While low energy is not usually due to a serious disease, if it doesn’t diminish with enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment, it may be time to see a doctor.
What is low energy?
Low energy, also referred to as exhaustion or fatigue, happens to everyone from time to time. The cause of your low energy usually gets traced back to your daily habits. Low energy often results from:
- Poor diet, such as an overabundance of processed food, sugar, and fat and an inadequate amount of omega-3, vitamin D, and other nutrients.
- Poor sleep due to insomnia often brought on by age.
- Stress that keeps you up at night, often leads to depression
- Inactivity which leads to weakness of the muscles
When should you see a doctor about your low energy?
If your constant state of low energy impacts your emotional and psychological well-being, it’s important to have the medical professionals at Pasadena Pellet Therapy rule out any major medical issues. Some of the biggest culprits of low energy include:
- Certain prescription medications
- Chronic pain
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Thyroid gland issues
- Stress or Emotional Issues
Additionally, aging brings on changes that often lead to low energy. As the amount of hormones your body produces decreases, so too does your energy. Menopause for women and a decreasing testosterone level in men affect many parts of your life, including your energy level.
How is low energy treated?
The medical professionals at Pasadena Pellet Therapy begin by doing a thorough physical examination, including a discussion on your medical history and low energy symptoms. They also inquire about your lifestyle and feelings.
During your exam, the doctors pay special attention when assessing your heart, lymph nodes, thyroid, abdomen, and nervous system. Additionally, blood and urine tests on your kidneys, liver, and thyroid help rule out:
- Inflammatory diseases
- Low thyroid
- Possible infection
Treatment depends on the cause of your low energy. If hormonal changes are deemed the cause of your low energy, then the medical staff at Pasadena Pellet Therapy sets you up with bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are man-made replicas of the hormones your body makes, and they can help regulate your body’s hormonal processes.