Low Energy (men and women)
While low energy is not usually due to a serious disease, if it doesn’t diminish despite adequate sleep, good nutrition, and a low-stress environment, it may be time to see a doctor.
What is low energy?
Low energy, also referred to as chronic exhaustion or fatigue, happens to everyone from time to time. The cause of your low energy often gets traced back to your daily habits.
Low energy can result from:
- Poor diet, such as an overabundance of processed food, sugar, carbs and fat
- Low intake of fruits, vegetables, and fiber
- Inadequate nutrients such as low omega-3, vitamins B and D, and other nutrients.
- Poor sleep or insomnia - there are many causes
- Chronic Stress - leading to anxiety or depression (or both)
- Inactivity or lack of exercise - which can lead 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 major medical causes of low energy include:
- Stress, Anxiety or other Emotional Issues
- Some Prescription Medication
- Chronic pain
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Thyroid problems
- Male or Female hormone deficiencies or imbalance
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 History and Physical examination, including a discussion of 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 hormones, kidneys, liver, and thyroid help rule out:
- Inflammatory diseases
- Low thyroid
- Adrenal issues
- Hormone deficiencies
- 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 can set you up with bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are synthetic replicas of the hormones your body makes, and they can help regulate your body’s hormonal processes.