What is chronic fatigue syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a physical illness; it is characterized by overwhelming fatigue that interferes with routine work. It is also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis. Here myalgic refers to muscle pain and encephalomyelitis means inflammation of brain’s spinal cord. The persistent fatigue is unrelated to exertion and also not relieved by rest. The disease process in CSF displays a range of neurological, immunological and endocrinal system abnormalities. Although fatigue is a common symptom in various illnesses but in CSF there is multisystem illness.
Causes of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
- Immune system disorder
- Certain viral infection
- Liver disorder
- Thyroid disorders
- Kidney disease
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Low blood sugar levels
- Low blood pressure
- Low socio economic status
- Women between 40 -50 years of age
Chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
- Persistent fatigue not caused by exertion not relieved by rest
- Memory weakness
- Poor concentration
- Unfreshing sleep
- Muscular pains
- Joint pains
- Shortness of breath
- Sore throat
- Chest pain
- Chronic cough
- Ear ache
- Weight loss
- Weight gain
- Mighty sweat
- Jaw pain
- Allergies to food, medicines, smell, chemical.
- Dry eye
- Blurring of vision
- Tender lymph nodes of neck and armpit
- Fluctuation in appetite
- These symptoms last for at least six months.
Chronic fatigue syndrome is hard to diagnose. Diagnosis is mainly based on symptoms because no characteristic laboratory abnormalities to diagnose CSF.
Tests are mainly system specific – blood tests, liver function test, kidney function test, thyroid estimation, CT scan, MRI to rule out other disorder of central nervous system.
Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms
Treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms entirely depends upon underlying cause and condition
Adequate sleep, rest diet supplements should be taken. Psychological counseling should be given if there is any psychological cause.
Homeopathic treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms- Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for chronic fatigue syndrome treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms treatment:
Natrum Mur, Phosphoric Acid, Alumina, Camphora, Carbo Veg, Stannum Met, Coca, Muratic Acid, Naja, Picric Acid, Selenium, Secale Cor, Tarantula, Formica, Iodum, Cocculus Ind, Acetic Acid, China, Nux vomica, Chelidonium, Arnica, Psorinum.
Allopathic treatment – treatment depends upon cause and condition.
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment – mainly include Naturopathy, Massage, Herbal treatment, Aroma Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Relaxation therapy, Psycho therapy, Ayurveda.