Chronic Fatigue Symptoms & Treatment

pain-squareDo you find yourself seemingly tired all of the time? Do you have a lack of concentration accompanied by joint pain? These are just a few of the symptoms that are commonly associated with a condition known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

While there are a wide variety of causes for chronic fatigue, the symptoms typically manifest themselves in one or more of the following ways:

  • Difficulty concentrating or lack of focus
  • Feeling tired almost all of the time, even after resting
  • Frequent headaches or joint pain
  • An inability or lack of ambition to exercise
  • Excess sleepiness during the middle of the day
  • Anxiety for seemingly no reason
  • Depression
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged lymph nodes

If you are currently experiencing any of the above symptoms, it could be a sign that you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or another illness requiring medical attention.

How is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosed?

In order to be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you must experience multiple symptoms for a period of six or more months. At this point, a clinical diagnosis may be given.
What are the treatment options for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may respond well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as relaxation techniques and/or medication.

In some cases, an underlying gastroenterological issue could be the culprit that is keeping you from feeling your best by suppressing your immune system, or affecting your gut health. If this is the case, our doctors can help get to the root cause of your chronic fatigue, and help you find relief.

What’s the next step?

It’s important to note that Chronic Fatigue Syndrome isn’t simply a mental or psychological issue. In fact, many cases of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are caused by an underlying problem in the digestive tract that is adversely affecting your gut health.

If you’re looking to get to the root cause of your Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and stop simply masking your symptoms, give our office in Glendale or Valley Stream, NY a call today.