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Even if you receive sufficient sleep, chronic fatigue syndrome could significantly hamper your everyday life. For months, your constant tiredness could make even the simplest activities require great effort, and you may feel at your wit’s end.

Fortunately, there is help available for you and anyone else who experiences these symptoms. Beverly Hills chronic fatigue syndrome treatment may be able to help you feel like yourself again with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. While there is no test currently available to definitively diagnose the disease, anyone dealing with constant tiredness for at least six months may have reason to suspect chronic fatigue syndrome.

Those suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are more than just exhausted. They may also suffer from other common symptoms of the condition, including:

  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Digestive problems
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Vision changes – seeing “spots” or blurriness

Even the simplest of activities may cause chronic fatigue symptom sufferers to “crash.” For example, a trip to the supermarket may prove so debilitating that something with this condition cannot make it home without sleeping for a while in their car. If someone is experiencing one of the above symptoms, they should call a doctor to learn more about Beverly Hills chronic fatigue syndrome treatments.

Risk Factors

Women between the ages of 40 and 60 are more likely to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome than any other demographic. However, teenagers—especially those diagnosed with depression—are also vulnerable.

Furthermore, people who have been diagnosed with multiple allergies, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic lower back pain and pelvic pain in women and prostatitis in men are more likely to develop chronic fatigue syndrome. There may also be a genetic component to the syndrome, as people whose close relatives suffer similar symptoms are more likely to experience chronic fatigue.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Bioidentical Hormones

Hormonal imbalance is often found in those with chronic fatigue syndrome. It is likely not coincidental that many females suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome are in the perimenopausal or menopausal stages of life when estrogen production drops considerably. Thyroid imbalances, particularly low thyroid, may also cause chronic fatigue symptoms.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can correct hormonal imbalances, allowing a person with this condition to feel better again. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are primarily derived from plant sources and are the same on the molecular level as the hormones produced by the body.

How Bioidentical Hormone Treatment Could Help

To diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome, a doctor could begin with a thorough medical examination. This would typically include an analysis of the types of symptoms the patient experiences and how they affect their life, as well as blood and saliva testing to determine the patient’s hormone levels. If they are out of balance, the doctor could prescribe bioidentical hormones custom-made for that patient in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy.

Since Beverly Hills chronic fatigue treatment is a holistic process, the doctor may also design a diet and exercise plan tailored for each patient and may recommend specific supplements for symptom relief. Poor dietary habits may contribute to chronic fatigue syndrome, so it is vital that patients consume only fresh, organic foods.

Patients would be regularly monitored and hormone dosage could be adjusted as needed. Most patients experience symptom improvement within six weeks of beginning bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Get in Touch with Dr. Edward Jacobson for Help with Chronic Fatigue

If you suspect that chronic fatigue syndrome is the cause of your constant tiredness, Dr. Edward Jacobson is available for periodic in-person consultations as well as remote meetings via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Contact Dr. Jacobson to start exploring your options for Beverly Hills chronic fatigue syndrome treatment.