Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome affects millions of people around the world and yet, this is one of the most misunderstood concerns with many myths surrounding it. The most common myth is that it is often viewed as a mental disorder or “yuppie flu”. However, most experts now agree that chronic fatigue syndrome is a distinct disease with very specific symptoms.
What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an illness characterised by persistent medically unexplained fatigue not relieved by rest. Other symptoms of chronic fatigue include muscle pain, muscle weakness, joint pain, bowel problems, unexplained headaches, poor sleep quality, inability to concentrate and feelings of hot and cold due to poor temperature control.
Scientists have several theories proposed to trigger CFS which include viral infections including Epstein-Barr virus, heavy metals intake from food and environment, overwork, stress, poor working of the immune system and even hormonal imbalances. Regardless, we still do not fully understand this illness.
Whilst scientists remain puzzled as to the causes of CFS, doctors remain baffled as to the treatment options. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome medications include the use of antidepressants and sleeping pills which even today remain the mainstay treatments and yet they do not resolve the problem.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Symptoms of Chronic fatigue syndrome is hard to diagnose and many people live with this fatigue for years without realising that they have it. There are no laboratory tests to confirm CFS and diagnosis is arrived at only after everything else has been ruled out including side effects of any drugs being taken. A patient has to have a minimum of four out of eight symptoms and these must have persisted for at least six months. The symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome include:
- Inability to concentrate & impairment of short term memory
- Sore throat
- Tender lymph nodes
- Muscle pain
- Multiple areas of joint pain, muscle pain and other types of body aches & pains.
- Non-refreshing sleep
- Fatigue for more than 24 hours after exertion
Even after a diagnosis of CFS, what next because there are no treatment options with the exception of antidepressants and sleeping pills.
Fatigue whether chronic or generalised fatigue can be very debilitating both physically and emotionally especially because of the secondary symptoms such as lack of sleep and weakness. Determining the causal factors of fatigue can also be very difficult and in many cases almost impossible. There are many manufacturers who market CFS natural remedies but often these do not provide therapeutic strengths of nutrients or are simply a multivitamin with higher B vitamins. So whether you suffer from generalised fatigue or chronic fatigue syndrome, Daily Energy may provide relief from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This supplement not only helps enhance energy levels but promises improvements in the secondary symptoms of fatigue whether physical or mental.
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