Fatigue Specialist

Bonnie L. Wick, NMD -  - Naturopathic Physician

The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic

Bonnie L. Wick, NMD

Naturopathic Physician located in Mesa, AZ

Chronic fatigue is common, affecting nearly everybody from time to time. But frequent tiredness can diminish your quality of life and could be a sign of an underlying medical problem. At The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic in Mesa, Arizona, naturopathic physician Bonnie Wick, ND, and her expert medical team find the root cause of fatigue and offer natural, holistic treatments to boost your energy. Schedule an appointment over the phone with The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic to learn more about your options.

Fatigue Q&A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a feeling of tiredness or lack of energy that can drastically impair your quality of life. Numerous factors might contribute to fatigue, which can happen to just about everybody occasionally. But if chronic, long-lasting fatigue negatively interferes with your ability to complete normal everyday activities or your job, see Dr. Wick and her team for an evaluation. 

What are the risk factors for fatigue?

The following factors can increase your risk of developing fatigue:

  • Depression or anxiety
  • Iron or other nutrient deficiencies
  • Certain medications
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Thyroid gland disorders
  • Excessive exercise 
  • An eating disorder or malnutrition
  • A chronic disease or persistent pain
  • Toxin buildup

Sometimes you can reduce fatigue by getting more sleep, eating a healthy diet, and relieving stress. But if fatigue lingers despite healthy lifestyle changes, see Dr. Wick to discuss your options. 

How is fatigue diagnosed?

To diagnose the cause of chronic fatigue, Dr. Wick reviews your medical history and symptoms. She completes a physical exam and uses blood tests or imaging procedures to diagnose the cause of fatigue and determine which treatment best matches your personalized needs.

What is the treatment for fatigue?

To treat the cause of fatigue, The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic team may recommend the following:

Nutrition counseling

Nutritional counseling can help you lose weight if you’re overweight and improve dietary habits, to optimize energy and reduce the risk of nutritional deficiencies. Dr. Wick might also recommend dietary supplements to minimize fatigue.

IV chelation

Chelation therapy uses special medicines infused into your bloodstream through an IV to bind to metals and other toxins, allowing the body to eliminate toxins and reduce fatigue over time. 

IV nutrition therapy

IV nutritional therapy is a vitamin cocktail Dr. Wick infuses directly into your bloodstream for enhanced nutrient absorption, better energy, improved immune function, and fewer vitamin deficiencies. 

Exercise with oxygen therapy (EWOT)

During EWOT, you inhale concentrated oxygen during exercise to improve athletic performance and boost energy throughout the day.

Massage

Massage uses manual pressure to relieve muscle tension and stress associated with fatigue.

Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy

The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic team offers Ondamed pulsed electromagnetic therapy to enhance healing, reduce inflammation, and relieve fatigue associated with chronic pain or injuries.

Don’t live with fatigue when simple, holistic treatments can give you the boost of energy you desire. Schedule an appointment with The Natural Choice Family Health Clinic over the phone or online today.