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Fatigue

Fatigue is a feeling of debilitating tiredness and lack of energy. It is a symptom rather than a specific disease or disorder. It can severely impact a person’s quality of life and can become chronic in some cases.

 

Heidi has had years of experience helping people recover from fatigue and regain their energy and quality of life. Naturopathic treatment would involve targeting the contributing causes of the fatigue in each case. Factors that can contribute to the incidence of fatigue can include the following:

Nutritional causes
  • Nutritionally deficient diet

  • Anaemia (iron, folic acid and/or B12)

  • B-complex deficiencies

  • Nutrient malabsorption

Metabolic causes
  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome 

  • Chronic pain

  • Inflammatory bowel disorders such as Coeliac disease, Chron's Disease

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Cardiovascular disease

Psychological causes
  • Stress

  • Insomnia

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

Hormonal causes
  • Fatigued adrenal glands

  • Addisons Disease

  • Clinical or sub-clinical hypothyroidism

  • Hypoglycaemia, blood sugar dysregulation and/ or diabetes

Immunological causes
  • Recent respiratory or gastrointestinal infection-particularly viral infections such
    as glandular fever (EBV) and cytomegalovirus (CMV)

  • Autoimmune disorders such as SLE, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

  • Bowel toxicity and dysbiosis

  • Food intolerances

Environmental causes
  • Environmental contaminants
    or pollutants

  • Toxic disorders such as lead or
    mercury poisoning

  • Medications such as sleeping pills,
    blood pressure medications and
    anti- depressants

  • Liver toxicity

Book an appointment with Heidi to address your fatigue and regain your energy today.