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Chronic Fatigue Relief!

The problem with chronic fatigue syndrome is inherent in its name. It is not a syndrome at all but a symptom that can have a number of causes. Standard of care seeks to label conditions or diagnose them. This is helpful, but not alone. Naming a symptom without addressing the cause will never result in remission! Remission and resolution can only happen when we understand not only the “what” but also the “why.”
Chronic fatigue can be caused by inflammation but from various causes such as infection or toxicity. Chronic fatigue can happen due to oxidative stress or free radicals that impact the mitochondria.
Chronic fatigue could be based in the Endocrine system and stem from low thyroid or adrenal function. Chronic fatigue could also be a deficiency in certain nutrients such as amino acids, CoQ 10, Ribose and more. Chronic fatigue must be carefully mapped to find the cause.
Until all of these areas are explored there is still hope for an answer to be done with fatigue and on to fit and healthy!
There is no single test available to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome. Tests are basically done to rule out other conditions that could lead to severe fatigue. Some of the common symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include malaise – a general feeling of discomfort or illness, extreme fatigue, body pain, poor concentration, loss of memory, sore throat, tender lymph nodes, pain in multiple joints, headache, rest or sleep does not help in refreshing, sleep problems and extreme exhaustion or tiredness that lasts for more than a day following physical or mental activity1.

The prevalence of CFS varies depending on how it is defined and diagnosed. According to one source2, it is estimated that between 836000 and 2.5 million people in the United States have CFS. However, many people with CFS have not been diagnosed with it yet2.