As women, we are the wearers of many hats in our personal and professional lives — juggling the demands of work, childcare, groceries, household chores, etc. So much so that we’ve earned ourselves the reputation of being master multi-taskers. But at the end of the day, we don’t have superpowers. We are only humans doing the best we can. And trying to take on the world day after day has a tendency to wear us down physically, mentally and emotionally.
Bearing this in mind, it should come as no surprise that studies conducted in the last 10 years revealed that fatigue is one of women’s top five health concerns. Beyond that, as many as 45% of women experience fatigue resulting from stress. There’s a lot of talk about self-care and not a lot of actually making it a priority. At Omnia Health, we’ve seen countless patients overwhelmed by fatigue and the additional health issues that surface as a result.
In addition to constantly feeling tired and weak, symptoms of chronic fatigue are likely to include one or more of the following:
- Sensitivity to light
- Tender lymph nodes
- Muscle and joint pain
- Lack of concentration
If you’re someone who is experiencing any of these symptoms, you need to ask yourself why this might be happening. Is it due to lack of sleep? Poor nutrition? Too much stress? Not enough exercise? Or a medical condition?
The number one priority should be to eliminate the possibility of a medical condition. Ones that are commonly related to fatigue include anemia, a thyroid imbalance, adrenal insufficiency, or some type of deficiency.
The Ideal Partner For Achieving Optimal Health
When you choose to work with Omnia Health, there are many noticeable benefits, starting with the fact that we are Functional Medicine experts. This means we relate to the way in which something works or operates. And at the same time, we focus on practicality and usefulness rather than aesthetics. The combination of these two components results in the personalized, effective solutions we are able to provide to our patients.
Maintaining a commitment to functionality, we focus on determining the way in which your body is working. This is crucial in receiving proper healthcare since the cause of any problem must be identified before a remedy can be prescribed.
The first step in our Comprehensive Care Program is an initial consultation. During this 60-minute conversation, we take the time to review your medical history, discuss your current concerns, and identify your future goals. At the end of this meeting, we will schedule labs with our experienced phlebotomist. This testing is complete, detailed, and relevant to determining any potential underlying issues — and it is a pivotal step that is often overlooked by many healthcare providers in mainstream western medicine.
When dealing with chronic fatigue, you need to take the necessary steps to ensure it doesn’t impact your overall health and wellness. Once you’ve had the proper testing done and eliminated any potential medical issues, it may be a good idea to consider making some lifestyle changes.
Re-evaluating Your Routine
In addition to the somewhat obvious factor of getting enough sleep, there are other elements that directly impact your energy level. It’s important to provide your body with a balanced, nutritious diet. Eating plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat proteins that are rich in vitamins can help to eliminate unwanted fatigue.
It’s also important to make a habit of exercising, ideally 4 or 5 times a week. A study at the University of Georgia in Athens found that when sedentary individuals began to exercise regularly, their level of energy improved. So whether it’s going for a walk outside, attending a group fitness class or giving yoga a try — find something that makes you feel good.
The moral of the fatigue is: As busy and demanding as life can be, it’s crucial to prioritize your health. Prolonged stress and unhealthy lifestyle habits can cause physical and emotional exhaustion. So, take the first step toward leading a healthier, more energetic life and choose to work with Omnia Health.
Schedule your FREE consultation today.