Fatigue Specialist

Bay Natural Medicine

Minna Yoon, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist located in Inner Sunset, San Francisco, CA

While everyone is tired occasionally, feeling excessively fatigued could be a sign of a more pressing health issue. Minna Yoon, ND, LAc, is a skilled naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who can diagnose the underlying conditions causing fatigue and provide customized treatments to restore your health, energy, and wellness. Call Bay Natural Medicine in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco, California, or make an appointment online today.

Fatigue Q & A

What conditions cause fatigue?

If you’re physically or mentally worn out, you may feel tired, exhausted, lethargic, or fatigued. Usually, fatigue subsides with a night or two of quality sleep. However, if you have long-lasting fatigue, it could be a sign of a health condition such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid disease
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
  • Depression 
  • Illnesses like the flu
  • Vitamin deficiencies

Other symptoms often accompany fatigue, such as muscle aches, irritability, headaches, or an inability to concentrate.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a long-lasting condition that causes severe tiredness that doesn’t improve with rest. It also causes cognitive fog, pain, and dizziness. Chronic fatigue symptoms come and go and are often unpredictable.

How is the cause of fatigue diagnosed?

As there are many potential causes of your fatigue, Dr. Yoon provides comprehensive exams and testing at Bay Natural Medicine to identify the root cause of your symptoms.

During your exam, Dr. Yoon asks about your symptoms and your overall health and lifestyle to find additional clues to your condition.

As part of your exam, Dr. Yoon may order a comprehensive blood panel to measure your:

  • Complete blood count
  • Electrolytes
  • Glucose
  • Creatinine
  • Thyroid hormones
  • Vitamin levels

If she suspects heart disease, Dr. Yoon may order stress tests, electrocardiograms, or echocardiograms. Additionally, she may test your lung function and order chest X-rays or MRIs to check for signs of pulmonary problems. She may also refer you for a sleep study.

In many cases, Dr. Yoon may need to rule out several potential causes before confirming your diagnosis.

How is fatigue treated?

Treatment for fatigue depends on its cause. When Dr. Yoon understands the cause of your condition, she works with you to create and implement a customized treatment plan to improve your health.

Dr. Yoon often combines therapies to optimize your health. At the same time, she supports you to adjust your lifestyle with dietary changes, additional exercise, and cutting out tobacco and alcohol if applicable.

Dr. Yoon wants to help you lead a healthy, active life. If fatigue is interfering with your wellness, call Bay Natural Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.

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