Chronic Fatigue

Wellspring LifeCare -  - Integrative Medicine Clinic

Wellspring LifeCare

Integrative Medicine Clinic & Advanced Diagnostic Center located in Irvine, CA

If you’re always tired and live with aches and pains but don’t have a discernible illness, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome. At Wellspring LifeCare in Irvine, California, Dr. Sheri Ho provides comprehensive consultations to diagnose chronic fatigue and offers holistic, patient-focused treatments to replenish your energy and help you return to a healthy and active lifestyle. Call Wellspring LifeCare or make an appointment online today.

Chronic Fatigue Q & A

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex condition that is often challenging to diagnose. Chronic fatigue symptoms vary greatly, and your experience is unique. In addition to extreme tiredness and fatigue despite getting sufficient rest, chronic fatigue syndrome causes other symptoms including:

  • Poor memory
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • A sore throat
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Extreme exhaustion after physical or mental exertion

Chronic fatigue can also cause complications including depression, anxiety, and social isolation. It can lead to lost work and get in the way of your hobbies and recreation.

What causes chronic fatigue?

The causes of chronic fatigue syndrome are not fully understood. However, if you have chronic fatigue, you are much more sensitive to physical and mental exertion than others. This sensitivity could be due to a compromised immune system, hormonal imbalances, or viruses. Chronic fatigue is also linked to inflammation and conditions such as leaky gut.

What methods diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

The doctors at Wellspring LifeCare diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome with a comprehensive physical exam and consultation. We talk to you about your personal and family medical history, lifestyle, overall wellness, and your symptoms. While there’s no single test to identify chronic fatigue syndrome, the doctors may order blood tests to check for signs of other conditions that could be contributing to your symptoms. This information helps your doctor create a customized treatment plan to improve your overall health and relieve your symptoms.

What approaches treat chronic fatigue?

At Wellspring LifeCare, we take a holistic approach to treating chronic fatigue. We aim to improve your overall health and resolve any underlying issues that contribute to your chronic fatigue symptoms.

Our team combines Eastern and Western medicine for a well-rounded approach to wellness. For example, we offer state-of-the-art diagnostic testing as well as alternative therapies including herbal prescriptions, supplements, and acupuncture. We may also suggest lifestyle modifications such as dietary changes, or recommend yoga or meditation to enhance your wellbeing.

Call Wellspring LifeCare or schedule a consultation online today for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment and care for chronic fatigue.


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