Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome services offered in San Jose, CA

Extreme fatigue that doesn’t let up isn’t normal, no matter your age. At the Center for Pain & Rehabilitation Medicine in San Jose, California, Michael Jadali, DO, RPh, FAAPMR, takes the time to determine if your symptoms are due to chronic fatigue syndrome. The practice offers personalized care for patients in the San Jose community who need treatment for fatigue that lingers for long periods. To make an appointment with Dr. Jadali, call the office today, or book a consultation online.

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a puzzling disorder that causes you to experience significant fatigue with little to no exertion. Any fatigue that lasts for an extended period, without any apparent reason and not improving with rest, should immediately be evaluated. The evaluation can help prevent other issues such as pain, depression and anxiety.

To be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, your symptoms can’t be attributed to any other medical condition or circumstance. The tiredness you feel is overwhelming and never seems to let up.

Who’s at risk for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is difficult to diagnose because the causes aren’t entirely understood. There is speculation that it comes on after a viral condition or extreme stress. There are, however, certain risk factors that predispose you to chronic fatigue syndrome, including:

  • Age 40 to 60
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Being female
  • Stress
  • Allergies
  • Genetics

Women seem to be at least twice as likely to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome than men. The Center for Pain & Rehabilitation Medicine considers all of these factors when determining the cause of your fatigue.

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

The main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome is fatigue that doesn’t go away with sufficient rest. This fatigue lasts for months and affects your daily activities. Other symptoms also include:

  • Insomnia
  • Other sleep issues
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Muscle pain
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Chronic sore throat

With this condition, you often wake up feeling just as tired as before you went to bed. The other symptoms accompany the fatigue but aren’t as profound.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome treated?

At the Center for Pain & Rehabilitation Medicine, the team takes a full-body approach to determine what’s causing your fatigue including extensive intracellular blood work to determine any deficiencies, thyroid, cortisol, and sex hormone evaluation.  As part of detailed evaluation, Dr. Jadali always tailors labs to your symptoms, and never looks at labs as purely normal or abnormal. If they diagnose that you have chronic fatigue syndrome, the practice offers several treatments to help.

Lifestyle changes help to subdue the sleep problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. These changes include limiting caffeine, eliminating napping, and creating a sleep routine.

The practice also prescribes medications to help with insomnia or depression related to chronic fatigue syndrome. No single medication works for everyone, so the team provides several options to help.

Alternative and holistic therapies also help with your symptoms. These treatments include massage, yoga, and acupuncture. The practice guides you to a treatment regimen that specifically works for you and your symptoms.

Call the office today or book a consultation online to make an appointment with the practice.