Chronic fatigue can take a massive toll on your quality of life, but if there’s anything that Dr. Dorota’s 23 years of experience have taught her, it’s that it’s by no means a hopeless condition. Managing chronic fatigue and achieving a healthy, happy lifestyle is absolutely possible–especially when it’s treated with an approach that prioritizes mindful, holistic care. Today, we’re exploring how Dr. Dorota’s experience has informed her approach to treating chronic fatigue, how that approach works, and what it means for your quality of life going forward. Let’s get started.
About Dr. Dorota
Dr. Dorota has received her medical training at some of the most influential institutions in the world. Having studied medicine at the University of Chicago, done her internship at Yale, and completed her residency at top hospitals throughout New York City, she has helped thousands of patients achieve happier, healthier lives. Throughout her career, Dr. Dorota has seeked to find sustainable solutions that help patients maintain wellness in the long term. That means listening to her patients’ needs, then working with them to outline treatment plans that are compatible with those needs–as well as with their individual histories, conditions, and goals.
Chronic fatigue is one of the most common conditions that Dr. Dorota helps her patients and manage, and her approach is one that combines both traditional medical practice and a more functional approach in order to arrive at outcomes that are not just positive, but also sustainable.
Traditional Meets Functional
As the head of Your Private Physician, Dr. Dorota–and the practice at large–prioritize holistic treatment plans that are tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This stems from a philosophy that combines both traditional medicine and functional treatment. Before we can dive deeper into how this applies to chronic fatigue, let’s take a closer look at what it means.
Traditional Medicine Explained
“Traditional medicine” refers to the Western approach to patient care. This includes an emphasis on pinpointing, isolating, and treating symptoms with prescribed treatments, like medications or surgery. The focus of traditional medicine is to manage the symptoms as efficiently as possible. It’s a reactive approach, meaning that it’s typically applied once symptoms or afflictions are already manifesting themselves. This makes traditional medicine a fantastic approach to treating acute conditions, like broken bones, lacerations, or heart attacks.
Functional Medicine Explained
Unlike traditional medicine, the functional approach places a greater emphasis on the underlying causes of a disease rather than its symptoms. Functional medicine operates under the belief that no symptom is entirely isolated and it is related to how multiple organ systems work together; it prioritizes holistic care, treating each affliction as just one part of a greater whole.
Functional medicine seeks to promote long-term wellness, and it’s an increasingly popular form of treatment–especially when it comes to allergies, chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and autoimmune disorders. This is because it’s an integrative approach that calls patients and physicians to focus on well-rounded treatment plans, including:
- Reducing exposure to toxins, both in environment and diet
- Promoting healthy, balanced diet and exercise habits
- Using lab tests to determine any hormonal imbalances or nutritional deficiencies, then working to correct those
- Improving sleep habits so that the quality and consistency of sleep improves
- Prioritizing mental and emotional health
Your Road to Chronic Fatigue Management
How do the two approaches above combine to bring about effective chronic fatigue treatment? At Your Private Physician, treatment plans vary for each patient, as it’s crucial to address the unique needs of each individual.
Generally speaking, traditional medicine is utilized to mitigate any symptoms that require immediate attention, including injuries or chemical imbalances that arise alongside chronic fatigue. At the same time, a functional approach is taken to take stock of a patient’s holistic health profile. From there, Dr. Dorota guides her patients through a tailor-made, ever-evolving treatment plan to mitigate deficiencies, minimize toxin exposure, and create consistently beneficial lifestyle habits in order to find relief and bolster quality of life.
If you’re experiencing chronic fatigue and looking to find relief, you have options. To learn more, contact us for a consultation today.