Chronic Fatigue Doctor Boca Raton, FL

If you suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, you know how exhaustion is an everyday reality. No matter what you may try, nothing seems to shake that feeling of extreme fatigue.

Dr. David Borenstein is a top functional medicine practitioner in Florida who helps patients find relief from CFS. He understands that there’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treating CFS. That’s why his treatments are tailored to your body and what you’re experiencing.

To schedule your consultation with Florida’s top chronic fatigue specialist, please call (754) 247-0122 today!

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Despite not fully knowing what causes CFS, we do know that it mostly strikes women in their 40s and 50s. The main symptom is feeling severe enough fatigue that it affects your daily life. This is the type of extreme fatigue that lasts a long time – at least six months – and doesn’t resolve with bed rest.

In addition to tiredness, you may also experience:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Difficulty getting out of bed
  • Crashing during the day
  • Increased energy at night
  • Multi-joint pain
  • Poor sleep
  • Weight gain
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen or tender lymph nodes in your armpits or neck

CFS can also cause other issues, such as insomnia, memory loss, or an inability to concentrate.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment

At Manhattan Integrative Medicine, Dr. Borenstein uses the proven and highly successful S.H.I.N.E.® Protocol to treat CFS symptoms.

This particular treatment method was created and tested by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, a chronic fatigue expert. He found that those who followed this particular approach saw significant relief from their CFS symptoms. The results improved over time, with many showing continued improvement two years after the study ended.

S.H.I.N.E.® stands for the five main areas that, when addressed at the same time, help powerfully treat your CFS. These five areas are:

  1. Sleep

    Those with CFS require a significant amount of sleep. After a close examination, Dr. Borenstein will prescribe a sleep support regimen to help you rest and replenish your energy. This may include:

    • Sleep supplements, such as amino acids (L-theanine and tryptophan), melatonin, or 5HTP to help you unwind and achieve quality sleep.
    • Medications, such as Ambien, Gabapentin, or Trazodone to help you sleep deeper and more restfully.
    • A sleep hygiene lifestyle that involves sticking to a sleep schedule and creating an optimal sleeping environment.
    • Relaxation techniques, like meditation, Tai Chi, or Epsom salt baths to help you get the restorative sleep you need.

    The goal is to create a routine and get the needed support to have eight to nine hours of restful, deep sleep every night.

  2. Hormones

    Hormone imbalances can cause CFS to flare up. Unfortunately, standard blood testing often falls short in showing the full picture. Dr. Borenstein will perform extensive blood, saliva, and urine tests to uncover any hormone abnormalities. Regularly tested hormone levels include:

    • Thyroid (TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, Thyroid Antibodies)
    • Adrenal testing including morning cortisol, DHEA, ACTH, and aldosterone
    • Sex hormones including Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone
    • Insulin
    • Leptin

    When one of these levels is off, it can throw the others off as well. Dr. Borenstein will take a close look at your various hormone levels to see what fluctuations you may be experiencing. From there, he’ll prescribe treatments to help restore healthy hormone levels.

  3. Immunity or Infections

    Certain viral or bacterial infections can sometimes trigger CFS. Dr. Borenstein will perform the necessary tests to see if you have any infections in your body, such as:

    • Epstein-Barr virus
    • HHV-6 virus
    • HSV1 and HSV2 virus
    • Yeast infections
    • Candida

    After Dr. Borenstein understands what infections may be at play, he’ll prescribe the proper probiotics, antifungals, or antivirals to help your body heal.

  4. Nutrition

    Certain foods and nutrient deficits can trigger symptoms of CFS. Dr. Borenstein may prescribe supplements and nutrition plans to alleviate deficiencies, manage your symptoms, and increase your energy. These treatments can include:

    • Myers Cocktail to support your immune function and metabolism
    • Low-Dose Naltrexone to help relieve your CFS symptoms
    • Symptom-specific supplements to improve your sleep, energy, mood, pain levels, immune system, and brain function

    Before beginning any protocol, Dr. Borenstein takes into account your current medications to avoid any potential interactions.

  5. Exercise

    Exercising with CFS is a tricky balance. The key is designing a tailored exercise plan that doesn’t overwhelm your body – and then slowly building from there.

    Dr. Borenstein will help you design a plan that outlines exactly what type and how much exercise you need throughout the week. He, along with his team, will carefully monitor your progress and make necessary adjustments along the way.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

Going through life exhausted is no way to live. Know that relief from your chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms is possible. Dr. Borenstein has helped hundreds of patients reclaim their lives and live their days to the fullest.

To schedule your consultation, give our Manhattan Integrative Medicine in Boca Raton, FL, a call at (754) 247-0122 or contact us online. We look forward to helping you feel more rested and energetic throughout your day!

*Please note that we’re also accepting patients who have had COVID-19 and are experiencing post-infection fatigue.

Serving patients in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Parkland, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Weston, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Miami and the surrounding Palm Beach, Broward and Dade County, Florida communities.

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