OC Integrative Medical Center
Integrative Medicine located in Newport Beach, CA
Chronic inflammatory syndrome can lead to a broad range of flu-like symptoms that makes it difficult to diagnose and treat. With extensive experience in treating chronic illnesses, Chitra Bhakta, MD, knows how to detect the warning signs of chronic inflammatory syndrome at OC Integrative Medical Center in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Bhakta regularly treats patients who haven’t seen results from other providers. She takes a holistic approach to care that effectively relieves your symptoms. To schedule an appointment, call or book online today.
Chronic Inflammatory Syndrome Q&A
What is chronic inflammatory syndrome?
Chronic inflammatory syndrome is a multi-symptom illness that develops from exposure to biotoxins or neurotoxins. It causes ongoing inflammation that can affect nearly every organ in your body, making it a potentially debilitating condition without the right treatment.
What makes chronic inflammatory syndrome especially difficult to diagnose and treat is that it causes a variety of different symptoms that mimic the symptoms of other chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
What are the symptoms of chronic inflammatory syndrome?
Some of the most common signs and symptoms of chronic inflammatory syndrome include:
- Joint pain
- Muscle aches
- Brain fog
- Metallic taste in mouth
- Sensitive skin
- Cold, discolored extremities
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Nasal congestion
- Stiff joints in the morning
- Shortness of breath
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
Since chronic inflammatory syndrome affects many different areas of your body, doctors often misdiagnose this ongoing illness.
What causes chronic inflammatory syndrome?
The most common cause of chronic inflammatory syndrome is exposure to biotoxins, particularly mold. Ongoing mold exposure weakens your body’s immune response, which can lead to chronic flu-like symptoms.
Other common causes of chronic inflammatory syndrome are acute illnesses, especially tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
How is chronic inflammatory syndrome diagnosed?
The hallmarks of chronic inflammatory syndrome are brain fog, memory loss, and gradual mood changes, so Dr. Bhakta always assesses your symptoms before making a proper diagnosis. A physical exam is also an important step in diagnosing chronic inflammatory syndrome.
While there are genetic components to chronic inflammatory syndrome, lab tests primarily rule out conditions with similar symptoms, such as autoimmune diseases and diabetes.
What are the treatments for chronic inflammatory syndrome?
Once you have a diagnosis, Dr. Bhakta designs a personalized treatment plan that targets your unique symptoms while ridding your body of harmful toxins. She has a proprietary line of supplements that she prescribes, depending on your symptoms and medical history.
Dr. Bhakta may also recommend IV therapy, which delivers vitamins, minerals, and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system for a more potent effect. IV therapy can both detoxify your body and replenish essential nutrients.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bhakta, call OC Integrative Medical Center or book online today.