How Tired Is Too Tired
We all struggle with knowing if our level of tiredness is enough to warrant medical attention. In a society where we are constantly comparing ourselves to other people it’s easy to second guess our experience…and facebook isn’t helping. Fatigue is a persistent, subjective sense of physical, emotional, and/or cognitive exhaustion that notably impacts your quality of life and daily desired functioning. In other words, if you’re thinking about being tired on most or all days — there is likely a problem.
Building Resolve Only to Be Knocked Down by the Conventional Model
Many people experiencing fatigue will either suffer quietly. Others will gather their strength to see a physician only to be told that “everything is normal.” This lack of validation restarts the doubt: was it all in their heads? And yet, they still feel a pervasive sense that they don’t know how they will finish their work, manage the house, take care of their kids, and somehow still brush their teeth!
An alternative? Look under the hood!
At DCIM we take a deep dive into the mechanics of your body’s function. Some of the more nuanced considerations when looking at root causes for fatigue include:
- Macro or Micronutrient deficiencies
- Adrenal Imbalances or “Adrenal Fatigue”
- Sex Hormone Irregularities
- Mitochondrial Stress
- Sleep Disorders
- Autonomic Dysfunction
- Thyroid Imbalances
- Environmental Toxins
One or many of these may be playing a role in your tiredness. Let’s put the hum back in your engine. We are here to help.
© District Center for Integrative Medicine 2019