Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Katie Thompson, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

The Health Improvement Center

Dr. Katie Thompson, D.C.

Chiropractor & Nutritionist located in Vienna, VA

On occasion, it’s not uncommon to feel tired and want to stay in bed. However, after a good night's sleep, those feelings should diminish, and you should feel refreshed. If your tired feelings persist for more than a few weeks, call or make an appointment online with Dr. Katie Thompson at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia, to find out what's causing your fatigue and how you can relieve it.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a feeling of weariness, tiredness, or lack of energy. While fatigue is usually not a medical issue on its own, it’s typically a symptom of another problem.

Fatigue is unrelenting exhaustion that rest doesn't relieve. You constantly feel tired with lack of energy, motivation, and concentration. Fatigue at this level impacts both your emotional and psychological well-being.

What causes fatigue?

There are multiple medical reasons you feel fatigue. These include:

  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hepatitis C
  • Pregnancy

Also, there are numerous medications that cause fatigue, including:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Prescriptions for nausea and pain

As long as there are no significant medical causes for your fatigue, it’s time to consider hidden ones, including:

Poor diet

Eating processed foods with high amounts of trans fats and added sugar cause fatigue, as can too much caffeine. Another diet culprit is a lack of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. This is generally where Dr. Katie focuses her attention.

Sleep issues

Lost sleep due to increased responsibilities and hormone issues make fatigue a problem.

Lack of exercise

Sitting for too long, either at work or in front of the TV, is a popular cause of fatigue. Taking a walk or other movement throughout the day improves fatigue.


Feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders often leads to fatigue. Learn relaxation techniques to relieve stress.

How is fatigue treated?

Dr. Katie uses Nutrition Response Testing® to determine the cause of and treat your fatigue. Dr. Katie assesses your nutritional needs and recommends a personalized nutrition program. That enables your body to heal itself naturally and holistically.

Your personalized nutrition program can correct your health problems. Specific nutritional supplements and diet modifications, such as adding or eliminating foods, give your body the best chance at healing without medication or surgery.

To get help with your fatigue, call or make an appointment online today with Dr. Katie at The Health Improvement Center in Vienna, Virginia.