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Posted on 01-18-2018

Understanding Chronic Fatigue SyndromeChronic Fatigue Syndrome is a condition that causes severe fatigue. This exhaustion persists even after experiencing a full night’s rest. The disorder can last a long time and may hinder the ability to complete typical daily activities.

There are many symptoms associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The central symptom is extreme fatigue that lasts for a period of six months or longer. You may experience feeling poorly for more than a day after performing physical activity. Muscle pain and pain in multiple joints that is unexplained can also be felt. You may suffer from memory problems and headaches, as well. Sore throat and loss of concentration can be felt, too. You may have tender lymph nodes in your neck or armpits. Besides fatigue, you must also have at least four other symptoms to be considered a candidate for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There is no single test to positively diagnose someone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Multiple medical tests will be needed to rule out other medical problems that have similar symptoms.

The cause of this disorder is still a mystery. There are many theories on what may trigger Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but there is no concrete evidence. One potential trigger includes viral infections. This link is due to the fact that some people develop Chronic Fatigue Syndrome after having a viral infection. Viruses that may have a connection to this disorder are the Epstein-Barr virus, mouse leukemia viruses, and human herpes virus 6. When evaluating sufferers of chronic fatigue, they appear to have immune systems that are a little impaired. It is unknown whether this impairment is substantial enough to cause the condition. People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are also sometimes found to have abnormal hormonal levels produced in the pituitary glands, adrenal glands, or hypothalamus. The significance of the imbalances is still unclear.

There are several factors that increase your risk of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While the condition can occur at any age, people in their 40s and 50s are most commonly affected. Sex is another risk factor, as women are diagnosed at a higher rate than men. This number may be skewed because women are more likely to talk to a doctor about their symptoms. Development of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may occur from improper management of stress.

There is no single approach for treatment of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Since there is no cure, treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms. Antidepressants at a low dose can help improve sleep and reduce pain for those who suffer from depression and chronic fatigue. Therapy is the most effective treatment method.  Chiropractic adjustment can help ease symptoms and improve your quality of life. Adjustments of the spine can have a positive effect on your nervous system and reduce symptoms related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Chiropractic adjustments may be the answer to your chronic fatigue problem. At Pelphrey Chiropractic, we are focused on improving the wellbeing of our clients. Customers are given individualized care, so they receive the most beneficial treatment suited for them. Pelphrey Chiropractic is located in Lexington, KY and provides service to the surrounding area. Contact us today! 

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