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Chronic Fatigue Specialist

Michael K. Turner, MD -  - Integrative Medicine Physician

Michael K. Turner, MD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Men's Health Specialist located in Richland, WA

Are you always tired, even if you sleep for eight or more hours? Does it interfere with your life? Have other doctors been at a loss or brushed off your concerns about chronic fatigue? Contact Michael K. Turner, MD, at his private practice in Richland, Washington. He takes you and your concerns seriously and works with you to optimize your health and relieve chronic fatigue. Don’t give up — life doesn’t have to be this way. Call Dr. Turner to schedule a consultation today.

Chronic Fatigue Q&A

What is chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a health disorder that causes extreme mental and physical fatigue that doesn’t go away with rest. Medical researchers don’t fully understand the causes of chronic fatigue, but it could be due to:

  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Viruses or infections
  • Stress
  • Immune system malfunction

Additionally, chronic fatigue syndrome is challenging to diagnose. There isn’t a specific test, and doctors have varying approaches to diagnosing chronic fatigue. 

How do I know if I have chronic fatigue?

Are you exhausted all the time? Does the slightest amount of physical or mental effort send you to your bed for 24 hours or more? You could have chronic fatigue. Clinically, chronic fatigue causes such extreme tiredness that you can’t function in your day-to-day life for at least six months. In addition to never-ending fatigue, you might also experience:

  • Feeling unrefreshed when you wake up
  • Insomnia
  • Other sleep disorders
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced concentration
  • Dizziness when moving between sitting and standing positions
  • Muscle pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Joint pain without swelling or redness
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen, tender lymph nodes

If you’ve been doing the rounds with your doctors, and getting nowhere, call Dr. Turner. 

How is chronic fatigue treated?

Dr. Turner begins with more testing to check for:

  • Genetic factors affecting B-vitamin processing and neurotransmitters
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Hormone levels
  • Antioxidant status
  • Chronic inflammation
  • Autoimmune problems
  • Muscle problems 

Dr. Turner takes care to look for the underlying causes of your fatigue and other symptoms. Often a variety of frequently overlooked conditions come together to trigger chronic fatigue. 

After Dr. Turner completes his assessment of your health, he creates a customized treatment plan tailored to address your needs. He implements the S.H.I.N.E® Protocol to enhance your sleep, hormones, immunity/infections, nutrition, and exercise in order to optimize your health. 

Dr. Turner doesn’t just prescribe medicine and send you away – he empowers you to change your health for good. His holistic approach to chronic fatigue includes holistic treatments, such as nutritional counseling, supplements, hormone therapy, and regenerative medicine. 

Call Dr. Turner today for expert, personalized treatment for chronic fatigue.