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Chronic Illness Information:

There are several Causes Of Chronic Fatigue that Dr. Elliott treats regularly. If you feel tired all of the time, read this article to learn about some of the common reasons people suffer from low energy.

For women of childbearing years and children, Iron Deficiency is a common cause of anemia, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and immune system weakness.  Read this to learn more about the symptoms of low iron and how this problem is identified and treated. 

Hypothyroidism, also known as Low Thyroid Function, commonly causes chronic fatigue, depression, easy weight gain (or difficult weight loss), fibromyalgia symptoms, PMS, menstrual problems, high cholesterol, arthritis and many other health problems. 

Poor sleep, also known as insomnia, commonly disrupts people's health. One common reason people can't sleep is due to a Melatonin Deficiency.  The hormone melatonin regulates sleep but also protects the body from the wear and tear affects of aging.  When it's low, one can experience not only sleep problems, but may also have an increased risk for breast cancer or prostate cancer, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis (MS), high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

Do you have heartburn, nausea, indigestion, bloating after eating, diarrhea, hypoglycemia, low bone density (osteoporosis), or an autoimmune condition? You may be one of the millions who are suffering with undiagnosed Gluten Intolerance.  This condition, also known as celiac disease, is a illness caused by an inability to tolerate eating wheat, rye, and barley. We're adding to our (gluten free low carb recipe page).

Another common reason for digestion problems is low digestive enzyme production.  Digestive enzymes, or pancreatic enzymes, are necessary for proper breakdown of food.  When enzymes are low, symptoms such as indigestion, heartburn, burping, intestinal gas, bloating, sugar cravings, diarrhea or constipation can occur.

If you suffer from Anxiety and Depression, you'll want to learn more about why it may not just be "all in your head".

Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in North America and has far reaching negative health consequences. Dr Elliott evaluates all of her patients for this common vitamin deficiency. Darcy Elliott a sports injury acupuncturist and Dr. Elliott's office manager (and husband), has been keeping track of vitamin D news and research for Dr Elliott's patients. Due to the sheer volume of recent vitamin D press (it's a hot topic), he ran out of room on the bulletin boards at the clinic! To address this problem he has created a web site about vitamin D deficiency.

For more information about chronic health problems visit the Health Resources Link Library.  Here you will find Dr. Elliott's favorite educational websites.


Read more articles by Pat Elliott ND
Anxiety and Depression
Common Causes Of Fatigue
Iron Deficiency
Low Thyroid Function
Could it be Gluten Intolerance?
Melatonin Deficiency
Digestive Enzymes


Pat Elliott, ND
Elliott Health Care
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Bellingham, WA 98225

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