It’s not always easy to determine what causes low energy, as many different factors can contribute to acute or chronic symptoms of fatigue. Sometimes, low energy is the result of an underlying medical condition; in other cases, it’s due to daily habits or lifestyle factors.
Some common causes of low energy are:
Some common medical conditions that might cause low energy are:
If you have an underlying medical condition combined with poor eating or lifestyle habits, you may experience even more symptoms of low energy.
Symptoms of low energy can be similar to symptoms of a mood disorder or another chronic condition. Some common symptoms are:
Low energy isn’t the same as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which is a condition characterized by consistently low energy over several months or years. If you have low energy but not CFS, you may experience bouts of unexplained lethargy or fatigue that alternate with periods of normal energy.
At Darien Integrative Medicine, it’s important for Dr. Doyle to understand the cause of your low energy before he treats it. Doing so might involve taking a comprehensive assessment of your medical history to determine the health of your hormones, diet, sleep habits, blood sugar, and many other factors.
Using both conventional treatments combined with alternative therapies, Dr. Doyle can create a plan that addresses your symptoms and resolves the underlying problems that contribute to low energy. In general, this might involve dietary recommendations, supplements, hormone therapy, or lifestyle adjustments that help to improve your sleep and eliminate stress.
No matter what your current energy level, Dr. Doyle can help you get back on the road to feeling like yourself again. To schedule an initial consultation, use the online booking system today.
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