What is chronic fatigue

Chronic fatigue syndrome causes persistent fatigue with fever, aching, and prolonged tiredness and depression.

If you suffer from Chronic Fatigue don’t despair although you may feel there is no end in sight there is a solution, you can reduce your symptoms and start to heal, it does take commitment and a belief that you can begin to heal.


Modern day lifestyles

I believe chronic fatigue is becoming more common because of our lack of relaxation and other lifestyle factors, such as sleep deprivation, poor eating habits and excessive caffeine intake, as well as allergies and unhealthy responses to stress, including habits of worrying, being angry or afraid.

Our adrenal glands sit over the kidneys, and play a significant role in the body, secreting more than 50 hormones necessary for life, including adrenaline, cortisol, DHEA, progesterone and testosterone.

These small but mighty glands also work with other hormones and systems in a “symphony.”

When one part of this symphony drops out, the adrenal glands have to pick up the slack, they are the “glands of stress,” but are also the first glands to fail during prolonged or intense periods of stress.

Stress is “cumulative,” its impact adds up in the body over time until your adrenal glands just can’t take anymore.

Adrenal glands’s functions:

The adrenal glands are responsible for many of the functions we need to stay alive and healthy, including:

1. Energy production

2. Fluid and electrolyte balance

3. Fat storage

4. Cortisol: one of our hormones, is extremely important for keeping our body systems in balance, as well as protecting our cells:

– It controls the strength of the immune system: Too much cortisol weakens the immune system, setting the motions for increased susceptibility to infections, too little leads to an overactive immune system and autoimmune disease

– It normalizes blood sugar

– It regulates blood pressure

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment_2Symptoms:

– Morning fatigue: You don’t really seem to “wake up” until 10 a.m.

– Afternoon “low” (feelings of sleepiness or clouded thinking) from 2 to 4 p.m.

– Burst of energy at 6 p.m.

– Sleepiness at 9 to 10 p.m but don’t go to sleep.

– “Second wind” at 11 p.m. that lasts until about 1 a.m., when you finally go to sleep.

– Cravings for foods high in salt and fat

– Mild depression

– Lack of energy

– Decreased ability to handle stress

– Muscular weakness

– Increased allergies

– Lightheadedness when getting up from a sitting or laying down position

– Inability to handle foods high in carbohydrates unless they’re combined with fats and protein

Any of these sound like you? You may in fact be suffering from Chronic Fatigue, but all is not lost!

In Part Two of this article tomorrow I’ll be telling you the possible causes of this ailment. After we understand what is causing Chronic Fatigue we can then work curing it. I’ll be providing you with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment a host of solutions to kick fatigue to the curb.

In the meantime if you are ready and have a desire to embrace and find wholeness in your life then connect with me and find out how I can help create a bespoke plan for you, and get you started on your wellness journey straightaway.

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