What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue for 6 or more consecutive months, It cannot be explained by any underlying medical condition cause is also unknown. Some of them are as follows.
- Viral infections
- Immune system problems
- Hormonal imbalances
- Nutritional Deficiency
- Psychological stress
- Combination of factors.
- No blood test, brain scan, or another lab test to diagnose CFS
- Ruling out other possible causes
- Reviewing medical history and medications.
- Physical and mental status examination
Symptoms of fatigue syndrome
- Mild fever
- A sore throat and lymph nodes
- Joint pain
- Extreme tiredness
- Not feeling fresh after sleeping
- Muscle aches
- Muscle aches and muscle weakness
- Concentration problems and confusion
Step 1 Eliminate food sensitivities and allergens
The first step is to remove any foods or allergens that could be causing any inflammation or reaction related to fatigue. The best way to do this is with an igG test.83% of participants who followed an anti-Candida diet experienced a reduction in their chronic fatigue symptoms.
Step 2 Increase your vitamin B intake
- Vitamin B6
Certain viruses may play a role in chronic fatigue. Vitamin B6 increases immune function and can help overcome chronic fatigue especially when it originates from a virus.
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 improves the methylation process which is the key to multiple symptoms associated with chronic fatigue syndrome such as low energy, poor memory, depression, etc.
Step 3 Increase potassium and magnesium intake
- Magnesium: Supplementing with magnesium not only reverses deficiency but also can balance energy levels and mood and reduce pain.
- Potassium: Potassium is responsible for people electrolyte balance in the body and helps prevent fatigue, irritability and muscle cramps.
Step 4 Peace and relax
- Take rest
- Exercise therapy is the best
- Sleep is very important for better health
- Avoid stimulants
- Choose relaxation techniques
- Take a break from your busy schedule
- Take social support
Who does CFS effect?
- Age: most commonly affects people in their 40s and 50s. Less common in children than in adults. More prevalent in adolescents than in younger children
- Sex: Occurs four times more often in women than in men.
- Race: Minorities are slightly more likely to have CFS
- Lifestyle: People who are overweight and inactive are more likely to develop CFS
- Stressed person
- Socioeconomic status: Low-income people are slightly more likely to have CFS
- Genetic: Sometimes seen in members of the same family possible familial genetic link.
Diseases with similar symptoms, which may be confused for CFS
- Gulf war syndrome
- Gluten intolerance
- Post polio syndrome
- Vitamin B12 deficiency
- Multiple chemical sensitive’s
How is CFS treated?
There’s currently no cure. Treatment of CFS focuses on symptom relief.
- Anti anxiety drugs
- Pain relievers
- Sleeping pills
- Grande exercise
- Psychologist counseling
- Muscle relaxation techniques
- Lifestyle: Reduce stress, Improve sleep habits; avoid caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine.
Alternative medicine: Acupuncture, massage yoga and meditation.