Fatigue Specialist

The Ashford Center

Gynecologists & Advanced Endometrial Ablation Specialists located in Athens, GA

There’s far more to fatigue than just being tired. It can leave you feeling chronically exhausted and lacking in energy, turning every action into a hurdle to be overcome. Clinton Ashford, MD, FACOG, and Rebecca Ashford, MD, at The Ashford Center in Athens, Georgia, specialize in minimally invasive Advanced Endometrial Ablation procedures that can help if you’re experiencing fatigue caused by hormonal imbalances. To learn more about this innovative treatment, call The Ashford Center or book an appointment online today.

Fatigue

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is a form of extreme tiredness that causes lethargy and a slowing down of the body and mind.

It’s normal to feel tired or even exhausted after doing something that requires a lot of physical or mental effort, or if you’ve been awake a long time, but after some rest or a good night’s sleep your energy levels should return.

If you have this kind of profound fatigue, you continuously feel like you have no energy at all, from the moment you wake to the minute you return to bed. Extra sleep doesn’t help, and trying to push through 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
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lung disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Chronic pain conditions

When fatigue is cyclical, meaning much 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 estrogen and progesterone that take place at these times.

How can endometrial ablation help with fatigue?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation stops premenstrual fatigue that’s caused by the degenerating endometrium. By removing the endometrium that lines your uterus, women say that they feel like the week after their periods every day of the year!  If you’re having profound fatigue leading up to your period, you will be helped by Advanced Endometrial Ablation at The Ashford Center. 

After your endometrial ablation procedure, you 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, and since it’s minimally invasive there’s very little discomfort and you can continue with your day as normal after the procedure.

It’s important to be aware that endometrial ablation is only suitable if your family is complete, as you won’t be able to have children after undergoing the procedure.

To find out more about endometrial ablation and how it may help with your fatigue, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today.