MANday: Our Approach to Male Fatigue

Are you suffering from fatigue? You might assume that it is just from aging or stress. However, there are numerous correctable factors of fatigue and we can evaluate you for it here at The Y Factor. First, one of the most common causes of fatigue that we see is a hormone imbalance. We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your hormone levels, which includes total testosterone, estradiol, and other hormones that play a critical role in your overall health. We also screen for other endocrine abnormalities, such as thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary abnormalities. Correcting a hormone imbalance provides men with a substantial improvement in their symptoms. Hormone evaluation is not the only focus, but we also consider other causes of your fatigue, such as sleep apnea, anemia, and metabolic disorders. 

What does all this mean in regards to your fatigue? Sleep apnea can significantly reduce your energy and impair your ability to lose weight, perpetuating your motivation and fatigue. The thyroid is a major part of your endocrine system and any disturbance in its function can have major side effects. The adrenal glands, also an important part of the endocrine system, releases cortisol which affects your sleep and wake cycle. Low levels of B12 can lead to fatigue and cause anemia in some instances. Diabetes and elevated glucose levels can impair your body’s ability to process glucose, leading to you feeling fatigue. Finally, psychological conditions should also be considered and not overlooked. These are just a few significant factors to consider when evaluating fatigue. 

The Y Factor can help address your fatigue and regain the energy you need to stay optimal.  Schedule your fatigue evaluation with one of our experts today at one of our six locations across the greater Houston area. Women have OB-GYNs, Men have The Y Factor!

Mike Manis is a board-certified nurse practitioner with a master’s of science in nursing.
Mike brings 8 years of nursing experience to The Y Factor. He graduated with honors in 2012, cum laude, with a bachelor of science in nursing. He was also inducted into the national honor society and also received the honorary Dean’s Award. He worked in the area of emergency medicine at Houston Methodist, a Magnet Hospital. While there, he pioneered advanced educational nursing programs, received honorary rewards, and became a certified emergency nurse.
In 2020, Mike earned his master’s degree as a family nurse practitioner to advance his career. Mike was also class president of his graduating class of 2020.

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