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Fatigue services offered in Bellevue, WA

Are you sick and tired of your chronic fatigue? If so, schedule an appointment with the experts at Premier Sleep Associates in Bellevue, Washington, today. Led by Stephen Carstensen, DDS, and Carrie Magnuson, DDS, the practice can help you uncover the cause of your fatigue and work with you to develop holistic, sustainable solutions. To get started, call the practice or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool today.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a mental state of weariness that robs you of your motivation, energy, and concentration. It’s different from occasional tiredness, which comes and goes when you’re overworked or haven’t had enough sleep.

Chronic fatigue is a state of fatigue that lasts for six months or more and interferes with your day-to-day life.

If you’re suffering from fatigue, you may also have symptoms like:

  • Apathy
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Sore, achy muscles
  • Frequent headaches
  • Gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, constipation, bloating, etc.)
  • Irritability
  • Slowed response time
  • Blurred vision

If you try to power through your days without addressing fatigue, your symptoms tend to get worse.

What is causing my fatigue?

Your fatigue may stem from countless physical, mental, and/or emotional roots. It can be its own condition, or it can be a symptom of another ailment or issue.

Common lifestyle choices that can cause fatigue include:

  • Poor eating habits
  • Drug and/or alcohol use
  • Medications
  • Lack of sleep
  • Lack of physical activity or excess physical activity 
  • Jet lag

Conditions that can lead to chronic fatigue include:

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

In women, fatigue can also be a symptom of perimenopause, which is when your body begins its transition toward menopause.

How can you treat fatigue?

How the practice treats your fatigue depends on its cause. When you meet with the team, the first things they’ll discuss with you include your eating habits, lifestyle choices, and health. 

If your fatigue is a result of your daily habits, the team can work with you to develop an action plan that includes changes that will improve your fatigue, such as:

  • Diet adjustments
  • Exercise regimens
  • Wellness strategies

If your fatigue stems from illness or disease, the practice focuses on a holistic solution that treats your fatigue and improves your quality of life. 

If fatigue puts a damper on your life, take a stand and fight for change. Schedule an appointment at Premier Sleep Associates online or over the phone to get started on your wellness journey.