For many people, eating healthier, getting more sleep, and exercising regularly will improve symptoms of fatigue. But for some, these positive health changes are not enough to restore and revitalize their body. When fatigue becomes daily and unrelenting despite adequate rest, it is called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). CFS is a nearly constant state of exhaustion that develops over time and diminishes physical and mental energy.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating and complex disorder. Symptoms affect several body systems and may include weakness, muscle pain, impaired mental concentration, exercise intolerance and insomnia. Previously pleasurable activities such as social outings and basic daily activities often become severely reduced or stopped all together.
- Muscle pain
- Impaired mental concentration
- Exercise intolerance
The holistic physicians at Health Momentum will first rule out any underlying causes of fatigue through lab work and examination. Once this has been established, a customized therapeutic program will be designed to reduce your fatigue and renew your body.
Chronic fatigue is often connected to adrenal fatigue (abnormal cortisol production) and hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production). To determine if you are suffering from one of these health concerns, salivary and urine analysis is available at Health Momentum. Other possible causes of chronic fatigue can be; iron deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, food sensitivities, compromised immune system or a diet high in refined carbohydrates.