Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Specialist

Larisa Litvinova, MD

Holistic Medicine located in Montclair, NJ

Do you feel chronically tired even though you’re getting plenty of sleep? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. Larisa Litvinova, MD, in Montclair, New Jersey, is an internal medicine physician who takes a holistic approach to care and specializes in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome. For an assessment and treatment plan, call the office today or request a consultation online.

Chronic Fatigue syndrome Q & A

What is chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis, is a chronic health condition that affects every aspect of your life and may make it difficult for you to even get out of bed in the morning. Doctors aren’t sure of the exact cause of chronic fatigue syndrome but theorize that there may be several factors that trigger the condition.

Chronic fatigue syndrome can affect anyone at any time but is most often seen in adults between the ages of 40 and 60. Women are more at risk of developing the chronic syndrome than men.

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Your chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms can vary in both type and severity. You may find that the symptoms come and go and don’t follow any specific pattern.

Common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include:

  • Extreme fatigue that doesn’t improve with rest
  • Exhaustion after physical exertion
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Inability to concentrate

Over time your symptoms may improve or get worse. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Litvinova can help.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be difficult to diagnose. Dr. Litvinova conducts a comprehensive examination when you come in for care to help pinpoint the underlying cause of your symptoms. Your evaluation may include:

  • Physical exam
  • Blood tests
  • Review of your symptoms and medical history
  • Lifestyle and habits
  • Medication use

Dr. Litvinova may run specialized tests to rule out other causes of your symptoms before concluding that it’s chronic fatigue syndrome.

How is chronic fatigue syndrome treated?

Dr. Litvinova takes a holistic approach to care and develops a customized treatment plan for your chronic fatigue syndrome that focuses on your total health and wellness.

Your treatment may include:

  • Simple lifestyle modifications
  • Dietary changes
  • Supplements
  • Homeopathy

Dr. Litvinova is one of few medical physicians in the world certified in homeopathy and can provide natural treatments that bring balance back to your body to restore health and improve energy levels.

For a holistic approach to chronic fatigue syndrome, call Dr. Litvinova’s office today or schedule an appointment online.