Chronic Fatigue in Cary NC
Chronic Fatigue in Cary NC can have many causes but the primary role of the digestive system – to nourish and detoxify – is the most common cause in our experience. Your body (and especially your mind) needs to be fed and to have its waste removed. Many of the body’s systems assist in these essential functions but none is more important than the digestive system. There are tests that can help us identify where your breakdowns are.
Chronic Fatigue in Cary NC is perhaps the most ubiquitous and non-specific health complaint. Nearly every disease known to man can cause fatigue. This represents a significant challenge to individuals and their health care providers when fatigue is the primary symptom. If further signs and symptoms or laboratory evidence do not shed light on a cause, this can leave patients and doctors adrift in a sea of potential problems and solutions with no direction to sail. Yet, fatigue can cause a major decrease in quality of life and can be an early sign of serious illness. Fatigue itself will interfere in the practice of healthy behaviors such as exercise, healthy cooking, and social activities and makes navigating life’s inherent day-to-day challenges more difficult if not impossible. Getting to the root of the issue is possible though when the correct tools are utilized.
Fatigue can be divided into a few general categories even though most fatigue involves aspects of multiple categories: insufficient energy production, increased energy expenditure, insufficient sleep, intoxication, infection, organ failure/dysfunction, and altered perception. Standard medical treatment for Chronic Fatigue in Cary NC is to screen for common markers of disease. If nothing turns up, a doctor may tell you that there is nothing wrong or offer an antidepressant drug, even without further evidence of depression. Well, feeling tired all the time IS something wrong and just because a cursory evaluation did not reveal a cause does not mean it is not. In this scenario, a more thorough investigation is called for, one that analyses the full history of an issue, tests multiple metabolic points of data, and incorporates a holistic approach. Even if such an investigation does not produce a smoking gun, the absence of a diagnosed disease state in no way prevents us from nurturing the many aspects of health. There is always something to be improved and we work with our patients over time to determine what works best for them.