Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex, long-term disorder that affects over 2.5 million Americans. In conventional medicine it has often been a diagnosis of exclusion after other illness’ have been ruled out. CFS is characterized by extreme exhaustion, memory loss, headache, muscle fatigue, and weakness that makes it difficult to carry on with your daily functions.
Although it is not officially called an autoimmune disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome involves chronic inflammation and shares many of the root causes as autoimmune disease.
The way you live can affect your energy levels and when you think about things on the cellular level, it all makes sense. Mitochondria are responsible for production of energy in your body. They are termed the “powerhouse of the cell” because they metabolize food and oxygen into energy which provides the fuel for your daily life. But mitochondria cannot work effectively if they become damaged by toxins, chronic stress, allergens, or infections. All of these things can cause chronic inflammation and lead to the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome.
Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome involves reducing whole body inflammation. At Functional Medicine Center of Montana, our team has access to the most recent data about the potential root causes of chronic fatigue. By taking a careful history, they will identify the common etiologies of your inflammation and work to reverse them in a natural and effective way. This will allow your mitochondria to work more efficiently and thus improve your CFS symptoms.
If you have been experiencing extreme exhaustion, memory loss, weakness or other symptoms that may relate to chronic fatigue, schedule an appointment with Functional Medicine Center of Montana today and discover what you can do to restore your energy levels again!
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