Q. I enjoyed meeting Dr Ben at the Dr Oz Event at Bastyr University. I am looking for supplements to boost energy for a systemic lupus female with kidney and anemia of chronic disease. So no zinc or magnesium.
Good to meet you as well! It is always good to go back to Bastyr and experience how it is growing and the people behind the scenes making it all happen.
Before I can suggest anything for supporting energy in an individual with SLE, I need to know more.
There are numerous things which can support energy; however, her fatigue can be caused from numerous things:
- poor dietary intake and lack of effective protein and complex carbohydrates. This is tricky with kidney disease but proteins need to be ingested in some form. And in early kidney disease, protein intake is fine.
- concurrent diseases such as Hashimoto's Thyroiditis which is a common 'rider' with other autoimmune diseases especially in women.
- environmental exposures can make one fatigued such as molds, formaldehyde, foam matt...