“A positive change in Chronic Fatigue can often be achieved within months.”
What is Chronic Fatigue?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is thought to be a neurological condition characterized by the following symptoms:
- Prolonged physical/mental exhaustion
- Difficulty concentrating
- Changes in blood pressure/hormones
- Sleep disturbances
- Frequent colds
- Sore throats
- Susceptibility to infection and other flu-like symptoms.
- Coexistence with Gastro-Intestinal disorders, anxiety, IBS, depression
What is causing my Chronic Fatigue?
An exact cause of CFS has not been isolated in the literature. Theories include previous viral infections (such as glandular fever), immune system defects and hormonal imbalances, strongly suggesting that all three are closely related. Most have concluded that causes vary from individual to individual. St Jude’s Clinic recognizes a personalized approach is necessary for each client and introduces the Behavioural Medical model to assist people regain a Quality of Life.
How Can St Jude’s Help?
We tailor a treatment plan that squarely targets what success would look like. We outline a plan of care for each patient and identify Meaningful Moments within daily scenarios as indication of progress. Whilst results vary from client to client, estimate time frames are given and a strategic approach is evaluated regularly. In our experience, Chronic Fatigue is treatable without surgery or medication. It would be our pleasure to assist you live your life to a higher potential. We warmly welcome you.
Other facts you are probably familiar with:
- 2% of adults suffer from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Women are 4 times more likely then men to have CFS
- Glandular Fever is often a precursor to CFS
- CFS often coexists with Gastro-Intestinal disorders, anxiety, IBS, depression
- CFS is often a diagnosis made by exclusion
- Symptoms include: fatigue, lethargy, inability to sustain exercise/work, difficulties with concentration, susceptibility to infection, intolerance to cold/heat, nausea & depression