Low Energy | Chronic Fatique
Low Testosterone | Low Estrogen | Insomnia | Depression
Are you struggling to get through the day? Finding that any activity or thought is exhausting? Is your body feeling heavy and leaden, your mind foggy and slow? Low energy can be a sign of a serious medical condition or a precursor to chronic fatigue. An Institute of Medicine study found that up to 2.5 million Americans suffer with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and many of them are not officially diagnosed.
There are many potential causes but the most common cause appears to be low or decreasing level of testosterone and estrogen with age. We can help with that! Other causes are often related and need to be evaluated including stress, insomnia, sleep apnea, low metabolism due to lack of activity, or depression. During an initial consultation, we take a detailed look at your medical history and symptoms, suggest tests and then look at your lab work to help make a plan of action.
MedHealth 360 creates individualized treatment programs designed to help you feel better inside and out. When it comes to your health, you cannot address one area without addressing the others. They are all interconnected. Good nutrition, a fitness program, hormone health can all have a positive effect on a person’s wellbeing.
Symptoms Associated With Chronic Fatigue:
- Memory Loss
- Inability to Exercise
- Muscle and/or joint pain
- Extreme Exhaustion
- Sore Throat
Programs Individualized To Your Needs
Hormone Replacement | Metabolic Boost | Nutritional Optimization | Sleep Studies
Most chronic fatigue treatment programs target sleep solutions and try to sell you relaxing and therapeutic packages. We know that there is more to fatigue treatment than getting enough rest. Our programs are not only individualized to your needs. Specifically, we create a program that targets your lifestyle, nutritional education, hormone balance, metabolism, and mobility. We are in the business of wellness.
The MedHealth 360 degree plan begins with begins with checking your labs. This simple step will help us rule out the most common reasons for low energy chronic fatigue. We want to know if your testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormones levels are low before examining more complex issues such as sleep apnea or depression.
Bioidentical Testosterone Replacement Can Help
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How Does The Program Work?
Labs and Studies
Diet and nutrition
Continuing Care and
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Getting to know you
Getting to know you is important to us. Your experience will begin with your consultation. We want to hear about your previous health experiences, your diet, nutrition, and exercise history as well as your thoughts on living a healthier and longer. Getting to know you is the most helpful way to create a treatment plan for you.
Lab Work + Review of Results
Know the problem to identify the solution
Your body will often lose its ability to adequately control normal biologic levels of hormones and electrolytes as we age. Lab work is needed to check for these vital biological components to help us understand how you are aging. Labs can often be performed from or near your home.
Labs and Studies for Low Energy
- Thyroid hormone
- Vitamins and Electrolytes including B Complex, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C
- Metabolic testing
- Sleep study referrals
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MedHealth 360 expertise
Dr. Chang or one of the MedHealth 360 practitioners will sit down and explain your results. We welcome your questions and input. Our patients who are fully engaged and understand the reasons behind their treatment program usually get the best results. We want to work WITH you to get those results!
Build Your MedHealth 360 Program Together
Nutritional Counseling | Individualized Fitness | Hormone Replacement
We believe in integrative medicine which involves coordinating health and nutrition, fitness, managing biological hormones and electrolytes and calming the soul. These are the elements that will be emphasized in the creation of your wellness prescription.
Weekly Support and Buddy System
No man or woman should be an island
Our counselors and staff will help you stay on course with weekly or monthly support sessions where you will get feedback on your weight, metabolic tests, and evaluations on how you are progressing in the programs.
Maintaining a healthy weight doesn’t come naturally to most patients. Healthy living is a combination of many lifestyle habits that many people never learned. Weekly check-ins are an integral part of establishing accountability and obtaining feedback for your new lifestyle habits.
What Conditions Cause Low Energy Chronic Fatigue
Hormones are important regulators of your baseline metabolism. These levels all decrease with advancing age. Remember that humans were not meant to live much beyond the age of child-rearing. The most important hormones to regulate your metabolism are testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, and cortisol. Simple lab studies along with an evaluation of your symptoms can help determine if you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy
Despite the availability of adequate nutrition in the modern society, your body will often lack sufficient amounts of important metabolic cofactors that make your biologic engine run properly. Vitamin B complex vitamins, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C are often deficient. Simple lab studies can often help determine if vitamin supplements or infusions can help increase your metabolism.
Poor nutrition and diet habits have a significant role in your metabolism. Carbohydrates, for example, contribute empty calories to your diet. Diets high in carbohydrates starve your body of efficient calories and lead to insulin resistance. Your body compensates for its relative calorie starvation by slowing your metabolic rate. A vicious cycle of calorie starvation and slowing of the metabolism is the result. Our medically supervised diet and nutritional educational programs can help your understand proper nutritional techniques to help you lose or maintain your weight while increasing your metabolic rate.
Cortisol is a hormone that is often referred to as the fight or flight hormone. Some functions of cortisol include pushing circulating glucose into the cells for an energy boost in times of danger. Other roles include assisting the brain, heart, and metabolism to perform at maximum efficiency particularly in times of stress or danger. Chronic stress or anxiety, however, cause the adrenal glands to work in overdrive. At some point, the adrenal glands begin to tire out. Adrenal insufficiency is the result; normal levels of cortisol are not produced and super-normal fight or flight levels are not stimulated. The result is a slower metabolism, poor sleep and low energy. Simple labs studies or supplements can help with the diagnosis. Lifestyle changes, decreasing stress, and exercise all help in restoring adequate adrenal health.
It is intuitive that lack of proper sleep can cause you to be tired. There are many reasons why our ability to get to sleep and sleep through the night become more difficult with advancing age. One of the reasons is the decrease in levels of testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, melatonin, and cortisol. Other reasons can be more physical such as anatomic sleep apnea. Simple lab studies along with an evaluation of your symptoms can help determine if you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy. If further studies are needed, we can refer you to our sleep study partners.
Chronic fatigue is common feature of major depression. One reason is the changes in circulating neurotransmitters as well as changes in hormone levels. While we aren’t in the business of diagnosing and treating major depression, we have medical partners who are. Our MedHealth 360 prescription begins with evaluating your symptoms and labs to rule out simple contributing factors such as low hormones levels. Patients with major depression, postpartum depression, or suicidal depression may benefit from a referral to our partners at the Virginia Infusion Therapies clinic who specialize in Ketamine Infusions for Major Depression.
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