What Are The Leading (And Surprising) Causes Of Fatigue?

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When a patient presents with symptoms of fatigue, a long list of reasons come to mind.  I will review several lifestyle recommendations (the way they eat, move, sleep and think).  I will ask if some findings have come up in their blood work or family history of certain diseases.  Often the patient will remark that their blood work comes up ‘normal’ with frustration that a true cause is not found.  Enter: Functional Medicine.  Looking for the true cause.  At this point I will introduce functional medicine to the patient and refer them to Dr Carri, a.k.a. The Functional Medicine Doc.  See below….

What Are The Leading (And Surprising) Causes Of Fatigue?


This excerpt is from the book “Reclaim Your Energy And Feel Normal Again!” by Author Carri Drzyzga, DC, ND, The Functional Medicine Doc.


I have discovered fourteen causes for fatigue. Inside my book, Reclaim Your Energy And Feel Normal Again! I delve into the first eight on my list, since they apply to the majority of women suffering with fatigue.


Here they are for you. I call this is my Basic Fatigue List.


1. Anemia

2. Thyroid Problems

3. Cortisol Imbalance

4. Blood Sugar Imbalance

5. Nutrient Deficiencies

6. Chronic Infections

7. Hidden Food Allergies & Sensitivities

8. Brain Imbalance


Besides “fatigue factors” #1 and #2, the rest of this list is in no particular order of importance. A good history can help point the right direction to go next.

Also, it’s rare that just one factor on this list is causing the fatigue. Most of the time, there are multiple issues that need to be addressed on the list—usually three or four (or more) need to be addressed. Again, there’s no cookie-cutter protocol to treat fatigue.


So it’s wise to work with a functional medicine doctor, especially one who specializes in fatigue, to guide you in the right direction for your case.


Otherwise, you’ll most likely waste a lot of time and money.

Find the cause. Fix the cause. Feel normal again!

Carri Drzyzga, DC, ND, The Functional Medicine Doc


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Reclaim Your Energy And Feel Normal Again!, by Carri Drzyzga, DC, ND


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