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Does This Sound Like You?

Are you feeling so fatigued that even light movement or trying to get through your day can be a chore?

Perhaps you are feeling extremely stressed or anxious because you can't perform well at work and aren't able to support your family like you used to?

Do you experience "mystery aches and pains" that are slowing you down... which your doctor explains away as "old age"?

Or perhaps you've been to your doctor only to be hit with a "chronic fatigue" diagnosis and no clue what to do next. The truth is, chronic fatigue is oftentimes a blanket diagnosis when doctors don't have the tools or know-how to get to the bottom of your health concerns, which are typically multiple-factorial in nature. While they may do a physical exam or basic bloodwork, both can miss more serious health imbalances to blame for your total lack of energy.

The Conventional Approach To CFS

The conventional approach to treating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is focused on the emotional and mindset spectrum of treatment, all while the physiological root causes go undetected. 

Oftentimes, doctors will prescribe antidepressants when they don't see anything obvious in your blood work and can't give you convincing explanations about the root cause of your symptoms.

Sadly, the label of chronic fatigue is given while something more serious could be spiraling out of control – and is now impacting hormonal balance, brain health, and even cellular health.

Some of the imbalances at play can include gut dysbiosis – such as SIBO, leaky gut, and/or Candida overgrowth. 

A poor diet, stealth infections, an undiagnosed food allergy, hormone imbalances such as hypothyroidism, low testosterone, progesterone or estrogen, exposure to environmental toxins like mold are all potential causes of chronic fatigue that go completely overlooked in the conventional treatment approach.

The Functional Medicine Approach

When it comes to chronic fatigue syndrome, it’s important to work with a functional medicine practitioner who can not only help with the mindset/emotional component but also runs the correct testing to determine if a hormone imbalance, gut disorders, food allergies or other imbalances are to blame for your chronic fatigue symptoms.

At Pedro Gonzalez MD, our team takes a holistic approach to any chronic disorder – including chronic fatigue. In fact, it’s less about the official label (being diagnosed with CFS), and more about investigating the “why.”

Once we do the correct testing, we craft a precise treatment plan unique to your needs that includes all the elements you need to finally leave your chronic fatigue behind.

This can include treatments like bioidentical hormone replacement that can help to rebalance your body and kick chronic fatigue to the curb.

If you have been experiencing symptoms relating to chronic fatigue and are looking for answers, schedule a free discovery consult today so we can explore what might be going on and what steps to take next.


Areas Served

Dr. Pedro Gonzalez, MD is based in Chicago/Illinois, and serves patients throughout Illinois, Florida and Texas. These areas include but are not limited to Chicago Loop, Lincoln Park, Near North Side, River North, West Town, Streeterville, Lake View, Logan Square, Little Village, Bridgeport, Oak Park, Oakbrook, Harwood Heights, Arlington Heights, Bucktown, Old Town, Maywood, Lincoln Square, Edgewater, Evanston, Cook County, Lake County.

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