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Chronic Fatigue

Are you sick and tired of being tired all the time? Well, you're not alone! Millions of Americans are struggling to get through their day and easily fatiguing despite a good night's rest. Fortunately, there's a clear path toward resolving chronic fatigue when you have the right guide by your side!

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.

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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 The Real Gut Doctor, 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 call today so we can explore what might be going on and what steps to take next.


Take The First Step Today On Your Journey Back To Health

Do you have questions about starting your path back to health? Our patient coordinator is standing by, happy to answer any questions you have to determine if our approach is right for you.


About The Real Gut Doctor

Known for his successful approach towards chronic digestive and wellness issues, Dr. Jeffrey Mark, M.D. and his team at The Real Gut Doctor combine an integrative, functional medicine approach informed by advanced lab testing.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms. Click here to learn more »

Your Next Steps

After you have reviewed the information on our website and in our downloadable guides, we’d love to hear from you – to answer more specific questions about our approach and track record. Simply apply for a free discovery call with our patient coordinator at (925) 736-9828 or via our online appointment scheduler.

Areas Served

The Real Gut Doctor is based in San Ramon and Turlock, CA, and serves patients internationally as well as throughout the Bay Area and California. These areas include but are not limited to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Los Altos, Woodside, Portola Valley, Los Gatos, Hillsborough, Burlingame, Carmel Valley, San Francisco, Pacific Heights, Presidio, Marina, Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, Pleasanton, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Orinda, Piedmont, Berkeley, Marin County, Santa Clara County, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Oakdale, Sacramento County, Lake Tahoe/Incline, etc.

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