So, you are tired. Really tired. You may wake up and think, "how am I going to make it through this day". You may say no to social engagements because you cannot find the energy to connect with friends and family. Days when it was not so hard to exercise or play with your kids are a distant memory. If you have been like this for some time, you may have had some basic lab work and and been told you were normal. You know you are not. You know there is something wrong. You want answers. That is what we are here for.
Often times in conventional medicine we are told that fatigue is all in our head. It is frequent that our friends and family do not understand that this is a symptom. Fatigue is often looked at by others as a lack of motivation. At Medicine With Heart our entire team got into the medical field because of overcoming our own unique health issues and a desire to help others do the same. Most of us have suffered from severe fatigue when our health was not well. Often times people would say things such as "you just need to try harder".
So frequently society confuses chronic fatigue syndrome with lack of motivation in the world. This is simply not true. We have seen some extremely talented successful business men and women start underperforming at their job due to the level of fatigue. So while motivation can be an issue for some, if you feel extremely tired, you probably are.
To work with fatigue well, we really need to get to the reason behind WHY the fatigue exists to begin with. We can treat chronic fatigue and reverse it when we know the cause behind it. So let's look at some of the top root causes behind fatigue.
Top Causes of Fatigue
- Adrenal Problem
- Thyroid Disorder
- Nutrient Imbalances
- Chronic Hidden Infection
- Female/Male Hormone Imbalances
- Blood Sugar
- Cardiac Problems
- Mold Illness
- Stress and Perception of Stress
- Physical, Emotional and Mental Trauma
Our Approach to Working with Fatigue
As you can see above, there are many different reasons behind fatigue. We start by doing advanced lab tests (ones you have not already done and are different than what are done in conventional medicine). The tests let us know how many root causes you have and which ones they are. We analyze labs from an optimal perceptive. This means that if we run a thyroid test and it comes back "normal" by conventional standards, we may not see it as normal. This is because our lens is focused on optimal health. We often see thyroid levels that are normal by conventional standards but low by optimal standards.
Once we have all the information, we then put together treatment protocols for your unique picture. This may include food, lifestyle, herbs, and researched based supplements. Occasionally we will use pharmaceutical medicine, but this is not our predominant approach.
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