Are you tired all the time? Do you feel exhausted when you shop, walk around the block or after playing with your children? Perhaps you just feel worn out - unable to perform normal everyday chores. Unfortunately, this exhaustion may go on for days, weeks, months or even years! Well, you are not alone! You may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). Have you received a diagnosis from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome doctors?
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a real condition! It is a condition of prolonged (6 months or more) and severe tiredness that is not relieved by rest, nor the direct result of another health condition. Some additional symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may include:
Multi-joint pain without swelling or redness
Numbness, tingling, burning sensation
Decreased concentration and cognitive function
Swollen and painful lymph nodes
Sensitivity to bright lights noise, foods and odors
Increased menstrual problems
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may appear suddenly, following an illness or develop slowly without a definite starting point. Fatigue can last for six months or for years. Physical and/or mental activities often make symptoms worse and rest does not improve symptoms. People suffering with CFS, often reduce their participation in ordinary activities by 50%.
Just the Facts:
CFS is not contagious!
CFS affects 1 million Americans or more - unfortunately, many sufferers have not consulted with a physician regarding their symptoms.
Women are four times as likely as men to develop CFS. It usually occurs to those in their 40s and 50s - however, people of all ages can get CFS.
The cause of CFS is unknown, however may theories exist:
An Unhealthy, Unbalanced Spine
Immune System Dysfunction
Physical, Chemical and/or Emotional Stress
Imbalances (Nutritional, Hormonal)
Lifestyle Factors - Alcohol, drug and tobacco abuse; inadequate sleep, exercise and relaxation
A Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis is one of exclusion, ruling out other health conditions. Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome vary from person to person and may closely resemble other conditions, such as viral infections, depression, mononucleosis, fibromyalgia or the flu.
Chiropractic Care (Spinal Manipulation)
Graded Exercise Programs
Nutritional support and proper diet - you are what you eat!
Reduce emotional stress, know your triggers!
Pace yourself, especially on “good” days! Do not overdo.
Increase your odds of a good night's sleep by avoiding caffeine, alcohol and nicotine, as well as keeping to a sleep schedule on a “good” mattress.
A healthy spine and nervous system will help your immune system stay strong and reduce imbalances that may cause physical and emotional fatigue. A healthy body that receives proper food, exercise and rest should not be tired for extended periods of time. Is it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Schedule a free consultation at Kessel Wellness Center NYC and learn more.