Visit us for chronic fatigue syndrome treatment in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, Maple Shade, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. The Falcone Center uses functional medicine to effectively treat chronic fatigue syndrome and other chronic medical conditions.
What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome, which is also known as CFS, is a complex disorder characterized by overwhelming fatigue that does not get better with adequate rest or sleep. Patients with CFS typically have no other underlying condition for which the extreme fatigue is simply a symptom. CFS impedes the abilities to perform ordinary daily tasks at home, work, or school. Some patients may suffer from it for weeks while others deal with it for years.
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
There are no known exact causes of CFS, but it is attributed to conditions such as viral infections, hormonal imbalances, and issues with the immune system. Because there is no known cause, it is often difficult to diagnose.
What Are the Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
While the number one symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome is extreme fatigue that is not remedied with rest and sleep, the other signs that point to this condition include the following:
- Body weakness
- Reduced libido
- Muscle pain
- Inability to concentrate
With chronic fatigue syndrome, any kind of exertion exacerbates it, making the symptoms worse.
How Does Functional Medicine Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
With functional medicine, Dr. Falcone works diligently to get a complete and detailed patient history and evaluation to determine the root cause of the chronic fatigue. From there, in addition to treating the symptoms, functional medicine approaches chronic fatigue treatment from a nutritional standpoint as well as using therapies to alleviate any pain, increase energy, and even reverse effects of CFS. Treating CFS may be an ongoing process since the cause is unknown.
What Is the Cost of Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome through Functional Medicine?
At the Falcone Center, the cost for treating patients in Philadelphia, PA, Maple Shade, NJ, and the surrounding area is based on the appointment. Deposit is due when scheduling initial appointment.
It is important to note that the Falcone Center does not accept insurance as it is considered an “out-of-network provider” by most major insurance plans. While we cannot file insurance claims on our patients’ behalf, we can easily provide them with receipts and the necessary paperwork to file for reimbursement. We suggest that our patients determine whether their plans cover functional medicine prior to making an appointment.
Why Should I Choose the Falcone Center to Treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Dr. Falcone is dedicated to functional medicine and treating her patients with a patient-centered approach. At the Falcone Center, our goal is to determine and treat the underlying causes of the medical conditions so that our patients can begin recovery and treatment to lead a healthy life. When approaching health care from this standpoint, many chronic health conditions may actually be reversed or lessened.
How Do I Begin Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at the Falcone Center?
If you are interested in seeking treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome or any other medical condition at the Falcone Center, please contact us to schedule your initial consultation. At that time, we will request that you fill out the new patient forms and return them to us prior to your appointment so that we can review them and have a general understanding of your medical issues and history.
Dr. Victoria Falcone, director of The Falcone Center, is board certified in Family Medicine. She is licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), The Institute of Functional Medicine, and The American Academy of Family Practice. Dr. Falcone offers a unique approach to health, wellness, and rejuvenation, helping men, women and children look and feel better both inside and out. Please call today to schedule your initial consultation!