Fatigue

Chicago Vitality

Men's Health & Testosterone Replacement located in Schaumburg, IL & Chicago, IL

Feeling tired and run down once in awhile is normal. But, if fatigue is starting to take over your life, it’s time to see a provider at Chicago Vitality. Their practices in Chicago, Schaumburg, and Naperville, Illinois specialize in treating causes of fatigue in men, including testosterone replacement therapy. Make your appointment today by calling the office or using the convenient online booking feature.

Fatigue Q & A

What causes fatigue in men?

Not getting enough sleep is surely going to leave you feeling fatigued throughout the day. But sometimes fatigue is a symptom of another issue. You may have fatigue if you:

  • Have low testosterone
  • Have hypothyroidism
  • Are depressed or anxious
  • Don’t get enough iron

Sometimes fatigue is a side effect of serious health issues like:

  • Type I or Type II diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

How is chronic fatigue in men treated?

If your fatigue is linked to a hormonal imbalance, such as low thyroid hormones or low testosterone, taking medications to boost your hormone levels usually solves the problem. Health conditions that cause fatigue need treatment to restore your energy levels.

If your blood sugar level is unstable from diabetes, for instance, learning to manage your sugar might resolve your fatigue issues. Once your doctor gets to the root of your problem, they can help you determine the best course of action for treating your medical concern, so you can start feeling your best.

Can exercise help me with fatigue?

Yes! Once your doctor rules out any underlying medical concerns, it’s time to start boosting your activity level. That can seem impossible when you’re feeling tired, but it starts with baby steps.

Park your car as far away as possible in the parking lot so you have to walk more. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, even if it’s only for a few floors. Get up and talk to your boss rather than sending an email.

Little tricks like those help get your blood flowing, which allows you to feel more energized.

Your doctor is likely going to talk to you about your diet, too. Diets rich in caffeine, sugar, and highly processed foods impact your sleep. When you don’t sleep well, you’re left feeling groggy all day, and that makes it even harder to work out.

Chronic fatigue is almost always your body trying to tell you something. Listen this time: Make an appointment to get screened and find out what’s causing your fatigue issues.