Restore Healthy, Balanced Energy Levels

What is Fatigue?

Low energy is common from time to time due to the normal stressors of daily life, and usually resolves with rest, quality sleep, and stress management. Continual, unrelenting fatigue can be a sign of a larger health issue involving low thyroid and adrenal function, brain chemistry imbalances, chronic viral infections, anemia and sleep apnea.

Causes, Signs & Symptoms

  • Low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism, is a common cause of daily fatigue due to low levels of thyroid hormones that support energy production and metabolism.
  • Low adrenal function, with low cortisol levels, can also contribute to low energy.
  • Neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and epinephrine support both mental and physical energy. Low levels of serotonin may also cause depression and low energy.
  • Chronic viral infections, such as Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), can cause long term fatigue if not recognized and treated properly.
  • Anemia (low iron and/or ferritin) is a common cause of fatigue, especially in women with heavy menstrual cycles.
  • Sleep apnea causes disturbed, unrestful sleep which causes daytime fatigue.

How is Fatigue Diagnosed?

After a thorough intake with your doctor, you will work together to determine what testing is appropriate for your specific symptoms. Bloodwork is used to test for hypothyroidism, anemia, and EBV. We use a urine sample for neurotransmitter testing and a home test for sleep apnea.

How is Fatigue Treated?

Depending on the underlying cause, your treatment plan may include a combination of natural supplements, prescription medications, lifestyle modifications and medical devices. We have a variety of supportive services

Why Choose Spark Health?

Your providers at Spark Health work as a team to approach your health challenges from every angle. We understand that health and wellness have many physiological, mental and emotional components, and we offer individualized holistic treatment plans to reach your health and wellness goals. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Fatigue can describe as a lack of energy. Fatigue can cause a wide range of other physical, mental, and emotional signs.

There are numerous potential causes of fatigue including:

  • Low thyroid function, or hypothyroidism
  • Low adrenal function
  • Neurotransmitters like norepinephrine and epinephrine
  • Chronic viral infections
  • Sleep apnea

If your fatigue has continued despite trying to rest, reduce stress, choose healthy food, and drink plenty of fluids.

If a medical condition isn't causing your fatigue, lifestyle changes may improve your symptoms. To reduce fatigue, you can Practice good sleep habits, Eat a healthy diet, manage stress, and exercise often.

We evaluate physiological, mental and emotional components depending on the underlying cause, your treatment plan may include a combination of natural supplements, prescription medications, lifestyle modifications.

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