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Pacific Coast Integrative Health

Dr. Caitlin Fanning, N.D.

Naturopathic Doctor & Functional Medicine located in Santa Cruz, CA

With the constant demands of life, fatigue is a common complaint. If you’re tired of feeling tired, Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND, at Pacific Coast Integrative Health in Santa Cruz, California, can develop a treatment plan to help relieve your fatigue using natural alternative therapies. Call the office or book an appointment online today to schedule a consultation with the compassionate doctor who has been serving patients in the Santa Cruz area.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

It’s not unusual to feel fatigued after a poor night’s sleep or working long hours several days in a row. But in most cases, a good night’s rest should resolve your tiredness.

If you’re still fatigued despite getting adequate rest and it’s affecting your day-to-day activities, then it may be a sign that there’s something more going on. Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND is a naturopathic doctor who takes a whole-person approach to care and can help find the underlying cause of your fatigue and provide the most appropriate treatment. 

What are the symptoms of fatigue?

Fatigue that affects your daily life causes symptoms beyond feeling tired. Symptoms that may indicate your fatigue requires an evaluation from Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND include:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Physical or mental tasks lead to exhaustion
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Sore throat

Fatigue can develop from many underlying causes, including an infection, issues related to your immune health, or hormonal imbalance. 

What can I expect during an evaluation for my fatigue?

You can expect comprehensive care when you come in to see Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND at Pacific Coast Integrative Health for management of your fatigue. Before your appointment, she has you complete a questionnaire to help her better understand your health and needs.

Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND takes a whole-person approach to care, and evaluates not only your physical health, but also your spiritual, social, emotional, and mental health. During your evaluation, she reviews your medical history and health concerns. She also talks to you about your lifestyle habits, ranging from diet to exercise to stress. 

You can also expect a physical exam plus lab work to further assess your health, including specialized testing to evaluate hormone levels and nutrient deficiencies. 

What treatments can improve my fatigue?

Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND takes an individualized approach to care and creates a personalized treatment plan for your fatigue based on her assessment. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Diet therapy
  • Exercise routine
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Vitamin B12 shot
  • Intravenous (IV) therapy
  • Medication

She may also request that you keep a food journal following your initial visit that she can review at your follow-up. Throughout your care, Dr. Caitlin Fanning, ND monitors your symptoms, adjusting your plan as needed, until you feel your best possible self. 

For compassionate and comprehensive care for your fatigue from a doctor who utilizes natural therapies, call Pacific Coast Integrative Health or request an appointment online.