Chronic fatigue syndrome is a persistent, complex disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be explained by any specific medical condition and can be set off with even normal to low activity.
Many people believe that having low energy is directly tied to the amount of sleep they receive each night. However, sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome know that even when they get enough sleep, they will still feel the consequences of their condition. When symptoms persist even after a full night's rest, it can be an indicator that there is a more serious problem that is occurring.
Signs of Chronic Fatigue
Signs of chronic fatigue often include extreme tiredness throughout the day and following light movement or exercise. Other signs include short or long term memory loss, poor decision making, brain fog, and cognitive decline.
The cause of chronic fatigue can vary, but the most common reasons include poor dietary choices, food allergies/sensitivities, adrenal dysfunction, or gastrointestinal issues. Other causes include a hidden infection, exposure to environmental toxins, poor detoxification capacity, and high stress.
At Total Body Health Functional Medicine, Dr. Cirelli has training to assist with the most common reasons for chronic fatigue syndrome. He will have a detailed conversation with you about your current medical history and the severity of your symptoms before developing a natural and individualized treatment plan to help ease your fatigue and regain your energy, so you can get back to the life that you love.
If you have been experiencing symptoms related to chronic fatigue syndrome and are looking for answers, apply for a free 10 minute consult with Dr. Cirelli at Total Body Health Functional Medicine today!