Fatigue and Low Energy
More and more people are complaining of fatigue and low energy. We commonly hear patients explaining that they wake up tired after a full night of sleep, and then they rely on caffeine and sugar to push them through the day. This is a pattern that will lead to more severe health problems if not addressed properly. Unfortunately, there are few beneficial treatments and approaches that are offered to patients.
The most common causes of fatigue and low energy are nutrient deficiency or nutrient excess and hormonal imbalances.
What causes nutrient deficiency or nutrient excess?
Even if a person has a “good “ diet, they may not be utilizing all the nutrients properly. Poor digestion will not allow you to absorb nutrients and will cause deficiencies. Toxicity can also result, causing inflammation and poor utilization of nutrients. In turn, this can cause energy decline and fatigue.
What causes hormonal imbalances?
When your body is under stress (physical, emotional, mental, or chemical) it will respond by stimulating your adrenal glands to produce stress hormones, such as cortisol and adrenaline. In the short term, these hormones are very beneficial. They allow you to survive and overcome the specific stress you are under. However, when you are under prolonged stress, these hormones can begin to have very negative effects on your health. Some of these effects are:
• Low energy and fatigue
• Poor sleep
• Improper digestion
• Weakened immunity causing you to get sick more often
• Chronic inflammation
How are these problems addressed?
Through physical examination and lab work we can determine what the true causes are and most importantly how to fix or manage them. Using an individualized approach combining nutritional and medical approaches with physical interventions, we can ensure great results.
If you continue to have fatigue and low energy, we can help!
Call Advanced Healthcare of the Palm Beaches at 561-296-1715 to schedule a FREE consultation to learn about our suggestions for your symptoms!