Fatigue and Its Impact on Your Daily Life

Fatigue and Its Impact on Your Daily Life

Modern life can feel exhausting, especially when you’re juggling family, work, and a social life. But, if you constantly struggle with daytime fatigue, physical weakness, or brain fog, you shouldn’t ignore it.

As an experienced endocrinologist, Dr. Rohit Dwivedi sees patients on a regular basis who live with fatigue-causing conditions. If you have problems with sluggishness, drowsiness, or poor focus, Dr. Dwivedi recommends scheduling a comprehensive evaluation at the Sonoran Endocrinology office nearest you.

When fatigue isn’t normal

First, fatigue is very different from feeling tired or sleepy. Instead, fatigue disrupts daily life because it leaves you feeling drained and exhausted. In most cases, fatigue can leave you struggling to get up in the morning, go to work, and make it through the day. It’s also possible to have an overwhelming urge to sleep but not feel refreshed, even after resting.

Fatigue can also occur with other symptoms, such as:

Unfortunately, all of these symptoms can significantly impact your quality of life, interfering with your ability to work, care for yourself and others, and perform even the simplest of tasks. Fatigue can also impact your ability to think clearly, and put you at risk of falling or having car accidents.

Plus, chronic fatigue can negatively impact your mood, memory, communication, and relationships.

Conditions that cause fatigue

Sometimes, lifestyle behaviors alone, including poor diet or sleep habits, can lead to fatigue. In fact, 1 in 3 Americans doesn’t get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night. However, fatigue can also be due to an underlying disorder.

At Sonoran Endocrinology, Dr. Dwivedi understands the link between fatigue and health conditions, such as:

You can even experience fatigue caused by over-the-counter or prescription medications.

How to reclaim your life

Fortunately, you don't have to live with ongoing fatigue. As a leading endocrinologist, Dr. Dwivedi can help get to the bottom of the underlying cause of your symptoms. To help, he performs a comprehensive evaluation, reviews your symptoms, and conducts extensive testing and screenings to identify or rule out potential conditions.

After reaching a diagnosis, Dr. Dwivedi can help restore your energy levels, which also improves your mood and focus at the same time. Treatment plans depend on the underlying cause of your fatigue, but may include:

Dr. Dwivedi also offers recommendations for lifestyle changes that improve your health and sleep quality, such as getting more physical activity, creating a sleep schedule, watching your caffeine intake, and minimizing alcohol consumption.

Eliminating chronic fatigue doesn’t happen overnight, but with Dr. Dwivedi’s help, it can be a distant memory in no time. Find solutions for your ongoing fatigue by scheduling an appointment at one of our Sonoran Endocrinology offices in Surprise, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, and Prescott, Arizona.

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