Is there such thing as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Question by Radman: Is there such thing as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
I hear this “illness” may be more clinical and thus, not really attributable to any specific problem. I used to be very active in my late 30s. Now that I’m in my low 40s, I barely have enough energy to walk across the parking lot. I have absolutely NO stamina anymore and struggle to keep up with my GF. My blood numbers (cholesterol & glucose) were OK, I eat right, and I’m not fat. Any suggestions?

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Answer by Anthony Oliver
Here are the best 4 tips i can give you: Exercise, meditate, sleep properly, and diet.

Exercise is well-known for helping with fatigue. after just a couple of days of exercising for 30 minutes each day, you should see an increase in your energy.

Meditation is also said to help with fatigue, and people who meditate regularly don’t need as much sleep as people who don’t meditate at all. Meditation seems to help your body and mind replenish itself.

Having the appropriate sleeping patterns can help too of course, since not enough sleep can directly cause fatigue.

When i say to diet, i don’t mean to barely eat any food, i just mean to eat the appropriate food, such as an abundance of fruits and veggies along with the appropriate meats and grains. the right food can help boost energy levels in the brain.

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One Response to “Is there such thing as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?”

  1. ƦєdAиgєℓ says:

    If you are ever labelled with a “syndrome” beware…syndrome means unknown cause and everything has a cause. Another word for unknown cause is “idiopathic”. These are terms the medical profession use to say we have no clue what is causing your problem without actually admitting it in such blunt terms. 🙂 CFS is often stated as ME/CFS which means Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The Hummingbird M.E association have a bit to say about that however. An excerpt from their website…

    “It is important to be aware that Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and ‘CFS’ are not synonymous terms. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis is a distinct, scientifically verifiable and measurable, acute onset, organic neurological disease. ‘CFS’ in contrast, is not a distinct disease. ‘CFS’ doesn’t exist. Every diagnosis of CFS – based on any of the CFS definitions – can only ever be a misdiagnosis.

    However, while ‘CFS’ is not a genuine diagnosis, those given this misdiagnosis are in many cases significantly or even severely ill and disabled, with conditions including:

    Various post-viral fatigue states/post-viral fatigue syndromes (eg. following glandular fever/mononucleosis, hepatitis, Ross river virus, Q fever, flu, measles, chickenpox, herpes and many other infections)
    Athlete over-training syndrome
    Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome (MCSS)
    Multiple sclerosis
    Thyroid illness
    Adrenal insufficiency
    Localised and Metastatic malignancies
    Brain tumours, including astrocytomas, gliomas
    Transverse Myelitis
    Myopathic illnesses including: Myasthenia gravis, Mitochondrial myopathies, Post-infectious polymyositis
    Vitamin B12 deficiency disorders: Pernicious anaemia, Intentional dietary deprivation, Intestinal disease associated with or independent of M.E.
    Rheumatoid illness or lupus (SLE)
    Renal or liver disease
    Infectious illnesses including: Toxoplasmosis, AIDS, Lyme disease (Borrelia burgdorferi), Tuberculosis, Brucellosis
    Various psychiatric and social psychiatric states including: Anxiety neurosis, Uncomplicated endogenous or reactive depression, Clinical depression, Psychopathic personality disorder, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other psychiatric disease.”

    Good luck with finding the cause. If you have any other symptoms, no matter how trivial, it can help narrow down the cause.

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