Dr Debbie Smith, Plettenberg bay, Garden route, Bryanston

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue is most of the most common conditions on the rise in modern society. Understanding and treating the root cause is of utmost importance to have success in treating this condition. Many of my patients have been prescribed conventional anti-depressants for this condition as one of the symptoms are low mood but with little improvement on their conditions. Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to fatigue. The mitochondria are litttle ‘power-houses’ in the cells that makes energy.

Common symtoms of fatigue:

        • Poor sleep / no sleep at all
        • Feeling overwhelmed by life
        • Failing to concentrate/focus
        • Menstrual cycle is off
        • Being unable to cope normally with stress
        • Your gut/digestion is off
        • Feeling groggy
        • Your body is puffy and sore
        • Thyroid issues
        • Brain fog

Some uncommon symptoms of chronic fatigue linked to stress:

      1. Dizzy when quickly getting up
      2. Salt cravings
      3. Easy bruising
      4. Depression
      5. Food allergies
      6. Inflammation

I will list a few but these are not the only underlying conditions that affect fatigue

      1. Sluggish thyroid
      2. Blood sugar imbalance
      3. Vitamin D deficiency
      4. Low iron levels
      5. Sluggish liver
      6. Poor digestive health
      7. Chronic fatigue / burnout / continuous stress
      8. Vitamin and mineral deficiency
      9. Chronic toxins
      10. Food sensitivities
      11. Chronic viral infections

In our practice, our paramount focus lies in unraveling the intricate layers of chronic fatigue by identifying and addressing its root cause. By adopting a holistic perspective, we aim to provide personalised and effective solutions that extend beyond mere symptom management.

Understanding the Impact of Stress:

Explore a detailed 13-minute video elucidating how stress negatively influences the body. This insightful resource delves into the intricate ways in which stress manifests and affects overall well-being.

Embark on the journey toward understanding and conquering chronic fatigue as we navigate the multifaceted terrain of its origins and pave the way for lasting relief and renewed vitality.

The content on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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