Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a common yet overlooked disability. However, conventional medicine often overlooks its severity, as most patients have normal blood test results. With increasing awareness of holistic medicine, more patients are seeking treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome in Chicago.

What Can Cause Fatigue?

Common causes of fatigue are: 

  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Food intolerances that cause a mild immune response 
  • Excessive toxic burden 
  • Hormone deficiencies 
  • Overpopulation of harmful, inflammatory intestinal bacteria species
  • Insufficient numbers of friendly bacteria species 
  • Intestinal parasites 
  • Chronic viral infections
  • Post-viral issues 
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Other serious pathology requiring additional treatment 

Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

Chronic fatigue includes several (or more) symptoms from a long list of potential issues, making its manifestation different for every patient. They include: 

  • Fatigue that does not improve with rest 
  • Inability to exercise 
  • Insomnia, anxiety, and/or depression 
  • Low level of motivation and focus 
  • Poor immunity with frequent infections 
  • Menstrual cycle dysregulation, such as increased pain or infrequent menstruation 
  • Gastrointestinal problems 
  • Chronic pain 

At Health Box Clinic, we understand how important it is to diagnose and treat chronic fatigue early. It is easier to reverse or prevent disease the sooner we address the underlying problems. 

Chronic fatigue treatment depends on its causes. For example, you may require supplementation of nutrients involved in cellular energy production, or herbs and nutrients that calm inflammation. If dysregulated gut bacteria populations are contributing to your fatigue, probiotics may be recommended. 

Additionally, CFS treatment can involve naprapathy interventions if you have localized issues alongside or contributing to the condition. Infrared therapy, cold laser therapy, and PEMF may help to relieve sites of chronic pain, poorly-healing injuries, or even some gastrointestinal issues. 

Diagnosing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 

Dr. Lev Kipnis, D.N., Ph.D., uses Sensitiv Audit alongside examination for patients in Glenview and all other Chicago suburbs. This non-invasive yet powerful device identifies diseases before symptoms appear, with a stunning 97% rate of accuracy. It allows us to identify the underlying source of your problems, such as chronic viral infections or digestive issues. It is an essential tool when treating CFS, as its symptom patterns are non-specific and sometimes changeable.  

If you have chronic fatigue and want to book an initial consultation, call Health Box Clinic today at 847-724-1777 or contact us online.

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