Occasional fatigue is common, whether due to working overtime or an intense bout of exercise. But, if fatigue lingers or is more severe than usual, you may start to worry that something is wrong.
In this article, we’ll go through the signs that your fatigue may require medical attention.
When To Worry About Fatigue
As a general rule of thumb, if your fatigue persists for longer than a week or two, you should schedule an appointment with your physician. Fatigue that lasts this long could indicate an underlying problem that will benefit from medical intervention.
Additionally, you should consider talking to your doctor about fatigue that:
- Gets gradually worse over time
- Is joined by other symptoms, such as loss of appetite, fever, or difficulty catching your breath
- Occurs after waking up despite getting a full night of sleep
- Is joined by a lack of motivation to do normal activities
- Makes it difficult to do tasks that are normally easy for you
Integrative Treatment Options For Fatigue
Patients suffering from lasting fatigue may benefit from various integrative and alternative therapies, such as:
- IV therapy
IV therapy delivers potent doses of nutrients that your body needs for consistent energy levels, such as vitamins C and B12. By sending these nutrients directly to your bloodstream, IV therapy can provide fast relief from lingering fatigue.
- Supplements and dietary changes
Similarly to IV therapy, supplements and dietary changes can give your body the nutrients that it needs for energy production. The physicians at our clinic can provide personalized dietary recommendations for your needs.
A high toxic load may contribute to fatigue by overloading your system. A detox program from The Center For Natural & Integrative Medicine can help you overcome fatigue caused by toxin accumulation.
- Hormone therapy
If your fatigue is stemming from a hormonal imbalance, hormone therapy could help restore your energy levels. This treatment option may be particularly helpful for adults experiencing fatigue due to depleting levels of estrogen or testosterone in older age. Cortisol, DHEA as well as an imbalance in thyroid levels can also leave you feeling low, depressed and unenergetic.
We delve deeper to find and correct imbalances by using specialized comprehensive testing and then tailor a personalized treatment plan.
Contact The Center For Natural & Integrative Therapy today to schedule an appointment today.