The Facts About CFS
The hallmark sign of chronic fatigue syndrome involves extreme tiredness that can occur following even light movement or exercise. These symptoms can result in loss of memory or concentration, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck or armpits, unexplained muscle or joint pain, headaches, and restless sleep.
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, though there is likely an even larger pool of people who simply have not been clinically diagnosed with CFS.
While the exact cause of CFS is unknown, there are several root issues that may be responsible. Stealth infections like the viral infection herpes- of which preliminary research has suggested may be a contributing factor. Poor diet, gut issues like SIBO, candida overgrowth, leaky gut, food allergies, hormone imbalances, exposure to environmental toxins, and psychological conditions such as OCD, anxiety, depression, and perfectionism can all trigger CFS and cause it to persist.
The Functional Medicine Approach
The conventional medicine approach to treating CFS is typically focused on the spectrum of treatment involving the emotional mindset; but that is just part of the approach that is needed.
At Alliance Integrative Medicine, our team takes a holistic approach to any chronic disorder – including chronic fatigue syndrome.
When it comes to CFS, it is important to work with a functional medicine practitioner who can not only help with the mindset/emotional component, but also determine the reason these symptoms persist by running the correct testing to determine if gut disorders, food allergies or other imbalances are to blame for your symptoms.
Once we do the correct testing, we craft a precise treatment plan unique to your needs that will include all of the necessary treatments to finally leave your chronic fatigue behind!
If you have been experiencing symptoms related to chronic fatigue and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Alliance Integrative Medicine today!
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