Figuring Out Fatigue with Dr Carri Drzyzga

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Figuring Out Fatigue with Dr Carri Drzyzga

When does tiredness become fatigue? How does the clinical picture change and how is a diagnosis reached?

Dr Carri Drzyzga is a naturopathic doctor, chiropractor and author of the book "Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments”.

In today’s episode, Dr Carri has a plethora of information to share on recognising and working through fatigue.

Covered in this episode:

[00:43] Introducing Dr Carri Drzyzga
[01:40] Today's topic: Fatigue
[01:48] What is fatigue vs. just being tired?
[02:56] Diagnostic criteria for chronic fatigue
[04:33] What is the prevalence of fatigue
[06:40] The realisation fatigue is not "normal"
[12:10] The role of the family history
[13:23] Underlying causes
[14:21] The importance of the thyroid
[20:48] Stress and Stressors and the brain
[23:47] Investigative tests & their clues
[30:59] Dietary interventions
[36:13] Concomitant factors underlying fatigue
[38:33] Setting realistic patient expectations
[42:42] Dr Carri Drzyzga's book on fatigue
[43:19] Lifestyle modifications
[45:18] What are the red flags for fatigue?
[51:04] Wrapping up

Additional Resources

Dr Carri Drzyzga
Institute of Functional Medicine
Dr Datis Kharrazian


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