Functional Medicine for Fatigue

If you’re feeling tired all the time and find yourself wanting to snooze more than usual, Functional Medicine and clinical nutrition can help restore your energy by understanding the underlying issues that cause fatigue.

Exhaustion and low energy are often a result of what’s happening on the inside, or sometimes, the lack of what’s happening. Fatigue is an early communication signal from the body that something is amiss, but the causes of fatigue vary greatly.

Fatigue Symptoms:

  • feeling weak
  • constantly tired
  • lack of energy.
  • weight loss or weight gain
  • chest pain and shortness of breath
  • vomiting and diarrhea
  • fevers and chills
  • muscle weakness or pain
  • anxiety and depression.

While it’s normal to slow down or feel overworked on occasion, fatigue can be your bodies way of communicating a warning signal that something further needs to be identified.  Our functional medicine doctors know what is functional medicine, and can offer comprehensive fatigue treatment for patients seeking help with everything from general or mild fatigue to the causes of severe fatigue syndrome.

Causes of Fatigue:

  • Systematic illness, such as Hypothyroidism, Lyme Disease, Adrenal Fatigue, Asthma, Diabetes, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Infections, and Heart Disease.
  • Diet imbalances and micronutrient deficiencies.
  • Lifestyle factors including levels stress and physical activity
  • Medication. Certain medications may cause fatigue as a side effect.

Fatigue treatment varies by individual basis, but includes thorough diagnostic testing for medical issues and a comprehensive evaluation of your lifestyle and diet. Understanding the role of nutrition and micronutrients in your battle against fatigue is a critical component towards your bodies recovery.

Functional Nutrtion for Fatigue Treatment

As an evolution in health care, Functional Medicine for fatigue treatment focuses on the whole treatment of a person’s health, not just the abstract symptoms or isolated disease. Our providers are trained to look at the core systems at work in your body to ensure that we treat the most fundamental aspects of your health.

Our top-rated team of doctors and dietitians seek out the specific causes that can help you get rid of fatigue and are unique to the footprint of your health. They help patients find successful treatment plans for difficult problems through clinical assessments to discuss current health concerns, and will work with you on a go-forward plan.

If you or someone you know is suffering from fatigue-related symptoms and is wanting to know the root cause of fatigue, visit us to schedule an appointment or call, 773.598.4387.

Doctors & Dietitians

Barbie Allegretti Functional Medicine Chicago Dr. Barbie Allegretti, DC Functional Medicine & Clinical Nutrition
Dr. Katelyn Intres-Giancola, D.C., MS, CNS Functional Medicine & Clinical Nutrition

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