Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a very misunderstood illness and this is perhaps why there are so many myths about it. Perhaps the most common myth about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is that it is effectively a mental condition, and another name for depression.

Depression, anxiety, joint, muscle pains, fever, and so on can be treated temporarily with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs or temporary painkillers. Even the viral and bacterial infections raiding the body can be cured to a certain extent. They can help the body fight the infection as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome usually results in a bad immune system.
Some studies have found that people with chronic fatigue syndrome have lower levels of the hormone cortisol, which is secreted by the adrenal glands. Low levels of cortisol may increase inflammation and activate immune cells. Thyroid disorders have also been blamed in chronic fatigue syndrome.

Conditions that have been proposed to trigger the development of chronic fatigue include virus infection and toxins. Some theories suggests that chronic fatigue is related to stress,overwork,physical inactivity,problems with the immune system,low blood pressure,or hormonal imbalance.Colitis,hypoglycemia and brucellosis can also cause chronic fatigue syndrome.

Because chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms are so vague and nonspecific, it’s difficult for sufferers to explain their pain. They are often misunderstood or judged by peers as being lazy. Sufferers are then forced to live in pain and with the stigma of being thought of as hypochondriacs. Chronic fatigue syndrome is becoming more and more common.

Since Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has specific symptoms, it is easier to detect the illness in someone if aware that such an illness exists. As mentioned, no direct action results in this disease. A variety of causes, alone or together might lead to this, sometimes gradually increasing in an individual. Sometimes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome might occur in a body following some other wound or infection or be caused due to even some minor surgery.

The cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is unknown but there are many postulations that it may occur after viral infections, bronchitis, mononucleosis, hepatitis, glandular fever or intestinal illness. Recent studies have shown that inflammation of nervous system pathways, acting as an immune response, may play a role as well.

The seventh category of chronic fatigue syndrome consists of neuroendocrine manifestations, which means that you may experience irregular fluctuations in body temperature which can include chills, sweating, or persistent feelings of fever. Lastly, people who may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome experience problems with their immune systems, such as sore throats, persistent flu symptoms, tender glands, and similar problems.

The exact cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is not clear. However, it is commonly thought to have some relationship to one or possibly more of the following: chronic and reactivated viral infections, toxic exposure, chemical and food sensitivities, stress and nutritional deficiencies.

Diet is also an important tool by which detoxification can be enhanced. A liver and bowel detoxification program is advisable and may include the use of fiber and specifically designed food supplement powders.

In most cases fasting is not recommended as individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome do not have a sufficient reserve of vital energy and they may become further depleted. A much gentler and gradual approach to detoxification is recommended and can be achieved by consistently adhering to a high quality diet.

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