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Chronic Fatigue Syndrom

Chronic Fatigue

Countless people feel abnormally tired and would gladly take to their beds by late afternoon. Most people who mention this symptom to their doctor will not be given a diagnosis despite a thorough examination. If the hemoglobin, iron and thyroid levels are normal, there is not much the doctor can recommend.  Frequently, the actual causes of fatigue are chronic stress, micronutrient deficiency or hormonal deficiency.

Chronic Stress, Burnout

People who are stressed produce more cortisol in the adrenal cortex. However, the adrenal gland is only able to produce large amounts of cortisol for approximately 3 years after which it falls into an exhaustive state and produces a dramatically decreased amount of cortisol. This results in burnout, a state of complete physical and mental exhaustion.  By conducting a simple test, the cortisol day profile, it can be determined if a patient is still in a state of high stress (high cortisol level) or burnout (low cortisol level).

Micronutrients

Anyone who doesn't have a balanced diet will suffer from a lack of essential nutrients sooner or later.  Young people who tend to avoid fresh fruit and vegetables in favour of the daily consumption of sugary foods and energy drinks are highly likely to suffer from debilitating fatigue in early adulthood.

In such cases, there is no need for expensive medical investigation, but rather simple advice on healthy eating. If the cells lack the micronutrients, the mitochondria cannot produce energy. If individual cells lack energy, the whole body suffers from exhaustion. The cure is simple:  replenish all the essential nutrients through healthy nutrition. To accelerate the healing process, the intake of natural vitamins and minerals can be increased by using Moringa and Aroinia extract.

Intestinal diseases

One of the main reasons for the insufficient absorption of essential nutrients is chronic inflammation of the intestine in the form of Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, both of which are easily treatable.

Hormone deficiency

People seldomly associate chronic fatigue with a hormone imbalance. Humans have around 150 hormones of which only 20 have been explored. Our hormones function in a finely balanced relationship with each other which is easily upset by stress, the contraceptive pill, medication and many other factors. Lack of estriol, progesterone or testosterone can result in fatigue and many other symptoms.  Whenever fatigue is a symptom, a measurement of the hormones is urgently recommended (a saliva test is more accurate than a blood test).

 

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