Are You Tired All of the Time?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2019
Everyone gets tired sometimes. Maybe it was a long day at the office. Maybe you were a whirlwind tending to every inch of your yard all Saturday and Sunday you can’t get off the couch.
Other people are tired all the time, and it’s not due to activity. They have what is known as chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). At Creative Image Laser Solutions, Dr. Butka uses hormone therapy to treat CFS.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
When a person has CFS, the fatigue they feel doesn’t go away after rest. It endures and interferes with everyday life. Typical symptoms of CFS include fatigue that lasts for at least six months. The condition usually involves muscle pain, memory problems, headaches, pain in multiple joints, sleep problems, sore throat, and tender lymph nodes.
Who gets CFS?
Women in the 40s and 50s are more prone to developing CFS. The condition is not well understood. There is some thought in the mainstream medical community that CFS may be caused by a virus, but research has not found the link.
At Creative Image Laser Solutions, we have a better way — hormone therapy.
How we treat CFS
The first step is to educate our patients to help them understand how their endocrine system could be behind their fatigue. While the exact causes of CFS are still a mystery, there is a correlation between reduced hormone production from the adrenal glands, along with reduced cortisol production in patients with CFS.
We treat CFS with two steps. First, we perform a complete saliva and blood spot panel to check for adrenal hormone insufficiency. If the patient has low hormone production we may treat it with low doses of bio-identical adrenal hormone. We will also use actual cortisol, identical to that the human body produces, for the second phase of treatment. These treatments have delivered dramatic improvements for many of our CFS patients.
Do you feel tired all of the time? You may be suffering from CFS. Call us at Creative Image Laser Solutions, (325) 641-1927, for a consultation.