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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Q&A

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

It’s easy to dismiss feeling tired and run down as a temporary consequence of your busy, modern life. However, when your exhaustion, body aches, and other fatigue symptoms don’t improve with rest, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex condition that can be challenging to diagnose and treat, as your experience with chronic fatigue syndrome is unique.

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome causes a wide range of disruptive symptoms that can severely impact your overall wellness. In addition to mental and physical fatigue and weakness, you may also have:

  • Disrupted sleep

  • Lightheadedness

  • Cognitive fog

  • Light sensitivity

  • Irritability

  • Depression

Chronic fatigue can also cause physical symptoms, such as headaches, sore throats, chills, and night sweats. You may also have digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome.

What causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

Medical researchers and physicians haven’t identified a specific cause for chronic fatigue syndrome. They understand the condition stems from many factors, including a compromised immune system, hormonal imbalances, and poor digestive health.

Your risk of chronic fatigue increases if you have an unhealthy lifestyle, chronic illnesses, or high stress levels.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome treated?

Dr. Bonlie understands that when you have chronic fatigue syndrome, you have a complicated medical history and have probably tried several treatments to resolve your symptoms. He begins with a comprehensive consultation and physical exam so he can develop a detailed understanding of your condition. He may order lab tests to check for signs of other health issues that could contribute to your symptoms or interfere with your wellness.

Dr. Bonlie creates customized, integrative treatment plans designed to relieve your symptoms while also improving your overall health. Your chronic fatigue syndrome treatment plan follows the SHINE (sleep, hormones, immune support, nutrition, and exercise) protocol.

The SHINE protocol uses customized therapies, including natural hormone therapy, nutritional therapies, and supplements designed to restore imbalances in your body. Dr. Bonlie personalizes each part of your SHINE protocol. As your body returns to a state of balance and wellness, your symptoms subside and you return to a healthy, active life.

Call Dr. Bonlie or schedule a consultation online today for integrative, patient-focused treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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