Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Do you wake up sluggish after a long night of sleep?
- Do you have difficulty concentrating due to extreme tiredness throughout the day?
- Do you struggle with insomnia even after you have spent the entire day fatigued and ready for bed?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a major problem in America today that affects the daily activities of people of all ages, not only adults, but also for children and adolescents.
The Traditional Medicine Approach
Your family doctor has probably struggled with combating your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because its symptoms are wide ranging and subjective. Headaches, muscle pain, fainting, mood swings, digestive issues, palpitations, a sore throat . . . these are just a few of the symptoms suffered by people with Chronic Fatigure Syndrome, but they are also symptoms suffered by individuals with a host of other conditions or acute illness.
Since the traditional medicine has not yet identified a key indicator for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, there are no medications currently prescribed as the cure-all for this syndrome. This is particularly difficult since the traditional model of medicine is to identify the symptom and prescribe medication to counteract that symptom.
Many physicians take a "team approach" to treatment. You might first see your primary care physician who refers you to certain specialists depending on your symptoms, and you may even be referred to a licensed counselor to assist with the emotional component of the stress placed on your body.
How Functional Medicine Is Different
The field of Functional Medicine has experienced incredible breakthroughs over the past few years due to its focus on Functional Blood Chemistry. Researchers have discovered specific biological markers in your blood stream that help to pinpoint the root cause of the symptoms. This allows the doctors at the Institute for Functional Health to narrow their focus on solving the underlying cause of the symptom.
Based on the results of your lab work, our doctors will customize a gameplan for you to eliminate the numerous symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Symptom. Our patients have already proven that this non-medicated and non-invasive treatment plan is the elusive cure for you to re-gain your energy and passion for an active lifestyle with friends and family.