Chronic Fatigue

Tri-Life Health, PC

Functional Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Fort Collins, CO

Feeling tired every once in a while is normal. If you constantly feel fatigued and sore, you might have chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia syndrome. Roger Billica, MD, William Billica, MD, and the team at Tri-Life Health in Fort Collins, Colorado, can help you find out if your symptoms are from chronic fatigue syndrome or a similar condition. The practice also offers treatments to address the underlying cause of the condition and help you return to a statue of full health. For more information about chronic fatigue, call Tri-Life Health to book an appointment today.

Chronic Fatigue Q & A

What is chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a condition that makes you extremely tired without a reasonable explanation. If you exert yourself physically or mentally, the symptoms worsen. However, they don’t get better with rest or sleep. 

The symptoms of chronic fatigue commonly appear with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is a very similar condition that causes widespread pain throughout your body and an extreme lack of energy. There are multiple possible causes for chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia, and if properly identified it is possible to reverse the condition fully.

Another condition linked with chronic fatigue is chronic inflammation, which causes fatigue, rashes, joint and muscle pain, brain fog, and other subtle symptoms. 

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue is more than general tiredness. It causes a long list of symptoms that go beyond a lack of energy. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome or a different condition that causes chronic fatigue, your symptoms might include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Unsatisfying sleep
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Dizziness
  • One or more days of exhaustion after mental or physical exertion
  • Weight gain

If you have these symptoms, you should book an appointment at Tri-Life Health for an evaluation. You can get help to find out if you have chronic fatigue syndrome or if another condition is causing your symptoms. 

How is chronic fatigue treated?

Chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia absolutely can be cured. All it takes is uncovering the underlying cause, reversing the process, and restoring normal cellular function. This may not be simple, but persistence and a comprehensive whole-body approach can accomplish wonderful results. 

Diagnosing and Treating the Underlying Cause

This can involve endocrine and hormonal issues (adrenal, thyroid, pituitary), digestive insufficiency and malnutrition, environmental and mold toxicity, chronic infections (viruses, Lyme, dental, and many other), parasites, allergies and food intolerances, neurotransmitter imbalances, mitochondrial dysfunction, and autonomic nervous system disruption.

Emotional freedom technique

During the emotional freedom technique, your provider stimulates points of energy on your body. The treatment can help you cope with the feelings of depression or despair that often come with chronic fatigue. 

Biophoton light therapy

Biophoton light therapy uses light energy to stimulate blood flow in your body. The therapy helps relieve pain and improves your mood due to increased hormone production.

Far infrared sauna treatment

Far infrared sauna treatment is a therapy that warms your body with infrared wavelength energy. The treatment can stimulate the effective removal of environmental toxins through your skin, improve your sleep and ease symptoms associated with chronic fatigue.

Frequency Specific Microcurrent™

Frequency Specific Microcurrent delivers pulses of electromagnetic energy through your body to ease widespread pain and boost your energy. It is an extremely effective way to target the underlying cause of the symptoms and support tissue health.

Oxidative/Oxygenation therapy

Oxidative therapy delivers cutting edge therapies such as high dose IV vitamin C, ozone therapies, and hyperbaric oxygen to stimulate the cells to increase the use of oxygen, improve mitochondrial energy production, and stimulate the immune system. This can  help reverse and repair the consequences of chronic fatigue. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is used as a proven  therapy to increase the level of oxygen in all body tissues as a way to improve cell function and metabolism.

Nutrition and dietary coaching

Tri-Life Health can help you determine how best to eat and modify your diet for improved energy and less inflammation. The approach involves optimizing digestion, correcting the intestinal microbiome, and optimizing cellular nutrition by helping you find the food that works best for your individual needs.

IV therapy

Tri-Life Health might recommend IV therapy with specific nutrients to boost your energy, correct underlying deficiencies, and ease your symptoms. 

For more information about chronic fatigue and available treatments for it, call Tri-Life Health for an appointment today.

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