Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Fact Or Fiction?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a misunderstood disease that causes a person to feel extremely fatigued, continuously. Everyone has woken up to a day where they never felt like they could get their energy in line. CFS is much different because it is way more serious and complex. It affects life continuously, for weeks or years, rather than a single day. Getting a good nights sleep will not make chronic fatigue syndrome go away. It continues to get worse with each passing day.
This disease should not be underrated. A person suffering from it has trouble doing normal daily tasks and stops enjoying things that they once did.
A good way to understand CFS would be to compare it to a hangover that never stops. It makes it really hard to concentrate, causes listlessness, wears your body down and causes pain for no apparent reason. There is no medicine that you can take to make all of this go away. It just drones at you day in and day out.
The doctors have not found a way to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome. A diagnosis only comes when they have ruled out all other possible problems.
When you go into the doctor they will need to look at your complete medical history and give you a thorough physical exam. They will perform a variety of tests to rule out other medical conditions. If your fatigue and symptoms have been recurring for more than six months and are seriously hindering your ability to live life then a CFS diagnosis might be given.
It is very common for those suffering from CFS to go through life without a diagnosis. The symptoms can be really vague and often believed to be a psychological problem. In these cases, the individual is often dealt a devastating blow because of the impact that CFS is already having on their lives.
There is no definite cause of chronic fatigue syndrome but it has been linked to several other medical conditions such as: past infection, anemia, immune deficiency, toxins in the environment, candidiasis and allergic reactions.
Most doctors agree that CFS is not a made up disease and exists despite their inability to pinpoint an exact cause.
There are several herbs that can give you a bit of your life back if you are suffering from CFS. Siberian Ginseng, Centella Asiatica and Extract of Olive Leaf are natures way of boosting energy and defeating fatigue. Unlike the prescriptions you are likely to receive from the doctor they are not addictive and do not have side effects. Even if you are not dealing with CFS, using these herbs can really help you get through the busy life we all lead in the west.