Fatigue and Tiredness – Why and What Can I Do?

Can’t get past that two o’clock slump? Feel wiped out or wake up tired? Sounds like you are one of the many Americans suffering from fatigue. Nearly all people get tired or overworked at some point. This temporary fatigue usually has a cause you can identify and can be resolved. But persistent tiredness lasts longer, is more intense, and is not solved by rest. Over time it reduces your energy, motivation, mood, and ability to concentrate.

33% of patients that see their primary care provider complain of fatigue. In our practice, this statistic tends to be even higher. But how has this impacted society?

The Adverse Effects of Mental Exhaustion

Most of the time fatigue can be traced to one or more lifestyle habits, often diet or inactivity-related. But other times it can be a symptom of an underlying health condition. The common causes overlap amongst different age groups, but it can be helpful to be aware of the most common reasons affecting individuals in their age group.

In young adults, from ages 18-30, dietary reasons lead the way. This is followed by imbalanced lifestyle factors, and finally underlying medical conditions.

As people hit age 30, adult responsibilities dominate and involve even more multitasking. The toll of previously unhealthy habits are now catching up and showing signs.

Common causes of fatigue affecting those 30-50 years of age

As a person becomes over 50 years of age, fatigue becomes an even more common complaint. Later in life, we call it anergia. This can affect the physical and cognitive performance of an individual.

Common causes of anergia in this age bracket

At Qvita Health and Wellness, we offer a comprehensive evaluation to help you identify your medical risk factors and causes of fatigue. We take the time needed to listen to each patient’s concerns and then formulate a customized plan. Testing may include lab work, allergy testing, checking for food intolerances, and ruling out other medical conditions.

Once an individualized evaluation is completed, a treatment plan is formulated. The goal is to treat a problem, educate about lifestyle factors that need modifying, and offer medical and alternative options. We work together with each patient to help him or her navigate through the process of healing. Some in-office options that we offer include IV Vitamin Infusions, Vitamin Injections, and our own natural and certified line of supplements as featured on ABC’s Tampa Bay Morning Blend. We also offer a medical weight loss plan with a clinically proven and safe diet. For those in chronic pain with muscle tension from stress, we offer homeopathic trigger point injections that are safe, effective, and FDA approved.

All of the services that we offer are designed to allow the patient to experience a more optimal life and to sustain an energy level on a daily basis to maximize their potential.

Peggy Demetriou, FNP, APRN-BC Founder and CEO of Qvita Health and Wellness.

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