Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a mysterious and difficult-to-diagnose disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that has no clear medical reason.
Aside from feeling tired after even the mildest activity, CFS sufferers can experience muscle and joint pain, sleep issues, difficulty with memory and focus, and flu-like complaints such as a sore throat and headache.
While doctors and researchers work to determine specific causes and treatments for CFS, there are indications that some people are genetically predisposed to CFS, with the onset of symptoms often triggered by a combination of factors, including hormonal imbalances, immune system dysfunction and toxin overload in the body.
Studies show that many people who suffer from chronic fatigue are often not producing necessary amounts of the very hormones responsible for proper metabolism and the maintenance of energy levels. In these patients, testing reveals an inadequate release of certain hormones, including low thyroid hormones where no thyroid disease is present, and/or inadequate amounts of cortisol, which is secreted by the adrenal glands.
Viral Infections/Immune System Dysfunction
Patients often develop CFS symptoms following certain viral infections (Epstein-Barr, human herpes virus 6, mouse leukemia viruses) and this may not be a coincidence. Viral stressors, and bacterial infections as well, set a number of negative health consequences in motion if allowed to drain the body of energy and upset the balance of the microbiome (the good vs. bad bacterial colony of the gut.) An immune system weakened by recent illness creates the perfect environment for CFS to take root.
There are currently more than four million recognized chemical compounds found in the cleaning products, home decor materials, cosmetics, personal hygiene items and other products regularly used by the average person who unwittingly consumes numerous toxins every day through the mouth, nose and skin. This accumulation of toxins in the body is now believed to be a major factor leading to CFS.
A Natural Approach
Regardless of the underlying cause, sufferers want to restore the quality of life and find relief from unrelenting fatigue and other symptoms. To determine the most likely culprit, it’s important — even necessary — to fully evaluate a patient’s overall health and wellness, including diet, lifestyle and work habits to effectively treat the condition.
At Infinity Wellness Center, we specialize in treating chronic fatigue syndrome holistically through specialized hormone testing, genetic testing, and evaluations of gut health and bodily toxin levels. Call us to discuss effective, alternative treatments for your symptoms.