If you've been experiencing severe exhaustion that's lasted longer than six months, you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). If left unchecked, CFS could not only leave you at a loss for energy, it could begin to diminish your quality of life.
Chronic Fatigue Symptoms
In addition to the obvious symptom from which chronic fatigue gets its name, there are other symptoms doctors look for when trying to make a diagnosis:
Memory loss or trouble concentrating
Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or armpits
Joint pain with no swelling or redness
Headaches unlike any others you've previously experienced
Sleeping without feeling rested
Exhaustion that lasts more than 24 hours after any moderate physical activity
Causes of Chronic Fatigue
Causes of chronic fatigue include hormonal imbalances particularly cortisol and thyroid hormones, immune dysfunctions including probable infections (viral, bacterial, fungal) environmental toxicities, food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, chronic stress.
One of the leading causes of chronic fatigue is hormonal imbalance. Particularly cortisol and the hormones produced in the thyroid gland can lead to fatigue. Your doctor will likely perform a hormone level check to see if your CFS is the result of any imbalance.
Treating CFS with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Treatment must be aimed at restoring hormonal imbalances using bioidentical hormone therapy as well as specific dietary and nutraceutical interventions combined with lifestyle / environment recommendations.
Living with chronic fatigue makes every day difficult. If you're constantly tired or having trouble concentrating at work, imbalanced hormones may be causing CFS. For more information, please (914) 245-3056 or request more information online.