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Fatigue Treatment Providers in Fargo

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Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness or a lack of energy. Fatigue is not the same as drowsiness or sleepiness. Everyone feels tired at some point; however, people who suffer from fatigue are so exhausted that their daily activities are disrupted. 

Fatigue makes it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, go to work, do your usual activities, and get through the day. When you're fatigued, you may have a strong desire to sleep and may not feel refreshed after resting or sleeping.

Many medical conditions and medications can cause excessive tiredness. Fatigue can also be caused by an unhealthy diet, a lack of sleep, and too little or too much physical activity.

If you're fatigued and need expert advice, we suggest you contact Altaire Clinic to schedule an appointment. Our team can examine you, determine the appropriate treatment, and provide care that will prevent unnecessary complications.

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Causes of Fatigue

Below we will discuss the causes, signs, and symptoms and how our medical providers here at Altaire Clinic can effectively help you manage and treat your fatigue so that you can improve your quality of life.

There are several potential causes of fatigue, which can be classified into three categories: Medical, Lifestyle, and Stress factors.

Medical Factors

Medical causes of fatigue may cause unrelenting exhaustion with additional symptoms. Several diseases trigger fatigue. If you find yourself experiencing long periods of fatigue, you need to contact the team at Altaire. We will help in determining the root cause of your fatigue.

The medical causes of fatigue can be classified under broad disease categories. Some of these disease categories are:

Metabolic/endocrine: Conditions such as anemia, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, or liver or kidney disease

Infections: Influenza, tuberculosis, or malaria

Cardiac (heart) and pulmonary (lungs): Congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arrhythmias, and asthma

Mental health issues: Depression and anxiety

Sleep problems: Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome

Vitamin deficiencies: Vitamin D deficiency, Vitamin B12 deficiency, or iron deficiency

Other conditions: Cancers and rheumatic or autoimmune disorders.

Medications: Medications used to treat other medical conditions may also cause fatigue. Antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications, sedatives, some blood pressure medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and steroids are examples.

Lifestyle Factors

If you're tired, your activities and other lifestyle choices could be to blame. Lifestyle fatigue can be caused by the following.

Sleep disturbances / Lack of rest: If you are not getting enough sleep, have too much sleep, or wake up during the night, you may experience daytime fatigue.

Poor diet: You are not providing your body with enough fuel or nutrients if you consume a lot of high-carb, high-fat, or quick-fix foods, sugary foods, and drinks, or caffeinated drinks. Furthermore, these foods may cause energy boosts that quickly wear off, resulting in a "crash" and worsening fatigue.

Excessive alcohol or drug use: Alcohol is a depressant that slows the nervous system and interferes with sleep. Cigarettes and caffeine stimulate the nervous system, making it difficult to fall and stay asleep.

Lack of regular activity/everyday activities: Physical activity has been shown to improve health and well-being, reduce stress, and increase energy levels. It will also help you sleep better and reduce fatigue during the day.

Individual factors: Personal or family illness or injury, having too many commitments, and financial problems can cause a person to feel fatigued.

Stress Factors

A stressful work environment, toxic relationships, or mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety can all be stressors.

-Mental health: Depression, anxiety, and grief can all lead to fatigue. These conditions exhaust the body physically and emotionally and cause severe fatigue.

Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms associated with fatigue are as varied as the conditions that cause fatigue. Associated symptoms of fatigue may include:

  • Weakness
  • Joint Pain
  • Limited range of motion
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Depression
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Treating Fatigue

The underlying cause determines the treatment for fatigue. Medication, vitamins, diet, exercise, and avoiding unhealthy habits such as smoking, drug use, or excessive alcohol consumption are some treatments for conditions that cause fatigue.

Fortunately, many of the causes of fatigue are treatable. For example, anemia can be treated with iron supplements, and vitamins can regulate vitamin deficiencies.

Lifestyle changes can help alleviate your fatigue. It's also essential to stick to the provider’s treatment plan for any diagnosed medical condition or if you have been diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Risk Factors Getting Fatigue

Fatigue results in slower reactions, reduced ability to process information, memory lapses, absentmindedness, decreased awareness, lack of attention, underestimation of risk, or reduced coordination. 

Fatigue can lead to errors and accidents, ill health and injury, and reduced productivity.

How to limit symptoms.

There are also several things you can do to lessen symptoms of fatigue. These include:

  • Staying hydrated
  • Eating healthy foods
  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Avoiding known stressors
  • Avoiding over-demanding work and social schedules
  • Practicing relaxation activities

Fatigue, if left untreated or unmanaged, can negatively impact your physical and mental health. Our experienced health professionals can examine you and determine the appropriate treatment plan for your fatigue.

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What to Expect at Your Visit

At the Altaire Clinic, we help you manage and treat your fatigue. When you visit our clinic, you will be asked to fill in some paperwork requiring more information regarding symptoms.

Our team will ask you a few questions to determine the root cause of your fatigue and may also run some tests. They will be able to assist you with the appropriate treatment plan to help alleviate your fatigue.

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Cost of Treatment / Insurance

Your insurance plan may cover the cost of treatment. Please contact us if you have any questions or verify that we accept your insurance.

Below is a list of the accepted insurance providers at Altaire Clinic.

  • Aetna
  • BCBS of MN
  • BCBS of ND
  • Cigna
  • Health Partners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medicare
  • ND Medicaid
  • Preferred One
  • Sanford
  • Tricare/Health Net Federal Services
  • United Health Care
  • VA PC3 (Optum)

Why Choose Altaire Clinic

Our licensed healthcare team has over 60 years of combined expertise to help you feel your best. We have your best interest at the heart of everything we do.

We treat every person with the compassionate, quality medical care they deserve — whether you are seeking preventive care or need urgent care services, we are here to help you!

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Make an Appointment

At Altaire Clinic, our medical staff commonly treats patients with fatigue.

Don't wait too long! If you are experiencing any mild or severe fatigue or need medical advice, please contact our clinic today at (701) 809-9369 to schedule your consultation appointment.

Our team of experienced medical providers is here to help you.

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Common Questions About Fatigue Treatments

What is the best treatment for fatigue?

Get moving! You might feel that exercise is the last thing on your mind, but in fact, regular exercise will make you feel less tired in the long run.

What is the main cause of fatigue?

One of the most common causes of fatigue is sleep disorders/lack of sleep. If you are constantly feeling tired, you should first see a healthcare professional for a checkup.

When does fatigue become serious?

Call for an appointment with your doctor if your fatigue has persisted for two or more weeks despite making an effort to rest, reduce stress, choose a healthy diet and drink plenty of fluids.

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We encourage you to book a consultation, so one of our providers can personally discuss your needs and recommend the procedures best suited to your lifestyle. Contact us by phone or use the convenient form below so you can reach your ultimate health, wellness, & beauty goals.