varies from person to person and can’t easily be seen from the outside. It’s a common symptom in people diagnosed with mitochondrial disease (mito), and can contribute to feelings of loneliness and frustration. To find out what might be contributing to fatigue, doctors can do blood tests, check for sleep problems, heart and lung issues and refer you to other specialists. When managing fatigue, it’s important to reduce stress, drink enough water, avoid too much caffeine and alcohol, do relaxing activities, and talk to others about fatigue.