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Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Jelena Petkovic

Integrative Wellness & Age Management Specialist located in Miami Beach, FL

If you wake up feeling just as tired as you were when you went to bed and no amount of rest seems to help, you may have a form of extreme tiredness called fatigue. Book a consultation with Jelena Petkovic, PAC, MMS, DHSc, at her integrative wellness practice in Miami Beach, Florida. To diagnose and treat your fatigue, Dr. Jelena looks at every aspect of your health, including mental, emotional, and spiritual health. To get started, schedule an appointment with her online or over the phone today.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Feeling fatigued is not the same as feeling tired. Fatigue is long-lasting and saps your motivation, energy, and concentration. You might get a chronic fatigue diagnosis when it lasts at least six months, and you can’t pinpoint it to a specific origin. Fatigue worsens with mental or physical exertion but doesn’t improve with rest. 

Symptoms of chronic fatigue include:

  • Trouble with concentration, focus, and memory
  • Dizziness that gets worse when you sit up or stand up
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Headaches 
  • Sore throat
  • Sore and aching muscles
  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the armpits or neck
  • Daytime drowsiness

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is separate from fatigue. Symptoms of this condition must include the aforementioned difficulty with concentration, focus and memory, and dizziness that worsens when you sit up or stand up.

What causes fatigue?

There are many reasons why you might have low energy levels. Hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies may cause fatigue. There is also no definitive cause of fatigue. It can be the symptom of countless conditions, including:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Grief 
  • Stress 
  • Cancer 
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic fatigue disorder
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Diabetes 
  • Heart disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Emphysema 
  • Heart disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease 

Some people have a genetic predisposition to fatigue, but they experience it only after something triggers it, like viral infections, immune system problems, hormonal imbalance, and physical or emotional trauma.

While any of these conditions don’t cause ME/CFS, they often occur simultaneously.

How can you treat fatigue?

Dr. Jelena must determine the root cause of your fatigue and develop a customized treatment plan to address the symptoms. She offers a wide range of solutions, including those focused on energy management. 

Energy management is the practice of striking a balance between activity and rest. This looks different for everyone, but at its core, it’s all about finding the right pacing for you so you can go about your day without experiencing debilitating exhaustion.

If applicable, to support your energy, Dr. Jelena also addresses underlying conditions with detoxification programs, lifestyle and behavior modifications, nutrition optimization, vitamin therapies, intravenous (IV) therapies, and more.

Are you ready to kick your fatigue to the curb? With the right help, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Start your journey back to the life you want to live by scheduling a visit with Dr. Jelena to talk about fatigue online or over the phone today.

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