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Fatigue is a form of extreme tiredness that causes lethargy and a slowing down of the body and mind. If you have this kind of profound fatigue, you may feel like you have no energy at all from the moment you wake until bedtime. Extra sleep doesn’t help, and trying to push through the fatigue can be impossible. You may even feel like you need to leave work early so you can go home and lie down. It’s hard to be the kind of wife and mother you’d like to be!

What Causes Fatigue?

There are many possible causes of fatigue, and it’s a common symptom of many medical conditions, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Heart disease

There are many possible causes of fatigue, and it may be a symptom of many medical conditions. However, when fatigue is cyclical, meaning worse before and during the first part of the period, it’s usually caused by the neuroactive peptide toxin emitted by the degenerating endometrium. Hence, fatigue is a common symptom of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and menopause due to the neuroactive peptide, as well as fluctuations in levels of the female sex hormones that take place at these times.

Fatigue Treatments

Advanced Endometrial Ablation stops premenstrual fatigue that is caused by the degenerating endometrium. By removing the endometrium that lines the uterus, women often say that they feel normal every day of the year! If you’re having profound fatigue leading up to your period, Advanced Endometrial Ablation will take care of the root of the problem and, in turn, alleviate your symptoms. 

After the procedure, you will no longer have periods, resolving many of the premenstrual symptoms associated with the monthly cycle. It only takes a few minutes to undergo Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center. Because it’s minimally invasive, there’s very little discomfort, and you can continue with your day as normal after the procedure.

Call the experts at The Ashford Center today, or schedule a consultation online to learn more about this procedure.

Medical Conditions Commonly Associated With Fatigue

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

A cluster of symptoms that occur in women with an imbalance of insulin and androgens.

Low Libido

Loss of interest in sex that is most likely caused by a hormonal imbalance.


This is a health condition where cells that grow in the uterus grow in other parts of the body. They usually grow on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or tissue lining the pelvis.


The ending of a female's menstrual cycle that is accompanied by many symptoms.

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Commonly Asked Questions

When Will I Enter Menopause?

Menopause is a time when there is no more menstrual bleeding. Perimenopause is a time when the ovaries’ production of estrogen can waver and sputter before eventually ceasing altogether (menopause). This time of changing estrogen production and unbalanced hormones can present quite a rollercoaster of symptoms!

Many women begin experiencing problems with unbalanced hormones long before their periods stop. Sometimes women experience perimenopause for years. If periods become either heavier, more painful, more irregular, or last longer, these can be signs of hormonal changes during perimenopause.

Every woman is unique in how long her symptoms may last. For some women, abnormal periods may occur for as much as a decade. For other women, periods may stay fairly normal, but they begin to have hot flashes, night sweats, lack of focus, weight gain, or anxiety. It is important for women to know that there are proven and safe treatments to end all of their perimenopausal symptoms.

The Ashford Center specializes in the treatment of unbalanced hormonal cycles, including the Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedure which can end periods for good. Typically, women ranging in age from their late thirties to late fifties can find freedom from problem periods, PMS, or other hormonal-imbalance symptoms of the perimenopausal phase.

What is Low Libido?

Low libido means having a low sex drive. The desire to have sex varies enormously between different people, so it’s difficult to define what is normal in a broader sense.

Low libido is only a problem if it’s causing distress and affecting important relationships. Dr.

Clint Ashford and Dr. Rebecca Ashford are specialists in helping women who are having hormonal imbalance problems, including low libido. They are committed to providing compassionate and effective care and will customize a treatment plan that is right for each unique patient.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a condition that develops when endometrial tissue (the hormonally sensitive tissue lining the inside of the uterus) begins to grow outside the uterine cavity. These patches of endometriosis most often grow on the outer wall of the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Although it’s not as common, endometriosis can also grow on the connective tissues in the abdomen, bladder, intestines, and elsewhere.

While there are several theories about how uterine tissue ends up outside the uterus, many experts believe that some of the menstrual blood flows backward, going through the fallopian tubes and out into the abdominal cavity. By some undetermined mechanism, endometrial cells then begin growing in areas where they’re not intended to grow. In general, a woman’s immune system reacts to this inappropriate growth by causing inflammation and pain.

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with bloating?

Have you ever heard of a man complaining of bloating? Rarely, if ever. The reason is that most of the sensation that causes women to complain of “bloating” is caused by a neuroactive peptide from the shedding endometrium that triggers bowel edema (swelling within the wall of the intestine).

Some women say that they even have to wear different clothes in the premenstrual time frame or that they gain 5-10 pounds of “water weight”. Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center stops premenstrual bloating by gently removing the lining of the uterus, which means no more periods or bloating! If there is no endometrium to break down, then the neuropeptide toxins that are the culprit causing these troublesome symptoms are gone altogether!!

Dr. Clint Ashford is a pioneer and a leading expert in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, having performed thousands of these procedures with consistent and successful results that can be truly life-changing for women with this problem.

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a safe and pain-free solution for women suffering from PMS symptoms such as bloating, as well as difficult, painful, or heavy periods.

For more information, call The Ashford Center or schedule online for a consultation today.

How long does bloating typically last?

Most women typically experience bloating well before the start of their period and will stop immediately once menstruating begins or for a few days into it.

Does alcohol and caffeine contribute to bloating?

Experts believe that both alcohol and caffeine do, in fact, contribute to bloating. Consider drinking extra water on the days leading up to your period.

How does Advanced Endometrial Ablation stop heavy periods?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is the only procedure besides a hysterectomy that permanently stops heavy periods. The procedure is quick, simple, gentle, and performed under light sedation so you can get back to normal activities the next day.

An expert in Advanced Endometrial Ablation, Dr. Clint Ashford has extensive experience using a variety of FDA-approved techniques, including thermal energy, cryotherapy (freezing), and radio-frequency energy to safely remove the endometrium.

Once the ablation procedure is performed, most patients NEVER have another period, while a smaller number have significantly lighter periods--maybe a day or two of spotting from time to time.

Note: Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a permanent procedure. It is only appropriate for women whose childbearing is complete.

If you suffer from problems with your periods, call The Ashford Center or book an appointment online today.