Fatigue Specialist

Sonoran Endocrinology

Rohit Dwivedi, MD

Endocrinologist located in Surprise, AZ & Gilbert, AZ

Fatigue isn’t anything you should overlook since it’s often associated with chronic medical conditions. If you regularly have daytime drowsiness, poor focus, or sluggishness, contact Sonoran Endocrinology in Surprise, Gilbert, Lake Havasu City, or Prescott, Arizona, for an evaluation. As a board-certified endocrinologist, Rohit Dwivedi, MD, is able to conduct comprehensive labs to get to the root of your fatigue-causing condition, so you can restore your quality of life. Book your exam with Dr. Dwivedi online or by phone at your nearest office today.

Fatigue Q & A

What causes fatigue?

Feeling tired occasionally is common, especially if you’re managing work, family, and social obligations. But daily fatigue isn’t normal, and it can certainly lower your quality of life. Fatigue can be physical, as in feeling weak and tired, or it can be mental and lead to brain fog. 

If you experience fatigue on a regular basis, it might be linked to:

  • Obesity 
  • Anemia 
  • Diabetes 
  • Liver disease 
  • Sleep disorders
  • Thyroid disorder 
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Prescription or over-the-counter medications

It’s also possible that lifestyle choices, such as consuming too much caffeine or alcohol, are causing your ongoing fatigue issues. 

When should I see a doctor for fatigue?

Dr. Dwivedi is a leading endocrinologist who understands the underlying causes that lead to chronic fatigue. He encourages you to see him for an evaluation if you experience fatigue that is:

  • Sudden or severe
  • Associated with muscle weakness
  • Causing poor focus at work or school
  • Causing you to avoid enjoyable activities
  • Continuing for more than a couple of weeks

You should also have a comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Dwivedi if you have fatigue-related symptoms, such as mood swings, depression, or difficulty falling or staying asleep. 

Dr. Dwivedi conducts extensive testing and screenings to get to the root of your fatigue, so he can counsel you about effective treatment solutions. 

How does a doctor treat fatigue?

Once Dr. Dwivedi gets to the root of your fatigue, he designs a customized plan to treat the underlying condition. 

Fatigue won’t resolve overnight, although, with the help of Dr. Dwivedi, you should find that your energy levels, strength, moods, and focus improve over time. You may benefit from:

  • Changes in medications 
  • Diabetes management 
  • Weight management 
  • Dietary supplements 
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • Hormone therapy 

Dr. Dwivedi also educates you about lifestyle changes you can make to combat fatigue. For instance, avoiding caffeine after lunch, getting more physical activity, minimizing alcohol consumption, and sticking to a steady sleep schedule can all help resolve fatigue-related issues.

If you regularly feel fatigued, contact Rohit Dwivedi, MD, to get started on a diagnostic path and treatment plan. Book your fatigue evaluation online or by phone with your nearest clinic today.