Fatigue Specialist

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, 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.

What is Fatigue?

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!

Fatigue Symptoms & Causes

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

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 your uterus, women say that they feel normal 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 Advanced Endometrial Ablation, 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, and because 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 Advanced 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 Advanced Endometrial Ablation and how it may help with your fatigue, call The Ashford Center or book a consultation online today.

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Questions About Fatigue

Common Symptoms treated at the Ashford Center

Bloating Learn more

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 actually caused by a neuroactive peptide from the shedding

Fatigue Learn more
Heavy Periods Learn more

How are “heavy periods” defined?

In 2005, the FDA has formally decided that a woman herself should be the one to determine if her periods are “heavy” or “abnormal”. Therefore, nearly all insurance companies consider Advanced Endometrial Ablation a “covered service” if a woman is tired

Hot Flashes Learn more

What are hot flashes?

A hot flash is an unpleasant feeling of intense warmth or burning that flows through your body, often causing your skin to redden, your face and chest to flush, and sweat to break out.

The feeling generally comes on suddenly, which is why it’s

Mood Swings Learn more

What are mood swings?

Mood swings are rapid changes in the way you feel. For example, you might feel happy and content one minute, then burst into tears; or you might feel calm and then suddenly become angry and lose your temper. Some women simply feel a steady level of anxiety, or

Painful Periods Learn more

What causes painful periods?

There are two main causes of painful periods, or dysmenorrhea. One component of dysmenorrhea is caused by chemicals (neuroactive peptides) produced in the uterine lining. These neuroactive peptides irritate the uterine muscle causing it to spasm. In

PMS Learn more

What is Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)?

PMS refers to physical and emotional changes that occur around the time of your menstrual period. All women occasionally feel the effect of their fluctuating hormones. However, these changes become PMS when your symptoms:

  • Are present for
Premenstrual Headaches Learn more

What are the symptoms of premenstrual headaches?

Premenstrual headaches are usually throbbing, causing a sensation of pounding and increased pain with movement. Most times there is a component of nausea also. In addition, there may be other symptoms, such as:

Other GYN Issues treated at the Ashford Center

Alternatives to Hysterectomy Learn more

When would a hysterectomy be required?

A hysterectomy is usually the most appropriate treatment for women diagnosed with uterine cancer. If you don’t have cancer, however, a hysterectomy is the last option and should only be performed after other conservative

Endometriosis Learn more

How does Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with endometriosis?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation is a minimally invasive procedure that gently removes the hormonally active lining or the uterus, the endometrium. Because the endometrium is responsible for part of the cascade of hormones

Fibroids Learn more

How are fibroids diagnosed?

Diagnostic methods that can confirm the presence of fibroids include:

  • Transabdominal or transvaginal ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopy
  • CT and MRI scans

It’s not uncommon to find that what a woman thinks are symptoms of

Low Libido Learn more

How can Advanced Endometrial Ablation help with low libido?

Advanced Endometrial Ablation can potentially help with low libido that is related to hormonal imbalance. The endometrium that lines the uterus is closely linked to hormone levels, as hormones trigger the breakdown of the

Menopause Learn more

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

PCOS Learn more

Does PCOS cause health complications?

The hormonal imbalances associated with PCOS affect many functions and systems in your body. As a result, PCOS increases your risk of:

  • Infertility: PCOS is a leading cause of infertility due to ovulation
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