Jon D. Kaiser, MD
Integrative Medicine, Functional Medicine, and Holistic Health
For appointments call: 415-381-7655
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is estimated to affect over 2.5 million Americans. However, no treatment for this debilitating disease has yet received regulatory approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Despite this lack of a proven treatment for this disease, there is a growing body of evidence which suggests that improving mitochondrial dysfunction may help address the far-reaching symptoms experienced by CFS patients.
In addition to suffering from profound fatigue, many patients with CFS have neuropsychiatric symptoms including memory complaints, cognitive slowing, and concentration disturbances.
I personally struggled with CFS for over fifteen years (1990-2008). Overcoming this condition has given me the personal experience necessary to understand how to help people emerge from chronic fatigue syndrome to regain a vital, meaningful and happy life.
Additionally, I have been performing clinical research of a mitochondrial-based treatment for this condition which has provided me a tool to obtain even better results.
Chronic fatigue is also a symptom of many other diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic infections, low thyroid, fibromyalgia, and others. Some of the underlying causes of chronic fatigue can be easily identified and treated such as anemia and hypothyroidism. Others are more difficult to identify such as intestinal parasites, gut dysfunction, and other hormone imbalances.
Within a few visits, I will work to uncover the underlying causes of your fatigue symptoms and construct a comprehensive treatment program to addresses these underlying causes and bring your health back to balance.
I want you to know that because of your guidance and treatment, I have lived a full life for the last 20+ years. After living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for so long, I never thought that would be possible. You made that possible! Thank you so much!
Laura S.....San Francisco, California