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Fatigue Specialist

Rina S Kapoor, MD, ABOIM -  - Integrative Medicine

ARA Integrative and Functional Medicine

Rina S Kapoor, MD, ABOIM

Integrative Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Glen Mills, PA

Chronic stress and fatigue and decreased energy levels can significantly impact you, your relationships, and your work. Rina Kapoor, MD, ABOIM, of ARA Integrative and Functional Medicine of the Philadelphia Main Line in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, uses a systems-based approach to discovering the underlying causes of your stress and fatigue and develops a personalized plan of care to help you find relief. For an expert consultation and holistic treatment plan, call or book an appointment online today.

Fatigue Q & A

What is stress and fatigue?

Stress is your body’s response to physical, emotional, or mental influences. Stress is a normal part of life, but when it is prolonged, it can cause serious health concerns. Fatigue is a generalized feeling of being exhausted, overtired, and having low energy. Chronic stress can be a significant cause of fatigue.

When you feel long term stress and fatigue, you may have other symptoms such as: 

  • Generalized body aches
  • Nervousness or anxiety
  • Muscle weakness and joint pain
  • Headache
  • Stiff shoulders or joints
  • Lack of focus and concentration 
  • Irritability and impatience
  • Moodiness and depression
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Chest pain or chest tightness

When stress and fatigue affect your ability to be productive, interact well with others, or make healthy choices, you may need treatment and knowledgeable support. Dr. Kapoor and the ARA Integrative and Functional Medicine team see fatigue as a sign that you are not as healthy as possible and look to treat the root causes of your feeling excessively tired. 

What conditions and factors may contribute to stress and fatigue? 

Environmental stressors, trauma, physical illness, loss, work and school pressure, difficult circumstances, and relationships may all contribute to chronic stress. These and many other factors may also contribute to your fatigue, along with mental health, toxins, nutrition, medications, environment, poor sleep, stress, and more. 

Chronic stress can lead to adrenal dysfunction and hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction and may contribute to other medical conditions that could cause fatigue, including:

  • Hormone imbalance
  • Digestive disorders and poor gut health
  • Fibromyalgia 
  • Metabolic disorders, including diabetes
  • Anemia and other nutrient deficiencies
  • Allergies and food intolerances
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Depression and other mental illnesses
  • Heart and lung problems 
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

Dr. Kapoor treats your fatigue by identifying the underlying causes of your symptoms, including chronic stress, and incorporating both conventional and alternative treatments to help you regain energy and optimal health. 

What are the treatments for stress and fatigue?

Dr. Kapoor begins your treatment by taking a thorough, inquiry-based assessment. She asks questions about your health history, diet, lifestyle, medications, associated symptoms, mental health, stress level, and more. 

She also performs a comprehensive physical assessment and may recommend nutrigenomic, genetic, and other specialized laboratory tests or diagnostic studies. Based on the results, your personalized treatment plan may include: 

  • Supplemental nutrition
  • Weight-loss support
  • Psychotherapy 
  • Detoxification
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Dietary changes
  • Stress management 
  • Natural hormone therapy
  • Conventional treatments 
  • Alternative therapies

Dr. Kapoor and the ARA Integrative and Functional Medicine team work closely with you to improve your chronic stress and fatigue and empower you to be as healthy as possible. With enhanced energy levels, you can make better health choices, be more productive, have stronger relationships, and enjoy your life more. 

If you suffer from chronic stress and fatigue, call or book an appointment online with ARA Integrative and Functional Medicine today.