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Fatigue services offered in Houston, TX

Fatigue is a symptom that can affect you at any age, whether it’s due to general exhaustion or an underlying medical condition. Low energy levels affect nearly every aspect of life.  Since the COVID pandemic, many individuals suffer from what is called long COVID.  It typically involves chronic fatigue and sometimes shortness of breath or other issues such as mental cloudiness or brain fog.  

At Balance Wellness Center in Houston, Texas, Ron Bryant, MD, and the team provide individualized treatment for fatigue from any underlying cause and can give you the personalized help you need. For more information on fatigue and managing it, call Balance Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online right away. 

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a symptom rather than a condition in itself. It can come from various problems involving your health and wellness. While it involves extreme tiredness, fatigue is not the same as feeling tired or exhausted after a particularly long or eventful day. 

If you have fatigue, it might also involve:

  • Physical weakness
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Physical exhaustion
  • Headache
  • Moodiness
  • Muscle aches
  • Trouble concentrating

Clearly, fatigue can easily lead to problems in your daily life. You might have trouble keeping up with work or school assignments, or you might struggle to maintain social relationships because of your fatigue and other symptoms that come with it. Fortunately, there are several ways you can address your fatigue and boost your energy. 

Why am I experiencing fatigue?

The team at Balance Wellness Center encourages you to schedule a visit if you experience fatigue so they can find out about any underlying conditions causing it. Identifying the cause of your fatigue is the first crucial step in treating the symptom. 

With a physical exam, medical history review, blood tests, and other strategies, the team at Balance Wellness Center may be able to make a diagnosis. Fatigue may be a sign of:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • A hormone imbalance
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Depression
  • Long COVID

Aside from medical conditions, you can also experience fatigue because of your lifestyle factors and behaviors. Sometimes fatigue comes from grief, too much or too little sleep, physical exertion, or too much caffeine use. 

How is fatigue treated?

The team at Balance Wellness Center identifies underlying causes of fatigue to the best of their ability. If they find that a particular medical condition causes your symptoms, they treat the underlying condition appropriately, such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for a hormone imbalance. If your fatigue is due to a medication, they might adjust or change the medication. 

You might also benefit from:

  • Improved nutrition
  • Natural supplements
  • More consistent sleep
  • More water consumption
  • More exercise
  • Relaxation and stress relief techniques like yoga
  • Less alcohol
  • Caffeine moderation
  • Streamlined medications

Your individualized treatment plan is unique to you and depends on why you experience fatigue. 

To find out how to resolve your fatigue, call Balance Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online right away.