Chronic Fatigue Specialist

Beachside Naturopathic Clinic

Cynthia Preston, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in Huntington Beach, CA

Chronic fatigue is a common problem that can affect anyone. This condition makes it difficult for people to work, take care of their homes, or even enjoy their lives. Cynthia Preston, ND, offers treatment to patients suffering from chronic fatigue in Sunset Beach, California. Patients interested in this service should contact Beachside Naturopathic Clinic.

Chronic Fatigue Q & A

by Cynthia Preston, ND

What is chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a disorder that occurs when an individual is extremely tired, even after resting and/or sleeping. This disorder can significantly interfere with patients’ lives, leading to unemployment, low self-esteem, and depression.

The most common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome is an overwhelming feeling of tiredness. However, some people with this condition also notice swollen lymph nodes, joint pain, muscle pain, headaches, and memory problems.

What causes chronic fatigue?

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complicated illness. Some people may experience chronic fatigue because of food intolerances or allergies, gut health problems, or certain autoimmune conditions. Other possible causes for chronic fatigue include exposure to toxins, hormonal imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. In some cases, people may develop chronic fatigue syndrome because of a combination of issues.

How does Dr. Preston diagnose chronic fatigue?

Dr. Preston usually diagnoses chronic fatigue based on the patient’s symptoms, but she may sometimes run tests to rule out other causes, such as an underactive thyroid gland, before confirming the diagnosis.

How does Dr. Preston treat chronic fatigue?

Dr. Preston approaches chronic fatigue syndrome in a unique way. Instead of focusing solely on the patient’s symptoms, she looks for any underlying issues that may be contributing to the disease.

Dr. Preston may order tests of the patient’s blood, saliva, and urine to look for nutritional deficiencies, the presence of toxins, or food intolerances. She may also test hormone levels and gut health.

Based on the results of any tests she orders, Dr. Preston will develop an individualized treatment plan to address all of the issues she believes are contributing to the patient’s condition.

Depending on the specifics of the patient’s condition, treatment may include oral supplements, lifestyle changes, dietary changes, bioidentical hormone therapy, IV therapy, vitamin therapy, and other natural remedies.