Family Medicine Practice located in Spring Hill, FL
Feeling tired all the time isn’t normal, and you don’t have to live with chronic fatigue. At Central Clinic in Spring Hill, Florida, board-certified family medicine physician Poonam Malhotra, MD, can diagnose and treat the underlying cause of fatigue to help you feel better and improve your quality of life. If you have long-lasting fatigue and desire relief, schedule an appointment by phone or online today.
What is fatigue?
Fatigue is a feeling of being tired. Most people feel tired from time to time, but chronic long-lasting fatigue can indicate an underlying medical problem requiring treatment. If you have fatigue that’s severe or doesn’t subside on its own, you may have chronic fatigue.
What causes fatigue?
Numerous conditions can cause fatigue, including:
- Depression, stress, or anxiety
- Alcohol or drug use
- Overweight or obesity
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Too much or too little exercise
- Sleep insufficiency
- Unhealthy eating habits
- Certain medications
- Hormone imbalances
- A concussion
- Chronic pain
- Other medical problems
Finding the root cause of fatigue helps Dr. Malhotra develop the most appropriate treatment plan to boost your energy and improve your quality of life.
How is fatigue diagnosed?
To find out what’s causing your tiredness, Dr. Malhotra checks your weight, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs. She reviews your medical history by asking about your symptoms, past medical diagnoses, family medical history, and any medications you take.
Dr. Malhotra might recommend you complete a mental health assessment, blood tests, urine tests, or imaging procedures to detect medical problems associated with fatigue.
What are the treatment options for fatigue?
Your treatment plan for fatigue depends on what’s causing it and your health history. Dr. Malhotra might recommend:
Lifestyle changes to reduce fatigue might include eating healthier foods, getting regular exercise, reducing alcohol, not smoking, and getting more high-quality sleep.
Taking certain dietary supplements, such as vitamin or mineral supplements for nutritional deficiencies, helps keep your energy levels high.
If you have a thyroid problem or other chronic condition, Dr. Malhotra might suggest you take medications to better manage your disease and reduce tiredness.
Hormone replacement therapy
A hormone imbalance like low estrogen or low testosterone is a common cause of fatigue. Hormone replacement therapy can normalize your levels to help you gain energy.
Medical weight loss
Being overweight or obese can drain your energy. Medical weight loss at Central Clinic can make you feel better and lower your risk of disease.
Don’t live with chronic fatigue that diminishes your quality of life. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Central Clinic over the phone or online today to find relief.