Fatigue Specialist

Marina Margolin, MD -  - Family Practice Physician

Universal Family Medicine

Marina Margolin, MD

Family Practice Physician located in Financial District, New York, NY

When you regularly feel exhausted or fatigued, it can impact your overall sense of wellness and could be a sign of a serious condition. Dr. Marina Margolin and the team at Universal Family Medicine offer expert evaluation and holistic treatment for your fatigue at their office location in Downtown Manhattan, Financial District of Manhattan. For a consultation, call your nearest New York City office or schedule an appointment online.

Fatigue Q & A

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a general state of feeling tired, overworked, and worn out. While it’s normal to experience fatigue from time to time, an ongoing state of exhaustion could be an indication that you aren’t healthy and need medical treatment. Severe fatigue could impact your work and quality of life. 

As many as one-fifth of all men and women who visit their doctor complain of significant fatigue. Interestingly, the sexes often differ in how they describe fatigue. Men typically describe fatigue as simply being tired, whereas women describe their fatigue as anxiety or depression. 

Underlying causes for fatigue may range from mild to life-threatening, from a lack of quality rest to cancer. Careful, expert evaluation and diagnosis are essential for effective treatment of your fatigue. 

What are the possible causes of fatigue?

Possible underlying causes of fatigue include:

  • Lifestyle issues: such as stress or poor sleeping habits 
  • Treatment side effects: such as chemotherapy, medications, or post-surgery
  • Medical conditions: including acute or chronic illness or disease
  • Mental or emotional distress: such as grief, depression, or anxiety

The Universal Family Medicine team takes time to ask questions and assess every aspect of your health to determine the underlying cause of your fatigue.

What medical conditions could cause fatigue?

A great number of acute and chronic medical conditions could cause fatigue. Some of the most common include: 

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Anemia 
  • Vascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Common cold
  • Flu or strep throat
  • Viral or bacterial infection
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Obesity
  • Toxicity 
  • Vitamin deficiency 

If your fatigue is related to a medical condition, the team at Universal Family Medicine focuses your treatment plan on fixing the underlying problem and not just your symptoms. 

What are the treatments for fatigue?

Depending on the underlying cause of your fatigue, your treatment plan may include:

  • Dietary or nutritional support
  • Exercise or activity plans
  • Weight-loss support 
  • Mental health referrals
  • Iron or other supplements 
  • Intravenous vitamin therapy 
  • Intravenous detox treatments
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Diabetes management
  • Medications, including antidepressants or sleep aids
  • Medication changes

Whatever causes your fatigue, you can trust Universal Family Medicine to identify and treat the cause and get you back to your best health. 

For an expert evaluation of your fatigue, call or schedule an appointment online with Universal Family Medicine today.