Chronic fatigue syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is characterized by constant fatigue and an abnormal feeling of energy failure. In many cases, fatigue is so severe that daily chores can be difficult to perform. CFS has long been a controversial disease, but since 2007 the disease has become a reasonably accepted medical condition. However, there is still disagreement about a number of issues between medical professionals and patient organizations.


In addition to fatigue, there are also symptoms such as elevated body temperature, sore throat, sore lymph nodes, joint and muscle pain, memory problems, etc.


The doctor diagnoses the condition chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) if certain main criteria regarding fatigue are met, as well as various symptom criteria and objective findings such as. elevated body temperature, sore throat and sore lymph nodes. The government has in some treatment to cure the disorder, but works with symptom relief and focus on the importance of the patient learning to live with the disorder and not learning to overwork. This is extremely important as the opposite can lead to disability.


The actual cause is not known, but the condition is perceived as triggered by many causes. However, research suggests that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome suffer from a persistent bodily stress response. The body is thus “on alert”, without any obvious reason for it. It is believed that it may be due to infectious diseases, such as borrelia and associated co-infections.

In many cases, the disease has developed gradually over time. Typically, fatigue and fatigue are of significant severity with a duration of over six months. In patients with CFS, overexertion is often seen in front of bouts of fatigue. For example, the person on a daily basis may be affected by poor diet, smoking, stress, alcohol and too little sleep, which in itself does not cause CFS. Only if the person e.g. infected with the simple flu, CFS can be triggered. 


When treating CFS, all measures must be taken very carefully, as the slightest wrong action can cause reactions that will take several days to recover. Therefore, the combination of a comprehensive and competent diet guide along with reliable laboratory analyzes is a good solution. There are several analyzes that can provide a good insight into the CFS situation, but which ones are best for you will be assessed on the basis of a thorough review of your particular situation.

To reduce stress in the body, it may be relevant to investigate for any food intolerances and digestive problems. For example, a urine sample may reveal an incomplete digestion of milk and gluten, which may lead to the formation of neuropeptides. It can also be examined whether there is an overgrowth of fungi and bacteria in the intestinal flora or increased intestinal permeability. In addition, stress hormones, amino acid status, and other nutrition-related substances can be assessed.

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