As we go about our busy routines, becoming exhausted is inevitable. Running errands, sitting in traffic, and going to work can take a toll, but excessive fatigue is a way of life for some people, regardless of how full their calendar is. Chronic fatigue can be debilitating and can wreak havoc on your quality of life. Still, our team of Functional Medicine experts has many strategies that can help restore your energy and support your quality of life.
Here are a few possible culprits for your low energy levels and how we can help.
Our hormones play an essential role in our bodies. Their responsibilities include metabolizing our food, handling our sexual function, regulating our mood, and others. When our hormones get out of balance, it can have far-reaching consequences. For instance, a calling card of out-of-balance hormones is sleep disruption. 5 hormones that aid sleep regulation is progesterone, testosterone, estrogen, melatonin, and serotonin. When one or more of these hormones fluctuate, your sleep can be thrown off, leaving you groggy.
We all try out best to maintain healthy eating habits, but it can be challenging. The food we put in our bodies plays a pivotal role in our energy levels. A diet full of processed carbohydrates, refined sugars, and unhealthy fats can quickly lead to symptoms of chronic fatigue. Also, some experts believe that unhealthy food causes inflammation, leading to symptoms consistent with chronic fatigue.
Lack of Physical Activity
When you’re tired, getting exercise can fall far down on the list of things you want. While this sentiment is understandable, it is crucial to understand that physical activity is vital to your well-being. Physical activity helps to move oxygen and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body, helping ensure your organs get the essential tools they need to perform their best. Our bodies don’t perform as efficiently as they should without exercise, leaving us perpetually tired.
Although there are many causes of chronic fatigue, our office has many natural and innovative to help your feel your best. We work hard to find the underlying cause of your condition and aim to address it at the source, not merely treat the symptoms. Some of the strategies we use include
- Nutritional Counseling
- Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
- IV Nutritional Therapy
- And many more
The first step in finding the best treatment for you is scheduling a consultation with our Kansas City office. Call us today at 816-673-1230.
Are you ready to restore your life?
Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Kansas City, MO who serves patients in the surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.