We are all familiar with the sensation of exhaustion, but chronic fatigue syndrome, formally known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a medical condition that causes severe and unusual exhaustion.
If you are suffering from chronic fatigue, you may feel so tired that you cannot complete simple, daily activities. Since chronic fatigue syndrome cannot be identified using standard medical tests, it is essential that you seek your care and treatment from a practice like MindBodySpirit Care that can recognize the subtle symptoms of chronic fatigue and provide a treatment plan that addresses the whole body and mind.
Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The language used to label CFS is misleading. The term “fatigue” isn’t strong enough, given that patients who have experienced both chemotherapy and CFS say that CFS is far worse. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is really characterized by an inability to function due to extreme energy deficits. In addition to feeling devoid of energy, CFS is also defined by the following symptoms:
- Loss of memory
- Inability to concentrate
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Unexplained muscle or joint pain
- Difficulty sleeping or poor sleep
How to Diagnose Your CFS
Chronic fatigue syndrome has the potential to derail your life, but it is difficult to diagnose since it lacks direct tests and screening systems like other diseases. The symptoms that define CFS are also associated with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and other conditions, making diagnosis all the more challenging. There are very few CFS experts in the country, but those who do understand the disease- like Dr. Shemesh- consider the baseline for the disease to be six months of inability to function normally due to severe fatigue and energy loss.
Seek Holistic Treatment For Chronic Fatigue in Tampa, Florida
When you turn to Dr. Shemesh to help you identify and overcome CFS, he will assess the health of your body in numerous ways to determine the root causes of your chronic fatigue. Dr. Shemesh will also recommend a blend of natural therapies including dietary changes, supplements, and lifestyle habits to help you heal permanently from chronic fatigue, rather than simply addressing individual symptoms without a long-term solution.
Thanks to the care available at MindBodySpirit Care, chronic fatigue does not have to disrupt your life and threaten your health. Call Dr. Shemesh at (813) 935-2272 today to make your first appointment.