Fatigue can affect every part of your life, putting work, relationships, mental wellness, and your very life at risk. For example, when fatigued, you’re three times as likely to have a motor vehicle accident. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, the leading integrative family medicine provider in Selma, Texas, offers personalized fatigue treatment to get you back to an active and well-rested life. Reach out by phone or through the online appointment maker.
Fatigue Q & A
What causes fatigue?
There is a multitude of possible causes of fatigue, including:
- Sleep apnea
- Poor sleep hygiene
- Untreated joint pain
- Adrenal fatigue
- Hormone imbalance
- Poor dietary habits
- Vitamin deficiencies
Another little-known possible cause of fatigue is mitochondrial dysfunction. Your mitochondria, a part of your body's cells, contain vital nutrients and enzymes that help you use food for energy.
Mitochondria essentially work like a battery to charge your cells. When your mitochondria don't get adequate fuel, they can't produce more mitochondria to keep your energy levels up.
It's normal to produce fewer mitochondria as you age, which can lead to fatigue. Poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, and other factors can contribute to mitochondria dysfunction, worsening your fatigue.
How do you diagnose the cause of fatigue?
Your provider carefully goes over your medical history, symptoms of fatigue, and current lifestyle habits to look for causes of fatigue. Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, has a laboratory on-site for quick diagnosis.
Through lab services like blood work, your provider can uncover the primary causes of your fatigue and formulate the most personalized treatment plan for you.
How can I fight fatigue effectively?
Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, takes an integrative approach to fatigue, using both traditional medicine and alternative treatments to help you recapture your normal activity levels.
After uncovering the reason for your fatigue, your provider can recommend what your body needs to overcome it. Some of the many treatments available include:
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- HOCATT™ Platinum Medical Sauna
- Intravenous (IV) therapy
- Nutritional supplements like MitoCORE
- Sleep supplements like melatonin
- Vitamin supplements such as vitamin B12 and vitamin D3
- Dietary changes - eating more non-GMO (non genetically modified) foods
- Osteopathic manipulation
Because everyone has an individual cause of fatigue, your recovery plan is specific to you. In many cases, people find that they get the best results with a combination of a few different types of therapies and treatments.
Without a doubt, fatigue can harm your productivity, happiness, and whole-body wellness. Fortunately, Total Health Primary Care, PLLC, has the key to recovery waiting for you. Learn how you can get back to your favorite activities by booking a consultation online or calling the office.