Chronic fatigue symptoms

Chronic fatigue symptoms

Chronic fatigue symptoms

I. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Symptoms (CFS). What is CVS?

  • Are you often tired and easily irritated?
  • It's nice to know the underlying causes of these conditions.
  • Hormonal fluctuations, poor immune system response, viral / bacterial infections, chronic intestinal complaints, nutritional deficiencies, sleep problems are the contributing factors of the fatigue.

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Chronic fatigue symptoms

chronic fatigue test

II. CFS symptoms

  • Chronic fatigue often starts suddenly, with flu-like symptoms. But unlike the flu, it can last a lifetime.
  • In addition to the deep fatigue experienced, other serious symptoms often accompany chronic fatigue such as:
    • joint pain that moves from one place to another
    • extreme tiredness and muscle pain such as fibromialgia
    • heavy legs
    • poor concentration
    • amnesia
    • enlarged lymph nodes
    • headache
    • chills
    • night sweats
    • dizziness
    • digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
  • In some cases:
    • significant changes in irritability
    • mood swings
    • panic attacks
    • anxiety and depression
  • Simply, the emotional and mental side effects of chronic fatigue cannot be overlooked. Treatment should involve the mind and body.

III. Chronic fatigue test

Chronic Fatigue Test

Chronic fatigue test with saliva

  • Hormones cortisol (stress and anti-inflammatory) and DHEA are measured with the help of saliva. Changes in DHEA levels indicate the degree of adaptation to stress.
  • This test examines whether the following symptoms are caused by a decreased condition of the adrenal glands: fatigue, exhaustion, less resistance, strong mood swings, etc.

Are there more tests for chronic fatigue?

To choose the right treatment it is also useful to know in which phase of fatigue you have. A questionnaire is used for this and / or a laboratory examines:

Chronic Fatigue Test
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CFS Symptoms and Causes

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IV. What Causes Chronic Fatigue?

Food intolerance

  • For example, one of the most common food sensitivities today is a gluten sensitivity.
  • Lactose intolerance and intolerance to other common allergens can also be the cause of chronic fatigue complaints. 
  • I recommend you to food intolerance test to determine what you are sensitive to and eliminate these products from your diet.

Disturbed intestinal flora

  • A lack of healthy gut bacteria is now linked to the onset of conditions such as: food allergy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), altered hormone production, chronic and autoimmune diseases, depression, obesity, bacterial infections such as H. Pylori.

Chronic inflammation

  • What Causes Inflammation? Poor diet, stress, parasites, bacteria, food allergies, sedentary lifestyle, obesity.
  • Gut health. Not having a balance of gut bacteria can lead to inflammation that can lead to digestive problems, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
  • All of these can contribute to chronic fatigue.

Sleep deprivation

  • Most adults need between 7-9 hours of sleep every night to feel their best. 
  • In addition to rest, our body makes the most important hormones during sleep: growth hormone and melatonin. 

chronic fatigue symptoms

Fluctuations in blood sugar

  • Most people have fluctuations in blood sugar. -
  • They are not even aware that this is a major contributing factor to their health problems and lack of energy.
  • Chances are, if you're always tired, your blood sugar has something to do with it.

Eating low carbohydrates is the best diet to control your blood sugar.

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal exhaustion has also been described as overworked, stressed, overwrought, chronic fatigue or total exhaustion.

Long periods of stress or chronic illness are the primary cause of adrenal exhaustion!

You can get detailed information about CFS symptoms and causes read here.

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Work with an expert who understands what chronic fatigue is. I know how you feel 🙂 I was tired for years myself. Do not give up! There are solutions in a natural way without drugs.

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Drs. Elena Karnaukhova Nutrition & Orthomolecular therapist