Generalized fatigue or exhaustion can be debilitating, leaving you with no energy, motivation, or concentration. Fortunately, Dr. Payum Abdarbashi and Dr. Dilip Anmangandla of Pacific MD in Woodland Hills and Agoura Hills, California, know how to get to the source of your fatigue and get you back to an active and healthy lifestyle.
Fatigue is different from simply feeling tired. When you’ve overdone it or not had enough sleep, you feel tired, but with a bit of rest, you’re back on track. Fatigue, however, is an overwhelming feeling of exhaustion that can leave you with no energy or motivation. It is an all-encompassing feeling of inertia that also affects your ability to concentrate. And, what most people with fatigue find most frustrating, is that it’s not helped or cured by rest or sleep.
Fatigue is caused by lifestyle factors and certain health conditions.
Lifestyle factors that can cause fatigue include:
If your fatigue is caused by lifestyle factors, it can be successfully treated by changing your behavior. While some behavior changes are easier than others, it’s worth exploring the many ways you can regain your energy and motivation by talking to your doctor.
Health conditions that can bring on fatigue include:
This list is by no means comprehensive as there are many other things that can cause fatigue, such as persistent pain or medical treatments like chemotherapy.
The best way to determine the cause of your fatigue is to make an appointment at Pacific MD so your doctor can perform an exam and run tests that will get to the source of your exhaustion.
Fatigue treatments are as varied as the causes. While lifestyle-induced fatigue can be corrected through a change in behaviors, fatigue due to medical conditions or the treatment of medical conditions is a different matter.
For example, chemotherapy can often lead to fatigue, or certain medications taken for unrelated conditions may make you drowsy. In these instances, your doctor can try new medications or give you recommendations to avoid the side effects.
For conditions where fatigue is simply a symptom, such as thyroid issues or anemia, your doctor treats the source in order to alleviate the fatigue.
Ultimately, seeking medical attention is the best way to go and your doctor can guide you in the right direction and get to the source of the problem.
At Pacific MD, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
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