The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recognizes chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) as a defined clinical condition. Chronic fatigue, as the name suggests, usually manifests as extreme tiredness which cannot be remedied with sleep.
Fatigue and tiredness are symptoms which are also shared across other similar conditions such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue and Epstein-Barr virus, and so it is important to have the correct testing to establish which condition is the cause of the extreme fatigue.
Women between the ages of 30 and 50 have the highest incidence of chronic fatigue, but overweight or inactive people are also at increased risk and also people who have allergies, depression or who lead very stressful lives.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Causes
One of the leading causes of chronic fatigue syndrome is stress. Stress places a heavy burden on the immune system and can set the body up for inflammation to occur, which in turn can lead to a feeling of exhaustion. Stress also depletes the function of the adrenal glands and a sign of adrenal fatigue is on-going tiredness.
Viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes-6, Candida albicans and rubella can often result in CFS occurring for two reasons. One is the increased load on the immune system resulting in fatigue as well as the endocrine reaction from the die-off of the organisms being eliminated by the body.
Other chronic fatigue syndrome causes may include hypertension, immune impairment, and hormonal problems.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms
The symptoms of CFS are very varied but the most common symptom is fatigue. However, this feeling of exhaustion typically has to last for 4-6 months before a person will be diagnosed with chronic fatigue.
Other symptoms include:
- Loss of memory
- Muscle ache
- Joint pain
- Sore throat
- Unrefreshing sleep
- Tender lymph nodes.
Where to find Natural Treatments for Chronic Fatigue
LifeWorks Wellness Center is long recognized as one of the foremost natural health clinics in the US. At our Tampa Bay, Florida alternative medicine office we have been offering treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome for a long time and many of our patients have regained their energy. Very few clinics offer natural treatments for CFS and so our patients fly in from all over the world because they simply can’t find clinics offering this treatment where they live.
We have helped many patients regain their health and we would love to help you, too.