Chronic Fatigue – Focusing on the Underlying Cause
The name chronic fatigue syndrome may actually do the condition some injustice as it so much more than feeling tired all the time. Some other symptoms besides tiredness afflicting chronic fatigue sufferers are:
- A feeling of achiness and overall pain
- Problems getting regular sleep
- Abnormal headaches
- A sore throat
- Issues with memory and concentration
Some people may have severe, debilitating symptoms keeping them from performing their jobs and going to social functions, while other people may have mostly mild symptoms still allowing them to perform limited daily activities.
Trying to Understand Chronic Fatigue
One theory about chronic fatigue is that it has come about by a virus or infection of some sort because many people have developed chronic fatigue after having such conditions as dengue, West Nile virus, or H1N1. However, researchers agree it is the virus that triggers something within the body to respond the way it does. So, they continue to do research and try to find answers.
Women Diagnosed More Often
In the USA, three out of every four chronic fatigue patients are women. This may be because, as some theorize, men suffer in silence while women are more diligent about seeking a diagnosis. Chronic fatigue requires one to undergo a number of different tests to rule out other conditions, often making men give up before finding out the answer. Another theory has to do with female hormones and how they can be involved with autoimmune conditions as women tend to have these more than men.
Finding Help for Chronic Fatigue
Here at Perkins Family Wellness and Spinal Care in Farmington, Michigan, we focus on making sure the bones of the upper neck are properly aligned. The atlas – the top bone of the neck – is important to overall health of the body. If misaligned, it stresses the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. This negatively affects the immune system and the central nervous system, leading to such things as chronic fatigue. We use a gentle and precise method to help the bones to realign naturally. This often leads to a reduction in symptoms. Some patients see their chronic fatigue go away entirely.
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