The number one problem that I see in clinic

Fatigue is probably the number one problem that I see in clinic, while people often come to see me because they have hormonal issues, digestion problems or mood disorders the common theme with all these people is that they experience fatigue.

Symptoms Of Fatigue

  • Wake up tired
  • Have energy slumps in the day
  • Feel tired at night but can’t sleep
  • Crave sugar and carbohydrates
  • Have brain fog and trouble remembering things
  • Get overwhelmed by everyday activities
  • Struggle through the day

If this sounds like you then the next step is to address the cause to find out why you are feeling like this.

While many people want to have more energy the causes of low energy are equally wide and varied. Addressing the cause is the number one priority.

Causes of Fatigue

  • Anaemia
  • Mitochondrial problems (your cells battery)
  • Food intolerances
  • Adrenal issues
  • Parasite or bacterial infections
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Fatty acid oxidation
  • Thyroid problems
  • Depression
  • Poor diet
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)
  • Candida infection

Next Step

Pathology Testing: This can include an iron studies to identify anaemia, B12, folate, inflammatory markers, blood sugar markers and Vitamin D.

Thyroid Testing: Low thyroid is a common cause of fatigue and most doctors will only test TSH which is a poor indicator of low thyroid. At Planet Naturopath we test TSH, T4, T3, reverse T3 and thyroid antibodies.

Adrenal Testing: Low adrenal function is a common cause of fatigue and many other health problems, this is common these days with the many stressors in our lives.

Organic Acids Testing: It measures the function of the Citric Acid cycle, which is how your body makes energy! Each step of this process requires certain vitamins and nutrients and by identifying which aspects of the cycle are not working optimally we know what nutrients are needed. If you have fatigue issues this maybe the key to identifying why.

GI Map Stool Test: To identify any parasite, bacteria or candida infections, this test also measures your levels of good bacteria and absorption markers.

causes of fatigue

Not sure where to start?

Not too sure where to start!? If your not sure what the best testing options are for you, a good place to start is our hugely popular ‘Investigation Consultation’

Your 30 minute ‘‘Investigation Consultation’ is a deep dive into your health history, current health problems and planning session to work out the best testing options for you.

You will be emailed a report detailing the action steps you need to take.

So schedule your 30 minute in-depth Investigation Consultation today and discover the right testing option for you.

Act now and get the answers you need to put you on the right path towards a healthier and happier you.