Fatigue Specialist

Optimal Performance Medicine -  - Internal Medicine

Optimal Performance Medicine

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Woodstock, GA

Do you feel chronically exhausted? Do you difficulty finding the motivation to get to work or spend time with friends or family? Fatigue is a common problem, but if it affects your daily activities, Michael Skardasis, MD, and his team at Optimal Performance Medicine in Woodstock, Georgia, can help. Call the office today or request an appointment online to get the answers you seek and the right treatment for your fatigue.

Fatigue

What is fatigue?

Fatigue refers to an overall lack of energy or extreme tiredness. It’s not just feeling tired because you didn’t get enough sleep, but a type of exhaustion that causes you to lose all of your motivation.


In most cases, fatigue is a symptom of an underlying health issue. The team at Optimal Performance Medicine focuses on creating health, not treating sickness. When you come in with concerns about your energy levels, your specialist works closely with you to find the underlying cause so you get the most effective treatment that helps restore your energy and motivation.

What causes fatigue?

Your fatigue may develop from any number of causes, ranging from physical to mental to lifestyle choices.


Common causes of fatigue include:


  • Lack of quality sleep
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Poor nutrition
  • Overexertion
  • Lack of physical activity


Understanding the cause of your fatigue helps you and your specialist at Optimal Performance Medicine create a plan that both helps resolve your fatigue and prevent a recurrence.

What treatments help fatigue?

Your specialist at Optimal Performance Medicine creates a personalized treatment plan for your fatigue based on the underlying cause. For example, if your diabetes affects your energy levels, your specialist offers treatments geared toward helping you better manage your diabetes for improved energy and health.


The team at Optimal Performance Medicine also has a keen understanding of the power good nutrition has on your health and energy. Your specialist works with you to help you make changes to your diet that improve energy. Regular exercise is an important part of any good health program, and can also help you shake fatigue.


The team at Optimal Performance Medicine also offers intravenous (IV) hydration therapy and B12 injections to help fight off fatigue and restore health. The internal medicine practice uses the Myer’s cocktail, a blend of fluids and nutrients, to treat a number of health conditions that lead to fatigue, including depression and fibromyalgia. A vitamin B12 injection may also give you a quick boost of energy.


The demands of life take a toll on your health and energy levels. If you feel fatigued and don’t know why, call the team at Optimal Performance Medicine or book an appointment online to schedule a consultation and get answers to your health concerns.