Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is recognized by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as a defined clinical condition.
CFS usually manifests as extreme tiredness or fatigue which cannot be remedied with sleep.
Symptoms often intensify after physical exertion and a person with CFS is usually very inhibited in the activities they can undertake.
What are the Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue
The symptoms of CFS are very varied and depend on its severity. As the name suggests, fatigue is the most common of the symptoms.
Here are the most common symptoms:
- fatigue that last 6+ months
- muscle ache
- memory loss
- joint pain
- sore throat
- tender lymph nodes
Who’s at Risk?
The demographic most often affected by CFS is women between the ages of 30 and 50, but overweight or inactive people are also at increased risk of chronic fatigue syndrome. Risks also increase in people who have allergies, depression or who lead very stressful lives, and environmental factors may also play a part.
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Chronic Fatigue, Often Misdiagnosed or Undiagnosed
Diagnosing CFS can be difficult for many conventional physicians because reliable testing is limited and CFS and symptoms are very similar to those of other conditions.
Because of this, the CDC estimates that only 20 percent of people with chronic fatigue are properly diagnosed. Since conventional medicine doesn’t have a simple test for the condition, it leads to high rates of misdiagnosis.
A patient may be told they have any number of diseases, including depression, lyme disease, lupus, fibromyalgia, mononucleosis or hypothyroidism.
How We Diagnose CFS
When a patient reports feelings of exhaustion lasting several months, a functional evaluation will be performed by the practitioner, to help to determine cause(s) of the exhaustion.
We have specific evaluation and testing methods we use that look at all the potential causes of CFS, including such issues as chronic virus, thyroid issues, adrenal exhaustion and even dysfunction at the cellular level where the “energy” that runs the body is produced.
What Causes CFS?
There is no one-known specific cause of CFS and many researchers believe that there may be a number of factors which contribute to the development of CFS.
We rarely find just one factor; it’s usually several factors that combine to create the syndrome.
Common culprits are:
- one or more undiagnosed infections (viral, bacterial or parasitic)
- Epstein-Barr virus
- some kind of a toxin burden like heavy metals, chemicals or mold
- an unhealthy digestive system & gut microbiome
- thyroid issues
- immune conditions
- adrenal exhaustion
- hormonal imbalances
- mitochondrial dysfunction
- various nutritional deficiencies are almost always found, such as amino acids, magnesium, iodine, and vitamin D.
- mental stress
It is also widely known that CFS often develops after a viral infection such as human herpes-6, Epstein-Barr, rubella, Candida albicans and mycoplasma. So these viruses can also be implicated.
Treating Chronic Fatigue
Treatment will vary depending on what the underlying cause of your chronic fatigue is. If your fatigue is not found to be caused by another health condition, we’ll proceed to locate the underlying influences that have disabled the body’s energy-production system.
We see a lot of cases of chronic fatigue. This is becoming ever more common. As the various factors listed above continue to accumulate in the body, fatigue gets progressively worse until one day the body can become so fatigued that it can be difficult to even contemplate getting out of bed.
Many conventional doctors will simply write this off as a form of depression and want to mask the symptoms with anti-depressants.
We’ve successfully handled so many cases of fatigue that we know with great certainty how to test for and eradicate the underlying causes of it, leaving the person with all his energy to enjoy his life.
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Where to find Natural Treatments for Chronic Fatigue? At LifeWorks!
We have helped many patients overcome chronic fatigue and we would love to help you too.
We are recognized as one of the top natural health clinics in the U.S. for overcoming difficult health conditions, like chronic fatigue.
Very few clinics in the world, offer as many different natural treatment options as we do for conditions like CFS. For that reason, so many of our patients fly in from all over the U.S and abroad simply can’t find clinics offering these kind of effective, all natural treatment where they live.
Other Health Conditions That Can Cause Fatigue
Since chronic fatigue can be a symptom of other health conditions we also rule out other common health conditions such as:
Lyme disease – is very effective at mimicking other chronic conditions including CFS, because extreme fatigue is usually a major symptom of the disease. The exhaustion usually manifests within a few days or weeks of the person contracting the disease and it will not cease until the person is correctly diagnosed.
Hypothyroidism – includes Hashimoto’s disease and Graves’ disease. An under-production of thyroid hormones will slow down the body’s metabolism, which can lead to a feeling of constant fatigue and unexplained weight gain.
Mononucleosis – Mono is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus which is contracted by exposure to a cough or sneeze, by kissing, or by sharing food or drinks with someone who has mono. It usually takes four to eight weeks for symptoms to develop and constant fatigue is common in people with this virus.
Multiple Sclerosis – (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system, which affects the brain and spinal cord. Fatigue referred to as “MS lassitude” is common in many people with this disease and it can be very debilitating.
Hormone Imbalance – occurs most often in women who are in perimenopause and menopause. When the hormones are not being produced in the right quantities, one of the first clues is that the woman feels constantly fatigued.
Lupus – is a chronic autoimmune disease, meaning that the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems and can cause severe exhaustion to occur.
Fibromyalgia – occurs when a person has broken or poor-quality sleep which results in chronic exhaustion. Infections have been identified as a potential cause of fibromyalgia and physical or emotional trauma can also be precursors to the condition.
Adrenal Fatigue – occurs when the adrenal glands are not functioning as well as they should which can lead to general tiredness and lethargy and in severe cases it can be extremely debilitating.
Anemia – can cause exhaustion. Women are particularly prone to this, especially during their menstrual years. Red blood cells that carry oxygen to tissues and organs can become depleted during blood loss and this can lead to feelings of exhaustion.