Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), otherwise known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), is a long-term illness that deeply impacts numerous body systems resulting in a range of wellness issues. The CDC estimates that globally around 17-24 million people from CFS or ME and those that suffer often cannot perform life’s daily activities.
It is so important to get to the medical root cause of fatigue because it is a signal that something is out of balance in your body. Left untreated, something could cause damage to your health, systems, and well-being! The following are several areas in the body in which fatigue can originate. Which ones describe you best?
In the final episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: How to check your vitamin and mineral bottles to see if you will absorb them. The types of vitamins and minerals that impact your fatigue. The type of nutrients that impact your fatigue.
In the second episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: The different types of fatigue. What is chronic fatigue syndrome? What is adrenal fatigue?
In the first episode of the series on Fatigue, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: What is fatigue? What causes fatigue?
If you or someone you know went from having good health and normal life, to a quick decline that resulted in a total change in the quality of life, there is a cause. Distinct from chronic conditions that develop slowly over the years, a sudden shift has a cause and usually is infection. Infection or Multi-Systemic Infectious Disease Syndrome or MSIDS is associated with auto-immune disease, pain, fatigue, joint pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, and more.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition in which the will for life is present, but the ability to follow that will is gone. It is an isolating condition in which one “looks” normal, or even has many blood tests that also “look” normal resulting in doctors telling patients, “You are fine, it’s all in your head.”
While many people ignore what their bodies are telling them, it is important to listen to your body, as most of the time it will give you a sign or symptom if something is not functioning at an optimal level.
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.
Measuring adrenal function is key for prevention and long-term well-being. Adrenals respond extremely well to a number of different treatments, particularly botanicals and nutrients.
The Adrenal Glands are located near the kidneys and produce hormones responsible for a variety of functions in the body. The production of these hormones can become altered by internal and external stressors and can result in a wide variety of disorders depending on which hormone is affected.
Have trouble getting started in the morning? Feel sluggish in the afternoon? Ready to crash come evening? You’re not alone. When it comes to energy levels, foods and drinks that play the biggest role are carbohydrates, protein, water, and caffeine. Here’s how to include them in your diet.