Fatigue

Rejuv Medical Louisville

Functional Medicine Specialist & Hormone Replacement Therapy located in Louisville, KY

Everyone has days where they simply feel drained and overwhelmed, but fatigue is different. For those in and around Louisville, Kentucky, John R Baird, MD, of Rejuv Medical Louisville offers outstanding diagnostic and treatment services for fatigue. If you find yourself chronically tired or have the sense that something is just not right, schedule a visit to explore potential causes. Requesting a visit takes just moments online or over the phone.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Most people think of fatigue as a sensation of being really tired. While feeling tired can certainly be a symptom of fatigue, the condition is far more involved. According to researchers, as many as 20% of Americans experience fatigue that interferes with their normal daily routines.

Some symptoms of fatigue include:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Blurry vision
  • Slow reflexes
  • Sleepiness
  • Aching muscles
  • Problems with short-term memory
  • Hallucinations
  • Lack of motivation
  • Impaired decision-making
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

If you notice these problems, schedule a visit with Dr. Baird at Rejuv Medical Louisville to look into potential causes and explore treatment options. Very often, your body will send you clear messages that something is amiss. Learn to listen to those cues and take action to protect your health.

What are some causes of fatigue?

Numerous things can cause fatigue, which is part of why the condition is so challenging to diagnose. Dr. Baird performs a thorough diagnostic exam and may order blood work or additional testing to get to the bottom of your symptoms.

Some common causes of fatigue include:

  • Sleep apnea
  • Anemia
  • Cancer
  • Emphysema
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Thyroid problems
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Kidney disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hormone imbalance

As you can see, many unrelated problems can lead to fatigue. Working with a skilled functional medicine physician is the best way to figure out what’s causing your symptoms and begin a path toward relief.

What are some ways to treat fatigue?

Dr. Baird shapes your treatment plan around the cause of your fatigue. Treating the underlying condition is often the best way to find relief.

For example, if rheumatoid arthritis is causing fatigue, treatments to reduce joint inflammation can also help you feel more rested and energized. Medications and physical therapy could be part of the process, as well as counseling to help you learn to live with RA and support healthy joint function.

Lifestyle modifications can also go a long way toward relieving fatigue. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of exercise, and finding ways to reduce stress can all help you feel healthy and balanced.

If a hormonal imbalance is to blame for your fatigue, Dr. Baird offers customized hormone replacement therapy that can help. Finding the right balance as you move through the phases of life can greatly enhance how you feel each day.

Dr. Baird at Rejuv Medical Louisville helps you move beyond fatigue and toward improved health and wellness. Begin the process today by calling or requesting an appointment online.