Chronic Viral Syndromes are illnesses that have developed and remain alive in the body.
Chronic Viral Syndrome can weaken your immune system. This leaves you susceptible to other infections and diseases. At Renewed Vitality, we can treat your Chronic Viral Illness so you can regain a healthy life.
It’s often believed that it’s gone after you recover from a virus. But many viruses “set up housekeeping” in the body and never leave.
For example, consider Genital Herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus II). This virus is sexually transmitted. It has an initial phase but can come back over and over. Most patients suffering from Genital Herpes either need continuous treatment or frequent re-treatment. Long-term treatment is preferred. Genital Herpes is contagious even when there are no obvious lesions.
Some viruses never leave your body, and it’s essential to understand what havoc they can wreak. They can weaken the immune system and leave the body susceptible to other infections. Infectious agents such as yeast, bacteria, and viruses take the opportunity to start multiplying. This creates a condition known as Chronic Viral Syndrome. Strengthening the immune system is key to keeping the infection dormant. Accurate diagnosis and getting control of these infections are critical as well.
Many patients are unaware that they have underlying infections. Symptoms can be subtle and vague. A lot of physicians don’t know how to holistically treat these patients. As a result, patients may feel better short-term but are faced with frequent flare-ups long-term.
Symptoms that present with chronic infections include, but are not limited to:
- Recurrent fevers
- Skin rashes
- Periods of exhausting fatigue following a stressful event
- Frequent sore throat
- Intestinal distress
- Chronic sinus or lung infections
- Chronic yeast (Candida) infection
Several chronic viruses that are the most common and problematic are:
- Herpes Simplex 1 – the “fever blister/cold sore” virus
- Herpes Simplex 2 – Genital Herpes
- Herpes Virus 3 – Varicella Virus – Chicken Pox/Shingles
- Herpes Virus 4 – Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) – “Mono”, or Infectious Mononucleosis
- Herpes Virus 5 – Cytomegalovirus (CMV) – this virus is a particularly dangerous virus, and can affect many systems; brain, sinuses, retinas, esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, and skin
- Herpes Virus 6 – An immune system virus
- Herpes Virus 7 – An immune system virus
Who is at risk for Chronic Viral Syndrome?
While these illnesses can affect anyone from any age or ethnic group, the largest groups of people affected by these disorders are people who take care of children or work with children; elementary and preschool teachers, pediatric nurses, dentists, and their assistants, and daycare workers. Because many of these people are women, it is no surprise that the majority of those affected by these viral disorders are women.
The Solution to Chronic Viral Syndrome:
Through intensive and thorough laboratory testing, the underlying viruses and other possible infections can be diagnosed and correctly treated. Treatments include repairing the immune system (hormone and nutritional support), antiviral prescription medications, Super Viral IVs, and natural supplements that greatly boost the immune system. When a patient has received a full course of therapy, often they no longer have the symptoms produced by these disorders and are capable of returning to their normal life.
Unfortunately, medical science has not found a way of eradicating these viral invaders. They incorporate themselves into our DNA, and become little “virus factories.” With chronic viruses, patients may need to take certain medications for the rest of their lives to avoid the infection coming back. Long-term treatments are not harmful but must be monitored by physicians who thoroughly understand these treatments.
The good news is Chronic Viral Infections are routinely treatable with good outcomes. Many patients’ lives have been salvaged through treatment, and go on to have fully productive lives. There is hope for renewing your vitality!
Our staff and doctors can answer any questions you may have about chronic viral syndromes and assist you in finding the right treatments to restore you to the healthy, active person you want to be.
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“Wm. Marcus Spurlock, M.D. is one of the most experienced physicians in Integrative Medicine and Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men and women. Dr. Spurlock specializes in treating Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Age and Weight Loss Management, Sleep Therapy, Chronic Viral Syndromes and Body Detoxification. He brings a wealth of experience and research to Renewed Vitality, helping his patients regain a full and energetic life. Dr. Spurlock has worked for over 35 years in the field of viral diseases. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a member of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.”
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Roxana Cocos, APRN, MSN, FNP-C
Roxana graduated with honors (cum laude) from the University of Texas in Dallas with a Bachelors’s in Neuroscience as well as from the Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelors’s in Nursing. In 2011, she completed her education with a Master of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University.
As a Family Nurse Practitioner, she has worked in Family Practice, Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Endocrinology, giving her a well-rounded foundation of experience in treating patients.
She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a proud member of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, and of the Academy of Preventive and Innovative Medicine.
Roxana is passionate about personalized health and medicine. While working as a Family Nurse Practitioner, she found the “pill for every ill” model dysfunctional and misleading, as simply treating the symptoms rather than the causes, not only failed to resolve the patients’ conditions but often caused even more side effects. In her search to solve this puzzle, she was introduced to Integrative Health and Medicine while attending a conference. She has completed with honors the two-year postgraduate fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine.
Roxana is driven to empower patients, through the use of many resources for high-quality diagnostics and education, to take control of their own health and to help guide them on their paths to wellness.
Taylor Troup, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Taylor is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 15 years of experience in functional medicine and integrative therapies. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2011. After working in Functional Medicine for several years, she went on to obtain a Master of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington, graduating with honors and becoming a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Taylor is dedicated to serving clients with both acute and long-standing health concerns. She provides compassionate and collaborative care and creates customized treatment plans tailored to each client and their unique needs. She gets great satisfaction helping those with thyroid disorders, hormone imbalances, food intolerances, GI issues, fatigue, and weight/metabolic dysfunction.
Taylor continues to train on the most up-to-date information so that she can offer the most innovative care to her clients, and is excited to continue her education with The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and the Institute of Functional Medicine!
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