In today’s hectic, hyper-scheduled world, most of us are busier than ever — so it’s no wonder so many of us are tired.
But what happens when tired becomes exhausted? And what happens when that exhaustion starts interfering with every aspect of your life and nothing you do seems to improve your symptoms?
This is the reality for millions of people suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. And if you’re currently struggling with the effects of this disorder, you know that finding answers can sometimes feel like an uphill battle.
And while modern medicine still has more questions than answers when it comes to this disorder, research has uncovered some promising findings that can help some patients address the underlying causes of their chronic fatigue syndrome.
What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The name chronic fatigue syndrome is fairly self-explanatory. It is a devastating and often “invisible” illness, that can leave sufferers struggling to complete even simple day to day activities.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is characterized by extreme fatigue, even after a restful sleep. Chronic fatigue syndrome, or CFS, is also known as myalgic encephalomytis (ME), or systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID).
While the primary symptom of CFS is typically severe fatigue that interferes with your ability to carry out normal activities, there are a number of additional symptoms that sufferers may experience including:
- Brain fog
- Poor concentration
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Joint and muscle pain
- Digestive disturbances
- Feeling exhausted after exercise
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Sore throat
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is still not entirely understood, and researchers have not identified a specific cause. It is…