Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jwalant Patel, PA-C -  - Hormone Replacement Specialist

MyFitMed

Jwalant Patel, PA-C

Hormone Replacement Specialist & Testosterone Replacement Specialist located in Dallas, TX

Chronic fatigue syndrome: the name of this condition doesn’t begin to hint at the extent of the deep fatigue, the extreme lack of energy, the physical pain, and their combined impact on daily life. MyFitMed understands the magnitude of this complex disease and offers the support you need in the form of nutrient and hormone replacement. Please call our office in Dallas, Texas, or use the online booking tool to schedule a same-day consultation.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Q & A

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or myalgic encephalomyelitis, is diagnosed when a patient has extreme fatigue lasts at least six months, and isn’t due to another health condition.

The fatigue doesn’t improve with rest, and it typically worsens after any activity that requires mental or physical exertion. This type of fatigue makes it hard to perform even the simplest daily tasks like getting dressed in the morning.

While the cause of CFS hasn’t been determined, it may be triggered by a viral infection or an immune system dysfunction. In some cases, it develops after a period of physical stress, such as surgery. People with CFS often have abnormal blood levels of hormones.

Are you at risk for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Even though there’s no way to predict whether you’ll develop CFS, some people have a higher risk. CFS can occur at any age, but it commonly develops in a patient's 40s and 50s. Women are two to four times more likely to develop CFS than men.

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

In addition to fatigue and unrefreshing sleep, patients with CFS experience symptoms such as:

  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain without swelling
  • Impaired short-term memory
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sore throat
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Headaches of a new type or strength

 

Your CFS symptoms may develop gradually over time or suddenly appear. They can come and go or last for years.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome treated?

Treatment for CFS begins with a thorough examination and blood tests to rule out underlying health conditions and determine your blood levels of hormones and nutrients. Then our provider customizes your treatment plan to meet your specific health needs.

Multiple treatment approaches are available at MyFitMed, such as IV and IM vitamins, and hormone replacement including testosterone, thyroid, HGH Peptide to optimize your health.

Testosterone replacement may be accomplished with injections, BioTE® pellets, cream or patch.

Please don’t continue to struggle with fatigue — call MyFitMed or book a consultation online for a thorough evaluation.