Fatigue is a pervasive feeling of tiredness that doesn’t go away even when you get enough rest. Certain lifestyle factors may make fatigue more likely, including:
Certain medical conditions can also cause fatigue. Some of these conditions include:
In some cases, you may have fatigue because of a combination of issues.
If you have fatigue, Dr. Ameerally begins by looking for the cause of your condition. Because fatigue can have so many possible causes, this can be a lengthy process for some patients. However, most patients eventually find out why they feel so tired.
Initially, Dr. Ameerally performs a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks specific questions about your lifestyle to look for the most likely cause of your fatigue. Depending on the information he gains during this part of the process, he may order tests to explore possible causes of fatigue. For example, he may order blood work to look for anemia or thyroid hormone imbalances.
After Dr. Ameerally has determined the cause of your fatigue, he recommends customized treatment options to improve your symptoms.
Many different treatments are available for patients with fatigue. Depending on the cause of your fatigue, you may feel better after making simple lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthier diet, exercising regularly, or avoiding alcohol. In other cases, Dr. Ameerally may need to prescribe medications or other treatments for specific conditions that cause fatigue.
If you follow all of Dr. Ameerally’s treatment recommendations and you still struggle with fatigue, Dr. Ameerally will work closely with you to look for other possible causes of your condition. For example, some patients have fatigue as a symptom of fibromyalgia, a complex condition that’s difficult to treat. Regardless of the cause of your fatigue or the difficulty of treatment, Dr. Ameerally will continue to work closely with you until you find a treatment program that works.
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