Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is an illness that can take control over someone’s life. It causes weakness, tiredness, achiness, confusion, depression and severe fatigue. There are no tests that can be taken to figure out for sure if someone has the illness, but diagnosis is made from the process of elimination regarding symptoms and other criteria.
The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is as yet unknown, but research continues to explore possible causes. Some of the possible causes that doctors suspect are chemical imbalances in the body, possible infection such as a viral or bacterial, traumatic trauma to a person, severe stress, weakened immune system, poor diet, cancers, sleep difficulties, depression, drugs, alcoholism, behavioral problems, obesity, pesticide sprayed foods, hormone imbalance, and brain disorders.
Another cause could be an unhealthy environment where molds and toxins are in the home or work place and begin to effect the body’s immune system. When harmful toxins and mold spores are exposed to the body, some people develop flu like symptoms, become very ill and then are diagnosed with CFS.
Chronic fatigue syndrome can also be caused by physical and mental abuse. The body becomes traumatized and stressed, which begins to weaken the immune system. This can prevent the body from fighting off infections and free radical cells that could make a person very sick which can then lead to the illness.
There are so many different possible causes that may trigger Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in certain people. If you are someone in your family is struggling with nonspecific symptoms that may point to CFS, be sure to consult a health care professional that specializes in treating patients with the illness.