By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC and Russell Shein
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that is not explained by any specific medical condition. Generally the cause is a combination of various factors. Among these are age, gender, hormone imbalances, stress, infections and immune system problems. Chronic Fatigue can make it difficult to perform day to day activities. It can leave you tired for even a full day after strenuous physical or mental activity.
Common signs of Chronic Fatigue include, but are not limited to: fatigue, concentration issues, unexplained muscle pain, lack of sleep quality, brain fog, headaches, and enlarged nodes in the neck or armpits. These symptoms can make it hard to go about your day, and can lead to setting lifestyle restrictions on yourself, which can lead to social isolation and depression. We can do specific chronic fatigue testing kits to get to the root cause of your fatigue. Our goal is to find the places where your body is out of balance and thus is causing unnecessary symptoms. By learning more about your body and it’s needs you may be able to improve your energy and quality of life.
When someone contacts our clinic and says they have chronic fatigue we normally start with a comprehensive thyroid test plus an adrenal saliva test. Take cortisol for example, it should be highest in the morning so you can have that get up and go energy, and then cortisol should drop slightly throughout the day being the lowest at bedtime so you can fall asleep. If your body is lacking in cortisol it will be tired. Thyroid problems can also be to blame for chronic fatigue and comprehensive testing is crucial. Testing should include TSH, Free T3, Free T4, IgF-1 which shows pituitary function plus thyroid antibodies.
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Medical disclaimer: Testing cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.