If you are like hundreds of thousands of other Americans, chances are you have experienced Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or a similar variant at some point in your life. A definition of CFS was adopted in 1988 which restricted the diagnosis to those who could demonstrated at least 6 of the following 11 symptoms: mild fever or chills, sore throat, painful lymph nodes, muscular discomfort, prolonged fatigue, headaches, diffuse joint aches without swelling or redness, neuropsychological complaints (forgetfulness, excessive irritability, confusion, inability to concentrate, depression), sleep disturbance, general muscle weakness, and sudden onset of symptoms.
These symptoms are all too familiar to all of us working New Yorkers. The most common ailment that strikes my patients is lack of energy. The number of 30, 40, and 50-year olds suffering from fatigue is shocking. Why are people so tired nowadays? Some blame New York City’s fast-paced, aggressive, and highly demanding working lifestyle. As they say, New Yorkers live to work, as opposed to Europeans who work to live. The frustrating thing is that thousands of people complain about feeling drained all the time and do not fit the strict definition of CFS. These folks are often overlooked by mainstream physicals. However, their plight is very common and their questions are very similar:
- Why do I feel sleepy all the time even though I have been getting plenty of sleep?
- How do I get out of bed every day and feel rejuvenated, not “in the fog”?
- How do I refrain from drinking over the counter energy drinks and yet manage to fight the daytime yawning and the feeling of listlessness?
Having gathered all the information I need from the Integrative Physical, I proceed to a customized treatment protocol for that particular patient. No matter how different patient profiles are, most patients with fatigue will instantly benefit from intravenous vitamin therapy.
When vitamins, minerals, or supplements are taken by mouth, they have to be digested and adequate absorption may not occur. IV therapy is the most direct way for anyone to experience the benefits of the fatigue-fighting vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Some of the components of the proprietary IV therapy we use in our office are:
- Acetyl L-carnitine – an amino acid that is naturally produced in the body. It helps the body produce energy. Acetyl L-Carnitine is used for a variety of mental disorders including Alzheimer’s Disease, age-related memory loss, depression, and thinking problems related to Lyme Disease.
- Vitamin B 12 – participates in every cellular reaction. Often used for memory improvement, boosting mood, energy, and concentration. Considered one of the main anti-aging players.
- AMP – adenosine monophosphate is used to increase physical energy. It is also used to treat multiple organ failures, high blood pressure, lung arteries and lung cancer.
- Tyrosine – is one of the amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It is used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy, and to improve alertness following sleep deprivation. It is also used for stress management and for chronic fatigue syndrome.
- D-ribose – is used to improve athletic performance and the ability to exercise by boosting muscle energy. It has also been used to improve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and coronary artery disease.
- NADH -stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) plus Hydrogen (H). This chemical occurs naturally in the body and plays the role in the chemical process that generates energy. NADH is used for improving mental clarity, alertness, concentration, and memory. It is also used for improving athletic endurance and treating chronic fatigue syndrome.
- Glutathione – is a substance produced naturally by the liver. It is commonly used for treating chronic fatigue syndrome, memory loss, Alzheimer disease and Parkinson’s disease.
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