Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the Washington Metro Area

Functional Medicine for Families and Gynecology provides treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in the Washington metro area. Also known as chronic fatigue immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS) and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), CFS is characterized by extreme fatigue that cannot be directly tied to an underlying medical condition.
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What Is CFS?

CFS is a complicated disorder that is not relieved by simply sleeping or resting. It is progressive, and symptoms can worsen over time. Eventually, these can affect several body systems and may include:
• Impaired Memory
• Insomnia
• Loss of Mental Concentration
• Muscle Pain
• Weakness
These symptoms can cause a person to have reduced abilities to participate in exercises and other daily activities.
CFS is characterized by persistent fatigue and other specific symptoms that last for a minimum of six months in adults and three months in children or adolescents. Unfortunately, diagnosing it can be challenging and only determined after a certified physician has ruled out all other reasons.

Common Complications of CFS:

• Dizziness and Balance Problems
• Extreme Exhaustion
• Headaches
• Irritable Bowels
• Loss of Memory or Concentration
• Lymph Nodes
• Muscle Pain
• Newfound Allergies
• Night Sweats
• Unrefreshing Sleep