Fatigue and Low Testosterone Part 1

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Low Testosterone Causes Fatigue

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In episode 31 of the BioBalance Healthcast, Brett Newcomb and I discuss that fact that there are many causes of fatigue, but a major cause during middle age results from low testosterone levels. Fatigue resulting from low testosterone is treatable with bioidentical hormone pellets inserted under the skin.

Other causes of fatigue include:

  • Insomnia, restless sleep
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Stress, and the hormonal imbalance it causes (cortisol)
  • Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar
  • Lack of exercise
  • Anemia
  • Poor diet, lack of protein and overall poor nutrition
  • Chronic fatigue, caused by the mononucleosis Virus (EBNA)
  • Untreated ADD, ADHD
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Hypo-pituitary—low pituitary hormones

Medications:

  • Beta blockers
  • Hypertension medications
  • Sedatives, anti depressants

Typical Work Up for New Patients:

  • History
  • Sleep study
  • Blood work
  • Mammogram
  • Cardiac work up with a stress echo test
  • GYN exam with pap smear and stool guaiac