Is Chronic Fatigue A Life Sentence?
Before I share the wonderful news that you don’t have to suffer from Chronic Fatigue forever, let me first define Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a disorder of its own entity. It was poorly diagnosed for many years as tests in the GP’s office couldn’t simply give you the diagnosis, so as a result many people suffered in silence.
These days it is much more accepted and there are criteria a doctor can use to better diagnosed Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms.
As for Chronic Fatigue this can be a symptom of an other disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, skin diseases such as psoriasis or any other chronic disease.
I certainly felt extremely fatigued when my body was plagued with psoriasis. It felt as if every aspect of me was using energy to help me get better so as a result I could do very little else.
Ok so let’s talk about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).
One thing I have learnt over the years in having an auto-immune disease to deal with is that the body doesn’t create symptoms out of thin air.
There is absolutely no possibility that the body just one day decides to become sick. In fact, many diseases can take many years to manifest.
That is why during a consultation, a natural health practitioner such as myself will ask many questions centred around the person’s health prior to the disease presenting as often there are the clues as to why this has occurred in the first place. In general, I have found (and this can be said for many ages) that the primary reason for CFS is suppressed pathogens.
Often a person will say I was healthy up until I got tonsillitis several times or the flu or whatever it may be.
In addition to this, I have also found the commonality of poor gut health. I don’t just mean dysbiosis, no what I mean is a weak spleen qi (as we call it in Chinese Medicine).
The spleen qi is the powerhouse to the entire body. When this system is somehow disrupted, it can lead to a huge array of health issues. You may say, “well how do you know whether I have suppressed pathogens, a weak spleen qi or something else?” T
he answer to this is quite easy, your body shows us through signs and symptoms. For many it may appear as a random expression of symptoms but in fact the body is identifying the progression of the disease as to which systems are affected and what in fact can be done to rectify this.
This takes me back to my original statement and that is ‘no illness presents out of thin air’. There is a story we need to unravel the and your body is sharing this story with us through the signs and symptoms it presents.
So let’s briefly go into Chronic Fatigue.
This is a symptom of a chronic condition and as with CFS, the reasons for it need to be identified. Our focus should be on the symptoms that are presenting but also and possibly more importantly why is the body reacting to that is creating these symptoms.
If you would like to know more about auto-immune diseases I would strongly recommend to listen to my podcast where I identify all the reason behind why you may be suffering an auto-immune disease.
This information took me decades to figure out and I hope it can provide you some insight into why you are possibly feeling the way you are.
I would recommend when you go to see a health practitioner go in with as much information as possible, as we will need to put the pieces of the puzzle together in order to deeply understand why you are feeling the way you are.
I would love to know more about your experiences around CFS or CF, whether it is something you are currently going through or have found a way to overcome it.
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Yours in Great Health,
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The number of times I have had patients come in with a health concern and answer their own questions with, “I know I’m not doing the right things for myself right now”. This is often followed by excuses that make it ok.
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