Fatigue Specialist

Douglas C. Hall, MD -  - Functional Medicine Specialist

Douglas C. Hall, MD

Functional Medicine Specialist & Regenerative Medicine Physician located in Ocala, FL & The Villages, FL

If you never feel rested and you’re lethargic all the time, you may have a condition known as fatigue. In Ocala, Florida, Douglas C. Hall, MD, offers comprehensive care for fatigue and other conditions that sap your energy and quality of life. Call the office to book an appointment, or reserve a time online.

Fatigue

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is the name given to a condition that gives you a persistent feeling of weariness and weakness. When you’re fatigued, you have little to no energy, and it doesn’t resolve with sleep or rest. 

Men and women are typically diagnosed with fatigue when they’ve experienced symptoms for at least six consecutive months. Unfortunately, fatigue is often a chronic condition that causes problems for months or years.

What are the symptoms of fatigue?

Symptoms of fatigue vary from person to person and run the gamut. Some of them are:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Brain fog
  • Frequent headaches
  • Joint pain
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep problems
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Daytime drowsiness
  • Blurry vision
  • Sleep that isn’t refreshing
  • Muscle aches

Another common symptom of fatigue is a recurring sore throat.

What causes fatigue?

Underlying medical conditions are often the culprit when you have fatigue. Some of the common causes:

  • Viruses
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stress
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Anemia
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Systemic inflammation
  • Immune dysfunction
  • Chronic infection
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Cancer

Medication use is often a leading factor when Dr. Hall determines the cause of your fatigue. 

How is fatigue treated?

Dr. Hall works diligently to discover the root cause of your tiredness and lethargy. He’s zealous about treating the underlying reason for your fatigue, so your symptoms clear up permanently. 

He starts with a thorough physical examination that includes a full spectrum of blood, urine, and saliva lab work. He also talks with you about your health history and your current condition. With this information, Dr. Hall customizes a treatment plan that may include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Diet modifications
  • Vitamin and supplement recommendations
  • Thyroid therapy
  • Hormone balancing
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage

You’ll meet with Dr. Hall periodically, so he can gauge your progress. Depending on your condition, he may recommend a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea or other conditions that interrupt your sleep. 

You don’t have to struggle with low energy and lack of motivation. Dr. Hall helps you restore your vitality and quality of life. To learn more about fatigue, call the office to book an appointment, or use the online scheduler.