Fatigue is a pervasive problem in America. Many men and women live with the condition for years, or even decades, without being properly diagnosed. Being overweight or obese significantly increases your risk of fatigue. The science-based treatment available from Mary Luther, DC, of Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, can help those in Wheaton and Lombard, Illinois, find lasting relief. Learn more with a one-on-one consultation, available with a quick phone call or a visit to the online booking page.
Fatigue is a common condition characterized by being extremely tired. Fatigue can be physical or mental, and it’s not uncommon to experience both types at the same time. Years of living with physical fatigue can eventually cause mental fatigue.
Don’t assume that fatigue is simply the result of not getting enough sleep. Although insufficient or poor-quality sleep contributes to fatigue, there are many other factors to consider.
A related condition is known as excessive daytime sleepiness, or EDS. Obesity and depression are linked to EDS.
Fatigue is often associated with existing health issues, such as:
Carrying excess weight is also a common cause of fatigue. It’s important to determine the cause of your fatigue to begin a suitable course of treatment.
Being overweight or obese contributes to many of the health conditions listed above. However, that’s not the only way your weight might be to blame for fatigue.
Carrying significant excess weight takes a toll on your body. Virtually every system and organ has to work harder or cannot perform normally when you’re overweight or obese. This creates a negative feedback cycle, whereby you don’t have the energy to increase your physical activity, which prevents you from losing weight, which contributes to depression, which interferes with your sleep.
Fat cells, especially abdominal fat, create cytokines, which are immune compounds known to cause sleepiness. More fat means higher-than-average cytokines.
At Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, you have access to a four-part weight-loss program backed by science and enhanced by interpersonal relationships. You’ll begin with a thorough body composition analysis and genetic testing to learn more about how your body functions.
A customized eating plan helps you change the way you view food and delivers the nutrients you need to thrive. You’ll also have the support and guidance of your team as you navigate your weight-loss journey. Sharing your progress is not just recommended, it’s required.
Don’t accept fatigue as an inevitable part of your daily life when there are weight-loss tools and techniques that deliver measurable results. Booking is as simple as a phone call or a visit to the online scheduling page.