Fatigue is a common complaint that can have a significant impact on your quality of life. While there are many potential causes of fatigue, a naturopathic evaluation can help identify the root cause and develop a personalized treatment plan. Here are some key steps involved in a naturopathic evaluation of fatigue:


  1. Medical History: A naturopathic doctor will begin by taking a thorough medical history, including any past illnesses, injuries, or surgeries. They will also ask about your current symptoms, including when they started and how they are affecting your daily life. They’ll also review any supplements or medications you are currently taking.


  1. Lifestyle Assessment: A naturopathic doctor will also assess your lifestyle habits, such as sleep patterns, diet, water intake, exercise, and stress levels. They will look for any imbalances or areas where adjustments may be needed to support your overall health and well-being.


  1. Physical Exam: A physical exam may be performed to assess overall health and identify any potential underlying conditions that may be contributing to fatigue.


  1. Laboratory Testing: Depending on the findings of the medical history and physical exam, laboratory testing may be recommended. This can include blood work, urine and/or salivary testing to check for nutrient deficiencies, thyroid, adrenal or sex hormone imbalances, environmental toxicities, infections or other underlying conditions.


  1. Diagnosis and Treatment Plan: Based on the findings of the evaluation, a diagnosis will be made and a personalized treatment plan will be developed. This may include dietary and lifestyle changes, nutritional supplements, herbal remedies, and other naturopathic therapies.


A naturopathic evaluation of fatigue can help identify the underlying causes of your symptoms and develop a personalized treatment plan to support your overall health and well-being. By taking a whole-person/individualized approach to your health, you can take steps to address the issue and improve your quality of life.