Ways to Ease ‘Chronic Fatigue Syndrome’ Symptoms

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an illness that involves excessive tiredness that does not go away with rest. This sometimes debilitating condition is just beginning to be understood in the medical community. Luckily for sufferers, there are ways to help ease symptoms so that they can live a more normal life.

Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

There is more to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome than just being sleepy all the time. There are many symptoms someone with this ailment can suffer through such as:

  • Multiple sleep disorders or insomnia
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Recurring headaches
  • Sore throat and swollen lymph nodes
  • Inability to concentrate

Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

The exact cause is unknown; however, physicians are diligently working on many theories to pinpoint what causes this disease. It is speculated that serious infections, hormonal imbalances, and a weakened immune system could all be causes, or at least triggers, for the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It is known that those who have severe symptoms during a viral infection are at a higher risk than others of developing this disease.

Helpful Tips to Relieve Symptoms

Getting this diagnosis does not mean all hope is lost. There are many things that you can do to help relieve symptoms.

Food sensitivities can be a contributor to almost any ailment since the immune system and digestive tract are so closely related. Consider an elimination diet to find out what your sensitivities are so you can avoid them.

Make sure your B vitamins are at a healthy level. The B vitamins are the natural vitamins our bodies use to maintain energy to do our daily tasks. Knowing this, it would make sense that some with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome could do with supplementation. Be sure to ask a physician first.

Take care of your mental health. Your body needs more than just physical rest. Mental rest is just as important. Stress can easily make everything more difficult and seem worse, so be sure to find times and ways to focus on what helps you relax and unwind.

If you are suffering from chronic fatigue and would like to talk with a physician about lessening symptoms, contact Questcare Medical Clinic for information about our locations and hours.