Why You Might Be Suffering With Fatigue

Why You Might Be Suffering With Fatigue

How many mornings have you woken up and felt like you already needed a nap? How long has it been since you got through a full day’s work without dragging your feet?

You’re not alone. Millions of Americans are also struggling under the weight of fatigue — and many don’t know where to turn for help. 

Fortunately for patients in the Woodstock, Georgia, area, Dr. Michael Skardasis and our team at Optimal Performance Medicine have everything you need to understand and overcome chronic fatigue. Here’s a closer look at why you feel so run down and how we can help you bounce back. 

Fatigue vs. tiredness

Staying out too late, jet-setting around the globe, and slugging through a tough week at work are temporary life circumstances bound to wear you out and make you feel tired

Fatigue is something different. We say you’re fatigued when you experience a persistent lack of energy that affects your daily life and your physical and emotional health. 

If you identify with the definition of fatigue, it’s time to get to the bottom of your energy problem. Here are some of the most common causes of fatigue. 

You’re not getting enough sleep

Sleep is one of your body’s greatest assets. Virtually every facet of your well-being resets while you catch your Z’s, including your internal battery pack. Without proper rest, your days could be plagued by fatigue. 

Your diet is lacking

Both how and what you eat impact your energy. If you’re stuck in a fast food cycle, you’re tempted by second or third helpings, or you skip meals entirely, your energy levels could be paying the price. 

If you want to feel more energized, make sure you’re eating proper portions of foods rich in iron, B vitamins, vitamin D, vitamin C, and magnesium. 

You’re not moving enough

Or you’re moving too much. Both overdoing it at the gym and living life as a couch potato directly affect your energy levels. Talk to us about your workout routine, or lack thereof, and we can help you make the necessary adjustments. 

Your mental and emotional health is suffering

There’s a direct link between your mental and emotional health and physical health; your energy levels are usually the first to take the hit. If you have chronic stress, depression, or anxiety, chances are you’re also dealing with fatigue. 

You have an underlying medical condition

Some health conditions — such as hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, diabetes, and arthritis — can contribute to chronic fatigue. Dr. Skardasis has experience treating these and other energy-sucking conditions and can help you find natural ways to manage them. 

Our approach to fatigue

We take a holistic approach, meaning that we never treat a symptom as a standalone issue. Instead, we investigate underlying causes and create treatment plans that involve your strategies to reduce symptoms and improve your whole health. 

That’s why your fatigue plan won’t include quick fixes. It’ll look something more like the following:

We can help you feel like yourself again. If you’re ready to step out of the haze of daily fatigue and get a personalized treatment plan, call Optimal Performance Medicine to schedule an appointment or use our convenient online booking.


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