When it comes to identifying fatigue, chronic fatigue, and its part in your body and brain function, our office may do a little more than conventional doctors and traditional brain experts. Here’s why. Not everyone is wired, as illustrated in a textbook, and not every case is simplified as we read in the literature. Each patient is unique and different. Sure, we can run the same tests and have a plan for success. But each patient will eventually have different exercises, duration, and nutritional needs than another patient. This is because we all have differing lifestyles, genetics, and environmental factors playing vital roles in your health.
Over the first few visits, we test most of our patients for over 60 causes of brain fog, declining memory, eyesight, declines in balance and coordination, headaches, and fatigue. This is in addition to structural deviations and metabolic conditions discovered through our examination and blood tests. We do this because most of our patients are more than just a rolled ankle. And, if you’re fortunate to have just a rolled ankle, the less you are inflamed and the faster your brain can communicate with digestion, immunity, and blood flow, the faster you will heal. You could have hidden infections, hormone imbalances, blood sugar handling issues, blood supply deficiencies, anemias, inflammation, digestive inefficiency, and many other causes to your health challenges.
Often, when memory is declining, or something such as a mild tremor develops, patients quickly get into their doctor demanding tests. Our current standard of care is some basic testing, a series of questions, and then ordering standard blood tests and possibly a brain scan or MRI. The unfortunate reality of these scans is that for the radiologist to diagnose any neurodegenerative disease, for most patients, it is already too late, the damage is irreversible.
Luckily there are metabolic, genetic, and other laboratory tests that help decipher the cause of your health challenges, and most of these tests show health event clues and details years, if not decades before an MRI shows any severe and irreversible damage.