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Dealing With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

by | Feb 27, 2022 | Acupuncture, Health

Dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome requires knowledge about the condition to help you get proper rest. Read on to understand chronic fatigue syndrome and how Dr. Cook can help.

What Is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome manifests as extreme fatigue that persists for at least six months and can’t be explained by underlying medical conditions. The fatigue hampers mental and physical activities and doesn’t improve even with rest.

Here is a list of negative effects brought on by chronic fatigue syndrome:

1. Dizziness from movement
2. Difficulties with focus, concentration, and memory
3. Sleep does not refresh you no matter how many hours

All of these symptoms are too dangerous to ignore because they impact your ability to function. You have many options to treat this condition. Choosing the correct option requires you to consult with a doctor to find out what works best.

Causes

No definitive cause for what exactly causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome has been found. Many experts speculate that certain health issues such as physiological stress, hormonal imbalances, compromised immune system, and viral infections can cause chronic fatigue syndrome. You may experience Chronic Fatigue Syndrome if some or all of these factors are present in your life.

Symptoms

You may manifest some if not all the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome because it varies from person to person. The strength of the onset of your symptoms may vary on a daily basis.

Here is a list of symptoms for chronic fatigue syndrome

1. Fatigue
2. Dizziness
3. Sore throat
4. Headaches
5. Memory and concentration problems

Risk Factors

The condition often manifests if you are in your 40s to 50s. Your sex may also play a role in the development of chronic fatigue syndrome because women are more likely to develop the condition.

Here is a list of other potential risk factors

1. Stress
2. Allergies
3. Environmental Factors
4. Genetic Predispositions

It’s best to tell your doctor about which risk factors you have to ensure proper treatment.

Diagnosis

To date, there is no single test that can diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome because it can mimic other health problems.

Here are conditions that seem similar to chronic fatigue syndrome

Sleep disorders chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by a sleep disorder. A sleep study can check if you are having a sleep disorder such as restless legs, insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea.

How Dr. Cook can help

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be solved by adopting some life changes that can boost your energy and minimize fatigue. Traditional Chinese Medicine contains compounds that can help increase your energy levels and minimize fatigue. Chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by some underlying health condition, but augmenting your treatment with Traditional Chinese Medicine can make your treatment more comfortable and ease your discomfort.

Drink Tea

Drinking tea is one of the most effective ways to consume herbs.

Here are some teas that may help alleviate your fatigue

Orange Tea

Crush the orange and pour some hot water on the juice to create the tea. The tea contains vitamin C, which can help alleviate your physical and mental fatigue. It can also strengthen your immune system, which may be a factor in your chronic fatigue syndrome.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile contains antioxidants that may help you sleep. It also improves sleep quality, which may help you get better rest.

Cinnamon Tea

Cinnamon moderates your blood sugar levels and prevent crashes, which may work against fatigue. Cinnamon should be taken in the proper amounts, or you may suffer from health issues.

The tea can be made using two cinnamon sticks. You then boil it in 15cl of water and turn the heat off once it starts to boil. Once it boils, you can turn off the heat and leave the tea to drink for later.

Acupuncture

This treatment is meant to restore the proper balance of your energy. The treatment may be used to calm your energy to help you relax. Another benefit would be the micro-injuries caused by acupuncture can stimulate your production of endorphins. Endorphins are natural pain killers that can help you relax to get restful sleep.

Diet

Your diet may cause or exacerbate your chronic fatigue syndrome. Eating certain foods may cause you health issues that bring chronic fatigue syndrome depending on your genetic predispositions. Dr. Cook can help you create a diet plan that may relieve your chronic fatigue syndrome.

Here are some eating habits to help you get started:

Maintain an eating schedule

Eating at regular times helps you sustain your energy levels.

Eat breakfast

A healthy breakfast can help you maintain the proper energy levels until lunchtime. Eating breakfast can also help prevent overeating because your body will overcompensate whenever you skip meals.

Avoid sugary drinks

Avoid sodas and juices because they are full of sugar. Consuming sugar may keep you up because it is a stimulant. Drink water to ensure you can get to sleep easily.

Practice Sleep Hygiene

You need to prepare yourself for sleeping to ensure you get the rest you need. Using proper sleeping practices can help you get to sleep faster. There are many tips to get to sleep and what’s important is you find the tips that work best for your condition. Dr. Cook knows about lifestyle advice that can help you maintain good sleep hygiene. Consult with her to get help on how to get proper rest.

Here are sample tips to help you get to sleep:

1. Get up and go to sleep on a consistent schedule, even on weekends and vacations.
2. 7-8 hours of sleep is the ideal amount of time you must sleep every night.
3. Don’t eat large meals before going to sleep. Only eat light snacks.
4. Make your bedroom relaxing and keep it at a cool temperature.
5. Make sure your mattress is still adequate, and buy a new one if it’s not.
6. Keep your lights dim at night to help your body register its time to sleep.
7. Turn off all electronic devices 30 minutes before sleeping.
8. Do not take caffeine after lunch.
9. Maintain a healthy diet that avoids unnecessary additives.
10. Avoid refined sugars and eat fruits for dessert instead.
11. Exercise regularly every week to stay healthy.

In conclusion, learning about chronic fatigue syndrome can help you understand what is keeping you from sleeping. Getting the help of Dr. Cook can help you get to sleep as you try her natural treatment regimens. Everyone is different, and Dr. Cook will come up with a treatment that takes into account your health conditions and genetic predispositions. She will ensure that you get the proper amount of rest so you can be your best self.

Call Dr. Cook now to get the restful sleep you desire!

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