Though it is estimated that as many as 4 million Americans suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, it is believed that just roughly half of them have not consulted with a doctor about their condition. Why? Maybe because our "to-do list" society has become so accustomed to feeling tired all the time that it's something we accept as normal. However, there is nothing normal about chronic fatigue, with signs and symptoms that may include:
- Muscle pain
- Difficulty concentrating
- Impaired memory
- Fatigue lasting longer than 24 hours after physical exertion
With causes and cure unknown, pain management of chronic fatigue is key. Natural remedies have proven effective, including acupuncture, IV nutrient therapy, vitamin injections and homeopathy, all of which are offered by the holistic doctors here at Southwest Integrative Medicine.