What is chronic fatigue?
No one really knows the cause of chronic fatigue, but our opinion at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine is that this is a lifestyle illness. After the post-industrial revolution in the United States, there was a change in dietary habits, food supply, exposure to chemicals, and stress levels, to name a few. Living with chronic fatigue today can make every daily task seem like it takes all of your energy to get things done. Sometimes this chronic fatigue can last for years if left untreated.
Board-certified otolaryngologist and certified clinical nutritionist Dr. Constantine Kotsanis understands how this can be detrimental to your health and livelihood. We offer consultations and health evaluations at our office in Grapevine, TX to patients of all ages. When the body ecology breaks down, our solution at Kotsanis Institute is to test function, address any malfunctioning organs or hormones, adjust nutrition, deal with infections, cleanse the body, and then do what we can to rebuild the immune system. Find out more in a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kotsanis by requesting an appointment today.
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"Dr. Kotsanis and his staff are loving, caring, and work with you toward better health. I was miserable with Lyme and other conditions just starting to decline to the point of sleeping most the day, Plantar’s fasciitis so painful it hurt to walk, brain fog, cognitive issues, horrible Lyme anxiety, etc etc I had no desire to take weeks of antibiotics that other doctors recommended especially since I’d been diagnosed with chronic Lyme that doesn’t respond well to just antibiotics and I already had damage from 4 years of antibiotics when I was young. My husband took me to Dr. Kotsanis (mind you we live in Houston). I didn’t even want to hope again and be disappointed. But within weeks of treatment, I began to improve. After 6 months, I feel like a different person. The culture of the clinic and everyone who works there are amazing! I love the people and their passion to best serve their patients and make vulnerable sick people feel cared for! I only go back now and again for a treatment but I love seeing the caring knowledgeable staff. I truly wish they’d train other medical practices how to create such a caring knowledgeable culture."- S.M. / Facebook / Jan 08, 2021
"Dr. Kotsanis treated my diabetic husband with meds and nebulizers after a diagnosis of Covid-19. When Doc then diagnosed double pneumonia in Jim, his staff located one of the two x-ray facilities within 30 miles that would take a Covid-positive patient. After reading the results, Doc referred Jim to Baylor Dallas, the only hospital that could treat patients with remdesivir. Although gravely ill, Jim went home 16 days later."- M.W. / Facebook / Jan 06, 2021
Defining Your chronic fatigue
The cause or causes of chronic fatigue have not been identified, and there are no specific diagnostic tests available. Moreover, since many illnesses have incapacitating fatigue as a symptom, care must be taken to exclude other known and often treatable conditions before making a diagnosis of chronic fatigue.
With chronic fatigue, it can be debilitating to function at a substantially lower level of activity than before the onset of this illness. In order to receive a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome by Dr. Kotsanis, your symptoms, lasting six months or longer, may include at least two of the following:
- Substantial impairment in short-term memory or concentration
- Sore throat
- Tender lymph nodes
- Muscle pain
- Multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
- Headaches of a new type, pattern, or severity
- Sleep that leaves you feeling unrefreshed
- Post-exertional malaise lasting more than 24 hours
These symptoms must have persisted or recurred during six or more consecutive months of illness and must not have predated the fatigue.
Our Treatment options for your Fatigue
Every patient who is treated for chronic fatigue will have their own treatment plan to follow based on their presenting symptoms, blood work, and medical history. Dr. Kotsanis will provide education, as well as appropriate medication options in traditional and integrative medicine to help you get back to feeling normal again. Our team at Kotsanis Institute of Functional Medicine can also talk to you about your nutrition, self-care, fitness, vitamins, supplements, and sleep schedule to help you along the way.
No More Profound Fatigue
Dr. Kotsanis and his staff at Kotsanis Institute combine traditional mainstream medical care with complementary medical treatment methods for a dynamic, individualized approach to health. This is especially true for medical conditions, like chronic fatigue, that present like so many other illnesses, Dr. Kotsanis will strive to help you feel better and find new ways to have more energy so that you can live your best life. Make an appointment to see Dr. Kotsanis at his office in Grapevine, TX to dicuss your chronic fatigue symptoms and learn about your treatment options.
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