Everyone has days when they feel exhausted and weakened.
But if you don’t bounce back after a relaxing evening and good night’s sleep, you may have a health issue.
If you frequently feel extreme fatigue that cannot be improved with rest and relaxation, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS).
What is CFS?
CFS is a complex disorder that is characterized by chronic weakness and fatigue that is not caused by an underlying medical condition.
This symptom of extreme tiredness can be worsened with mental or physical activity, but individuals with CFS don’t feel better after resting. In fact, this severe fatigue often prevents individuals from completing daily tasks and, at times, keeps them confined to bed.
Additional names for CFS are myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).
Because fatigue can be caused by many different illnesses and conditions, it can be difficult to receive an accurate chronic fatigue diagnosis. In fact, CFS and fibromyalgia share many of the same symptoms and characteristics--to the point that some people argue that fibromyalgia is an extension of CFS.
To help you identify the nature of your chronic tiredness, it’s important to take note of any additional symptoms you are experiencing.
There is much more to CFS than being tired all the time.
In addition to experiencing periods of severe tiredness that last longer than 24 hours, people who have CFS often experience the following:
- Poor concentration and memory
- Unexplained joint and muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Swollen lymph nodes in the armpits or neck
If you experience any of the above conditions in addition to chronic lethargy, I encourage you to seek a professional diagnosis. These signs of fatigue are often compounded by work absence, lifestyle restriction, depression, and social isolation, which can decrease your quality of life if not addressed.
What causes chronic fatigue?
The exact causes of chronic fatigue are unknown.
CFS may be triggered by psychological stress or a viral infection that then causes individuals to become sensitive to any amount of exertion. Other potential reasons for feeling tired all the time include impaired immune system and hormonal imbalances.
Some people are predisposed to feeling tired and fatigued. The main demographic for fatigue syndrome symptoms are women between the ages of 40 and 50 who struggle with a high level of stress.
Natural Remedies for Chronic Fatigue
Because the nature and diagnosis of CFS can be so complex, many people are unsure how to address their muscle fatigue.
As a holistic wellness practitioner committed to helping patients improve their overall wellbeing, I can work with you to achieve full chronic fatigue recovery. We will work together to improve your overall health so that you are no longer feeling fatigued. This may include diet counseling and a personal exercise plan to balance your hormones and help your body feel better.
Because each case is unique, the best treatment for chronic fatigue differs for every individual. It’s important to approach fatigue remedies with patience, as complete improvement will take some time. I invite you to review these energy improvement tips provided by Faith Filled Moms.
If your feelings of fatigue and lethargy are affecting your quality of life, I encourage you to contact Sage Nutrition and Healing Center in Little Silver, New Jersey. With personalized chronic fatigue treatment, you can regain a healthy and radiant energy!
Call 732.852.7752 today and schedule your consultation!