Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Causes & Symptoms

Man suffering from Chronic Fatigue Symptoms. We treat chronic fatigue naturally at LifeWorks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a defined clinical condition. Chronic fatigue, as the name suggests, usually manifests as extreme tiredness which cannot be remedied with sleep.

Fatigue and tiredness are symptoms which are also shared across other similar conditions such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and Epstein-Barr virus, and so it is important to have the correct testing to establish which condition is the cause of the extreme fatigue.

Women between the ages of 30 and 50 have the highest incidence of chronic fatigue, but overweight or inactive people are also at increased risk and also people who have allergies, depression or who lead very stressful lives.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Causes

One of the leading causes of chronic fatigue syndrome is stress. Stress places a heavy burden on the immune system and can set the body up for inflammation to occur, which in turn can lead to a feeling of exhaustion. Stress also depletes the function of the adrenal glands and a sign of adrenal fatigue is on-going tiredness.

Viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes-6, Candida albicans and rubella can often result in CFS occurring for two reasons. One is the increased load on the immune system resulting in fatigue as well as the endocrine reaction from the die-off of the organisms being eliminated by the body.

Other chronic fatigue syndrome causes may include hypertension, immune impairment, and hormonal problems.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms

The symptoms of CFS are very varied but the most common symptom is fatigue. However, this feeling of exhaustion typically has to last for 4-6 months before a person will be diagnosed with chronic fatigue.

Other symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Loss of memory
  • Muscle ache
  • Joint pain
  • Sore throat
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Tender lymph nodes.

Where to find Natural Treatments for Chronic Fatigue

LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time and many of our patients have regained their energy. Very few clinics offer natural treatments for CFS and so our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering this treatment where they live.

We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too.

To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web inquiry with your request.

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About Dr. Minkoff, Medical Director

Dr. David Minkoff graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School in 1974 and was elected to the “Phi Beta Kappa” of medical schools, the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Fraternity for very high academic achievement. He then completed both a Pediatric Residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of California at San Diego. He worked at the University of California and Children’s Hospitals in San Diego as an attending physician in infectious disease while conducting original research on Ribaviron, a broad spectrum anti-viral agent to fight disease. He also co-directed a neo-natal intensive care unit and worked in emergency medicine. In 1992, Dr. Minkoff’s wife Sue, a Registered Nurse, became interested in nutrition and health and began to go to lectures from some of the experts in the field. At the time, Dr. Minkoff was pretty fixed in his view of traditional medicine and it took a lot of convincing to get him to come to one of these lectures. After hearing Dr. Jeffrey Bland speak, Dr. Minkoff had a eureka moment and began pursuing the alternative field with a vengeance. Based on this new knowledge Dr. Minkoff and his wife set up a small clinic in 1997 to help some friends with their medical problems. What began as an experiment blossomed into Lifeworks Wellness Center, one of the most successful clinics for complementary medicine in the United States. In the process, he gained expertise in Biological medicine, integrative oncology, heavy metal detoxification, anti-aging medicine, hormone replacement therapy, functional medicine, energy medicine, neural and prolotherapy, homeopathy, and optimum nutrition. He studied under the masters in each of these disciplines until he became an expert in his own right. Dr. Minkoff is one of the most in-demand speakers in the field and wrote an Amazon best-selling book called The Search For The Perfect Protein. The demand for the products and protocols he discovered became a catalyst for founding BodyHealth.Com, a nutrition company that now manufactures and distributes cutting-edge nutritional solutions for the many health problems of today. Dr. Minkoff writes two free online newsletters, “The Optimum Health Report” and ”The BodyHealth Fitness Newsletter”, to help others learn about optimum health and fitness. Dr. Minkoff is an avid athlete himself and has completed 43 Ironman Triathlons. To keep his fitness maximal, he lives the lifestyle he teaches to others and tries to set an example for others, so they can enjoy a life free of pain and full of energy.