Low Energy and Fatigue
Feeling low energy is a very common symptom in our society, much so that it’s often listed as a symptom, even though it may not be the primary reason why someone would be coming in for a naturopathic visit. My job is to figure out why you’re feeling this way. There are number of factors that can cause low energy, stemming from both internal biochemical imbalances or deficiencies as well as social and environmental factors. I often start with testing to make sure we’re not overlooking obvious deficiencies, such as iron deficiency anemia, and then work from there. My goals are focused on treatments that can treat and prevent further problems with low energy – many of our other symptoms we feel can be direct contributors to our fatigue. An example of this is digestive problems – if digestion isn’t working, how are we efficient extracting and absorbing the essential nutrients that are required for daily functioning?
Some contributors for low energy we can explore include
- Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies – iron, magnesium, vitamin D, Vitamin B12
- Adrenal fatigue
- Low thyroid/hypothyroidism
- Mood and mental health concerns
- Poor sleep