Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hawaii | CFS Relief and Treatment
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Symptoms
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), otherwise known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is often accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle and joint pain, difficulty sleeping, and problems with memory and concentration.
Other common symptoms include: bloating; nausea; diarrhea; night sweats or chills; brain fogginess; dizziness; shortness of breath; chronic cough; visual disturbances; allergies or sensitivities to foods, alcohol, and chemicals; irregular heartbeat or palpitations; jaw pain, or pain in eyes or mouth. A qualified naturopathic doctor can usually devise a protocol that will be effective in treating the symptoms, as well as creating health and well-being for the totality of the patient.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is currently defined as severe fatigue lasting more than six months while also experiencing at least four of the following symptoms:
Loss of memory or concentration
Enlarged lymph nodes
Sleep without feeling rested
Numbness and tingling of the extremities
Extreme exhaustion lasting more than 24 hours after physical or mental exercise
What Our Patients Have to Say About Our Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment and Relief:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment In Honolulu, Hawaii
The pressing question is “how do I resolve this oppressive feeling of fatigue and exhaustion?”
Our First Steps and Initial Consultation
My first recommendation is to muster up enough energy to pick up the phone and call to schedule a consultation with our office, which is experienced in treating chronic fatigue syndrome in Hawaii. In-person is always best. However, over the phone, FaceTime or zoom will work as well.
During our consultation, I will get a comprehensive overview of all the relevant aspects of your life that may be contributing to your fatigue. I will then order the appropriate diagnostic tests to confirm the other variables contributing to your chronic fatigue syndrome.
Next Steps: Additional Assessments
As a doctor, CFS is a disorder that I see often among patients that come to our health clinic. I will look at your blood, urine, and saliva to rule out or determine appearances of anemia, infection, viruses, triglycerides, insulin resistance, nutritional imbalances and deficiencies, thyroid function, auto-immune suspicions, and other hormones imbalances, and the gut microbiome.
Your immune system will be assessed as well as your lymphatic wellness and blood circulation. These factors may be assessed with thermometry, which we use in the Center for Natural Healing Hawaii, to find irregular patterns, blockages, inflammation, and other obstacles to healing, giving us clues on how to best proceed with your treatment.
What to Expect After Your First Visit
The good news is that by the end of your very first visit at our office in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the Island of Oahu, I will have gathered enough information to initiate a treatment plan for you to get your system ready for action. If there is a history of certain viruses, I will employ powerful anti-viral agents from nature’s botanical garden and test for bio-compatibility to match your delicate system.
If there are diet and lifestyle-related concerns, we will address them accordingly. Over time, each area of imbalance will be addressed, during which time, your energy will begin to emerge in exciting and refreshing ways.
How the Center for Natural Healing Hawaii Can Help With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
If you or someone you know has chronic fatigue syndrome, please remember there is good news, and there is hope. At the Center for Natural Healing Hawaii, as a doctor that treats CFS, I will find the causes using laboratories and diagnostic equipment from around the world. We will rapidly learn of many of the causes and contributing factors creating your syndrome. And then we will work together, as you go one step at a time toward the direction of your desired outcome…to feel good.
Perhaps the even better news is that it can happen relatively quickly. CFS treatment in Hawaii typically takes three to six months, and you will be really happy that you set out on this journey. Additionally, many of your concurrent issues will spontaneously disappear. Your body will begin to feel alive, invigorated, vital and you will have motivation and enthusiasm. It sounds like a dream. It is if you make it yours. I am here to assist, guide and support you on your journey.
Varying Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The reality is that there are many causes of chronic fatigue, especially in those that are living in Honolulu, Hawaii. And every person has a unique combination of these factors that compound the effects of fatigue. Burnout is a huge epidemic, sometimes referred to as adrenal fatigue. While adrenal fatigue is talked about with great regularity amongst those who feel overwhelmed and burned out, it isn’t an actual medical diagnosis but rather a collection of symptoms such as body aches and weight loss, usually due to skipping meals during long work hours, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and poor digestion.
It is a common phenomenon for men and women in their 40s to skip meals, thinking that they are too busy and need to get too many things done before they even think about taking care of themselves.
Adrenal Insufficiency and Chronic Fatigue
The medical term of “adrenal insufficiency” refers to a dis-regulation or inadequate production of the hormones produced by the adrenal glands. These hormones include cortisol, epinephrine, norepinephrine and DHEA. When these hormones are not being produced by the adrenal glands in adequate amounts the body may experience lightheadedness, unexplained weight loss, low blood pressure, body aches, fatigue, loss of hair and skin discoloration. Testing the body for proper adrenal function is recommended if you are experiencing a number of these symptoms.
The Impact of Dietary Choices on Chronic Fatigue and Energy Levels
Another causal factor to feeling tired all the time has to do with our food choices. Diets rich in sugar and processed flour, laced with additives, preservatives, and food colorings will contribute to malaise, fatigue and crashes of energy. Fresh foods, from the earth, rich in fragrant smells, color and taste, that has not been altered or processed provides the nutrients necessary for vital energy. If you are eating fresh foods and still feel lethargic, there are probably other contribution factors.
The Impact of Depressive Disorders and Anxiety on Chronic Fatigue
Depressive disorders and anxiety can cause chronic fatigue. The feelings of hopelessness, despair, feeling alone, isolated and afraid are states that keep one in bondage unable to experience themselves and life to the fullest. If you are feeling this way, please do reach out for support from a compassionate loved one, friend, therapist or caring holistic physician, like me, for help in moving you through these feelings and the ways you are experiencing life. We are here to support and assist in creating ideas for change.
Eating & Self Sabotaging Behaviors
Obesity, chronic binging, purging and other eating behaviors can create feelings of self loathing and worthlessness. This is another signal for you to seek help. There are specialists and groups that can work with you to get beyond these self sabotaging behaviors. And don’t think you are the only one. I have been in professional practice for over 30 years, and these behaviors are experienced more than you would imagine. Drop the shame and pick up the phone.
Additional Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Many medications have side-effects, some may interrupt your normal energy, sleep or stamina. Chemical exposure can have lingering and long lasting side effects including fatigue.
Undiscovered food intolerances may lead to fatigue. It is common to crave the very thing that your body cannot process well, leading to bloating, pain and fatigue.
Unresolved Relationship Issues and Emotional Distress
Unresolved relationship issues and overwhelming loads of other’s expectations can all lead to chronic fatigue syndrome. However, in my experience, it is never one thing.
A prolonged state of being overwhelmed may lead to overeating, overeating may lead to chronic allergies, constipation, fungal infections or obesity. Relationship issues may lead to overworking to avoid the issues, which may then lead to exhaustion, anxiety and depression.