How can Functional Medicine address Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) has become a growing medical concern over the past few decades. Estimates put the cost of this condition in the billions of dollars, from lost productivity at work to car accidents, decreased quality of life and more.
Whether an individual is just feeling sluggish or suffers from complete exhaustion, CFS can be an incredibly stressful condition. Untreated, CFS can result in a weakened immune system or hormonal imbalances.
Chronic fatigue is characterized in a number of different ways. A person may be suffering from CFS if:
- Rest does not alleviate the fatigue;
- Even light exertion results in fatigue;
- The person has difficulty focusing or remembering things, and;
- Depression, anger or irritability.
The Functional Medicine approach to CFS focuses on specific nutrients and health factors that drive the syndrome. Such nutrients include Vitamins B1, B2, Lipoic Acid, Iron and Magnesium. This approach also focuses on heavy metals that may be causing CFS, such as Mercury, Arsenic, Flouride and Aluminum.
By focusing on these factors, Functional Medicine addresses CFS at the level of diet and lifestyle. The fact is, pharmaceutical sleeping medication does not fix the problem, it merely masks it. Traditional medicine is great at treating, but not curing.
Functional medicine takes a look at the big picture, from food to adrenal fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, environmental toxins, poor nutrient intake and more. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to Functional Medicine. Each patient is addressed according to their individual health and lifestyle markers.
If you are suffering from CFS and find that traditional treatment methods aren’t quite cutting it, contact Rosa Transformational Health today and let’s get started on raising your energy levels and overall quality of life.