It seems like these days we are all constantly tired. It actually is not supposed to be that way! If you are experiencing unexplained muscle aches and weakness, memory issues, brain fog, dizziness, irritability, anxiety, and/or generally just feeling exhausted, you may be fatigued.
How Does Dr. Meagan Purdy Address Fatigue?
Fatigue is not a primary disease, meaning it stems from another source. Fatigue can be caused by insufficient or improper sleep, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal dysregulation, anxiety, or even food intolerances. These days, it is almost always a combination of all of the above. Dr. Purdy will help you explore the cause of your fatigue based on your symptoms, medical history, and maybe a few labs.
Once the primary source of fatigue is identified, we will go to work together to repair it from the source. This will likely involve some natural hormone repair. Cortisol, adrenaline, melatonin, and thyroid hormone are often the primary offenders in this category. They each should be working in unison for you to feel your absolute best. If one hormone strays, they all inevitably follow creating a cascade that leads to you feeling like your eyelids weigh 1000 pounds during your morning meeting. Treating this dysregulation will involve some sort of nutritional intervention and likely some herbal hormone regulators.
When Should I Come In?
- If you are feeling tired or down more than two days per week
- If you feel like your energy level takes significant dips throughout the day
- If you feel like your lack of energy influences your social or your sex life
- If you wake feeling exhausted after a full night of sleep