What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)?
Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis or ME/CFS, affects between 17 and 24 million people worldwide. It is classified by exhaustion far greater than the kind experienced by healthy people, and is sometimes so severe that it gets in the way of normal daily activities. People with chronic fatigue syndrome are so tired that walking to the mailbox, writing a letter, or any otherwise mundane endeavor seems like a huge undertaking. What’s more, rest and sleep seem to have little effect on exhaustion levels.
How is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosed?
Although there is no definitive test to determine the exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome, it has often been associated with the following conditions: Fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis, mononucleosis, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, temporomandibular disorders, interstitial cystitis, post-concussion syndrome, chronic lyme disease, tension headaches, chronic pelvic pain in women, and chronic prostatitis in men.
Since it can, but not always, be connected to so many disorders, it is easy for medical doctors to overlook ME/CFS. It is estimated that out of the 2.5 million Americans affected by ME/CFS, only 20% are diagnosed.
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What are the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
ME/CFS symptoms can be easy to write off. However, people who have chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms experience a worsening of their symptoms overtime, as well as while standing or sitting upright. Almost all patients notice a reduced ability to participate in their usual activities for a period of six months or longer.
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For obvious reasons, fatigue is extremely indicative of chronic fatigue syndrome. Patients feel so exhausted that they cannot complete normal, daily activities such as walking to the mailbox or writing a letter.
Many patients have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night, making it even easier to dismiss their symptoms by attributing them to normal sleep debt.
CFS patients have been known to experience bad headaches and complain of issues with short-term memory, dizziness, and other thinking skills.
Muscle and/or Joint Pain
Restless and painful muscles and joints are often a key contributor to patients’ inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. This pain varies from patient to patient.
In addition to headaches, those suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis symptoms experience a worsening of their symptoms when participating in activities requiring deep thought and memory recall.
Those with ME/CFS symptoms may see spots or experience blurred vision. They may also notice dizziness and lightheadedness.
Coping with persistent symptoms leaves many patients feeling hopeless, especially since the majority of medical doctors have yet to find long-lasting, non-toxic treatment methods. Reach out to a friend, family member, or counselor for extra support during your battle with chronic fatigue syndrome.
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How is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome typically treated?
Once a person is diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, medical doctors typically suggest OTC and prescription drugs, depending on their most noticeable symptoms and their severity. They will also suggest antihistamines and sleeping aids to attempt to correct your sleeping habits. However, the majority of these drugs cause drowsiness as a side effect, so patients find it hard to notice any relief.
How does the Biologix Center treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
While the prevailing medical thought is to first and foremost mask the symptoms by prescribing sleep-aids for exhaustion, antihistamines for sensitivities, and pain relievers for joint pain, none of these drugs address the symptoms’ underlying causes. The Biologix Center believes in using precise, real-time testing and treatments that target the multiple imbalances in the body, enabling the body to naturally and often rapidly achieve lasting relief. The goal is to achieve the long-term restoration of health without encouraging a dependence upon medications.
Using tests such as Biospectroscopic Emission Sequence Testing (BEST), developed at the Biologix Center over 20 years ago by Dr. David A. Jernigan, D.C., we can eliminate much of the guesswork in doctoring. Unlike conventional blood tests that produce merely a snapshot of a patient’s blood on the day it was drawn, our constantly evolving technologies provide far more insight into the root causes of a patient’s symptoms as well as treatment options that are tested for compatibility and effectiveness for each patient’s unique body, before even beginning treatment.
Every system of the body is interconnected and interdependent, meaning that each system must be precisely addressed in order for the body to achieve optimal health. Health care delivery is often a minimalistic approach. It is far easier to prescribe a painkiller or antibiotic than to provide the maximum applied effort needed to truly restore the optimum form and function of the body. The Biologix Center’s approach is for those who truly desire to be well, not just feel well from drug-induced illusions of health. The best of every healing method and testing is brought to your unique case, in one-on-one, hour-long treatment sessions with the doctor treating you.
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