Fatigue and Low Energy: Determining Underlying Causes


At Nexus Naturopathic Medical Clinic, fatigue has been the most common concern over the last year. Because chronic fatigue is common, individuals assume it is normal and don’t get treatment, which is not true. Having to drag yourself out of bed every morning, needing multiple cups of coffee, or consuming energy drinks to get through the day are just a few signs of non-optimal health that need to be addressed. Fatigue can present in various ways, such as the following:

  • Chronic tiredness or sleepiness

  • Having to drag yourself out of bed every morning

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Aching muscles

  • Irritability, depression

  • Low libido

  • Afternoon crashes

  • Needing multiple cups of coffee to get through the day

  • Relying on energy drinks

  • Poor concentration/brain fog

Determining the cause(s) of fatigue is important so that it can be treated effectively. Causes of fatigue can vary from something as simple as a lack of sleep or poor diet to more severe conditions, such as cancer. Often, many patients presenting with fatigue have underlying nutrient deficiencies, which need to be optimized. It is important to treat fatigue holistically, because there may be many contributing factors.


If you experience fatigue, Calgary Naturopath Dr. Dhaliwal uses various lab testing to determine the underlying causes. Treatment includes the use of professional grade supplements, nutrition, and lifestyle modification. To book an appointment, call 403-453-6261 or book online today.