Family Medicine & Wellness located in Henderson, NV


About Fatigue

Everybody experiences periods of low energy, from lack of sleep to stress at work. However, if your exhaustion lasts longer than a week, reach out to TruWellness in Henderson, Nevada, for evaluation to identify and addressing underlying causes, possible causes along with individulaized plan to resolve symptoms and improve overall health. Experienced nurse practitioner, Kelly, takes a patient-centered approach to fatigue treatment, offering mobile services or telehealth visits to accommodate your needs. Call today or use the online booking tool to schedule an initial telehealth appointment.

Fatigue Q&A

How is fatigue different from feeling tired?


You may hear the words “tired” and “fatigue” used interchangeably, but the latter is far more complex. Fatigue goes beyond feeling tired. You can’t overcome it by catching up on sleep or rest alone. 


Unlike simple tiredness, fatigue often involves an overwhelming and persistent sense of physical and mental exhaustion that may not improve with adequate rest.


Without effective treatment, fatigue can seep into your everyday life. It makes work, social interaction, and even simple household tasks feel like chores. Fatigue can affect your physical and mental performance, relationships, and overall quality of life. 

What are the signs of fatigue?

The signs of fatigue may be subtle at first, but they tend to worsen over time. Typical warning signs of fatigue include:


  • Persistent, overwhelming tiredness
  • Lack of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Mental fogginess
  • Muscle weakness
  • Slowed reflexes
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decreased motivation
  • Short-term memory problems
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound
  • Impaired decision-making
  • Reduced tolerance to stress
  • Chronic feelings of exhaustion


The earlier you seek treatment for fatigue, the greater likelihood you have of preventing further decline in your physical and mental well-being.

What causes fatigue?

Fatigue often stems from underlying causes that have nothing to do with sleep hygiene, such as:


  • Anemia
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Medication side effects
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Chronic stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Dehydration
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety, depression, or both
  • Chronic pain
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Long-lasting infections
  • Allergies


Uncovering and addressing fatigue’s underlying cause is crucial to providing the most effective treatment. 

When should I seek help for fatigue?

Telltale signs you should seek medical help for fatigue include:

Persistent duration

Fatigue that lasts for an extended period, typically longer than two weeks, and does not improve with adequate rest warrants an evaluation with Kelly.

Interference with daily life

If fatigue significantly interferes with your daily activities, work performance, or relationships, you should reach out for professional guidance.

Sudden onset

Fatigue that develops suddenly can signify an underlying infection, illness, or condition that needs treatment. 

How can you treat fatigue?

After reviewing your medical history, discussing your symptoms, and exploring your diet and lifestyle, Kelly makes personalized recommendations to treat fatigue. Your treatment may include:


  • Nutritional counseling
  • Fitness support
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Stress management techniques
  • Relaxation strategies
  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Medication


If you experience signs of fatigue, don’t wait to seek help. Call TruWellness today or use the online booking tool to schedule a telehealth visit.