Are you feeling tired all the time, and not sure why?
Do you wake up feeling exhausted, even after a long night’s sleep?
Do you just not have as much energy as you used to?
If so, you may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome.
This disorder can make life much more difficult. Even simple, every day activities take more effort.
However, naturopathic medicine can help discover the underlying cause of your chronic fatigue and provide solutions to deal with it.
What Is Chronic Fatigue?
Sometimes, you get tired.
This is the human body’s natural response to a tiring circumstance. If you’ve been burning the midnight oil to finish a report, your new baby has been keeping you up all night crying, or you just ran a marathon, you’ll be tired. Of course, you’ll be tired – no one should be surprised there.
This is called acute fatigue. It’s easy to pinpoint to a specific cause, and it generally goes away after one or two good night’s sleeps.
Chronic fatigue is something different. Those who suffer from chronic fatigue also face exhaustion, but it isn’t as easy to find out why. Even after a full night of restful, optimal sleep, after a low-stress day, you may still feel exhausted the next morning.
If this goes on for an extended period of time, see Dr. Maria – it’s likely you have chronic fatigue.
While it’s known as chronic fatigue in every day conversation, it’s also known as systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID) or myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), or ME/CFS
Symptoms Of Chronic Fatigue
Other than the obvious “feeling tired all the time”, chronic fatigue has a number of different symptoms associated with it. These include:
- Sore throat
- Difficulty concentrating
- Memory loss
- Non-rejuvenating sleep
- Pain in your joints or muscles
- Inflamed lymph nodes
- Long-lasting exhaustion after any exertion
Causes Of Chronic Fatigue
Conventional medicine looks at chronic fatigue from a symptom-based approach. By prescribing antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, sleep aids and other pharmaceuticals, they may be able to help manage your symptoms. However, these treatments don’t address the root cause. On top of this, they may come with their own side effects.
At the Mindful Healing Clinic, Dr. Maria will work to better understand the underlying causes of your chronic fatigue. These causes may include:
- Hormonal imbalance
- Thyroid condition
- Digestive disorder
- Nutritional deficiencies
- Celiac disease, or other food allergies
- Oxidative stress
- Viral infections
- Autoimmune conditions
- Lifestyle factors
Naturopathic Solutions For Chronic Fatigue
Each of the above disorders comes with its own set of symptoms, one of which is chronic fatigue. So by comparing your symptoms with these conditions, as well as ordering any laboratory tests which need to be done, we can find out which of these issues affect you.
Once we’ve discovered the underlying cause, Dr. Maria will provide you with a treatment plan that addresses it. The goal is to take care of what’s making you tired in the first place, rather than just covering up the symptoms.
As well, each of the above disorders has its own unique treatment protocol. Depending on the cause of your chronic fatigue, Dr. Maria may offer a wide range of different solutions. These may include nutritional and lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine, acupuncture, weight management, detoxification, reiki, and more.
Whatever is lying beneath the surface and causing your chronic fatigue, Dr. Maria will work to find it and provide you with a solution for it.
Contact the Mindful Healing Clinic today to book an appointment, and take your first step toward feeling more alert, more well-rested, and living a healthier life.