Investigation and treatment of fatigue requires careful consideration of medical, behavioural and lifestyle factors.
Fatigue is a disabling and frustrating symptom that can have many varied and unforeseen causes, from medical conditions such as coeliac disease, vitamin deficiencies, heart problems, thyroid disease and other hormone related problems to rarer conditions such as some cancers and neurological and muscular disorders.
It’s no surprise that many lifestyle and behavioural issues including stress, sleep dysfunction, alcohol excess, poor diet, physical deconditioning, chronic pain, depression and some prescription medications can contribute to, worsen or directly cause symptoms of fatigue.
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You will have a formal consultation with a healthcare professional. During this time you will be able to explain your medical history, symptoms and raise any concerns that you might have.
We will also discuss with you whether any further diagnostic tests, such as scans or blood tests, are needed. Any additional costs will be discussed before further tests are carried out.
The cause of chronic fatigue is therefore frequently complex and multi-factorial and addressing one single issue may not restore health and well-being because other contributory factors may not have been identified and rectified.
Investigation and treatment of fatigue requires careful consideration of medical, behavioural and lifestyle factors. There is good evidence to show that treating the underlying cause of fatigue can restore health and well-being whether symptoms are due to hormone dysfunction, coeliac disease, chronic fatigue syndrome or any of the other many potential causes.
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The type of treatment offered needs to be tailored to individual needs and may require a number of different approaches including targeted medical treatment, lifestyle focus and sometimes cognitive and behavioural approaches.
Even after you’ve left hospital, we’re still looking after you every step of the way. After your diagnostic tests for chronic fatigue, a follow up appointment may be required and ongoing monitoring / treatment may be recommended. Your GP can also be informed of the best course of action to continue your treatment plan.
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