Plyler says it’s important to speak to your health care provider as soon as you notice recurring fatigue — particularly if it’s getting in the way of your normal activities.
When patients come to Plyler, he starts by getting a baseline idea of their daily routines.
Sometimes, lifestyle changes such as getting more sleep, cutting back on caffeine intake or finding ways to de-stress can relieve symptoms. Other times, fatigue is caused by an issue that requires medical treatment.
“It’s important to look at a patient from a mental and a physical standpoint,” Plyler says. “It’s like putting puzzle pieces together — hopefully, by working together, we can solve the riddle and help people regain their energy levels.”