Fatigue is a common problem that patients bring to our practice. Many have seen multiple physicians yet haven’t gotten to the root of the problem.
Our approach is to be sure all the routine tests have been done, for example, checking for anemia. At Steinmetz Medical Associates, we take it a step further and look at many basic nutrients. If the results are low-normal, we may try a supplement to get them to mid to high-normal. We take a broader look at all of your hormones, including tests that are often not done in a non-integrative practice. We may look at the health of your gut (where your nutrients are absorbed) or test for delayed food sensitivities (that can make you chronically inflamed).
For most patients, fatigue is a result of multiple imbalances that all have to be corrected. We can also add other modalities like acupuncture that get at the root of your energy, or Qi. There is a root problem or problems causing the fatigue, and we continue to work with our patients to uncover the answer.