Fatigue & Stress

Not having the energy, you want is not okay. There are many causes of fatigue, and together we will find and address the root cause.

Fatigue is a generalized symptom that plagues many of us. It’s easy to blame poor sleep, chronic stress, lack of activity, or a hectic lifestyle. However, there may be a treatable cause to explain the exhaustion, weakness, or decreased mental clarity that many experience. It is possible that chronic infection, hormone imbalance, environmental toxicity, poor gut health or nutrient deficiencies may be causing your fatigue. Dr. Branson offers a comprehensive approach to identify and treat the root cause. You don’t need to spend your life feeling exhausted all the time; find out what’s causing your fatigue!

Common causes of fatigue and conditions that are related to stress are:

  • Thyroid Imbalance
  • Adrenal Health
sub-cat-stress-icon Thyroid Imbalance

The thyroid gland act as the body’s thermostat regulating temperature, heart rate, breathing, metabolism and energy level. A comprehensive naturopathic assessment may uncover an underlying or poorly managed thyroid condition. For more information on this, see the Hormone Balancing & Healthy Aging page under the Thyroid Function section.

sub-cat-stress-icon Adrenal Health

The American Way tends to be work work work. If you are like the majority of people in this country, it’s likely that you will push through pain or fatigue doing more and more and continuing to bite off more than you can chew. Unfortunately, those habits have health consequences. It is highly likely that if you have a high stress life (and to a certain extent we all do) your adrenal glands or more specifically your hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis needs some love and support. The adrenal glands secrete various messengers the most well known being cortisol, the stress hormone. Over taxing this precious gland can cause burnout otherwise known to many as “adrenal fatigue”. Physical and emotional stress, erratic schedules, poor sleep, immunosuppressive drugs and nutrient insufficiency contribute to HPA axis dysfunction. Dr. Branson helps patients address fatigue and better manage daily stress.