Alternative Chronic Fatigue Treatment:

Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia have been reported to have a close association. However, we will not attempt to make that association here.

Chronic Fatigue is associated with a failing immune system and can be treated without drugs. Nutritional health must re-establised before one would be able to have relief, from their condition. Hormonal imbalance is also associated with Chronic Fatigue and the imbalance can be attributed to a great amount of stress.

Criteria For Chronic Fatigue Diagnosis

The Centers for Disease Control define Chronic Fatigue as a distinct disorder with specific symptoms and physical signs after eliminating other identifiable causes of these symptoms and signs.

1. Four or more of the following symptoms must have been present for longer than six months:

2. The fatigue must be severe as indicated by the following:

3. The fatigue must be a new, not lifelong, condition with a definite time of onset. Often, the condition first appears as a viral upper respiratory tract infection marked by some combination of fever, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, earache, congestion, runny nose, cough, diarrhea, and fatigue. Typically, the initial illness is no more severe than any cold or flu.

4. The symptoms must persist. In ordinary infections, symptoms go away after a few days, but in Chronic Fatigue, fatigue and other symptoms recur or continue for months to years. Many patients experience symptoms as recurring bouts of flu-like illness, with each attack lasting from hours to weeks.

Note: Other symptoms reported with Chronic Fatigue but not part of the criteria include intolerance to alcohol, irritable bowel syndrome, dry eyes and mouth, impaired circulation in the hands and feet, visual disturbances, and painful periods in women.

Natural Therapies For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Information: Natural News 11/12/2008 - The Root Causes Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Explained

Chronic Fatigue Information: Natural News 8/21/2009 - If You Have Chronic Fatigue, You Might Just Need L-Carnitine

Chronic Fatigue Information: Dr. Mercola 1999 - Mycoplasma Bacteria

Chronic Fatigue Information: Dr. Mercola 7/4/2004 - Progesterone Cream

Chronic Fatigue Information: Dr. Mercola 11/21/2006 - Stress And Childhood Trauma

Chronic Fatigue Information: Dr. Mercola 10/2/2007 - Now Linked To A Common Stomach Virus

Chronic Fatigue Information: Dr. Mercola 11/12/2009 - Gammaretrovirus Thought To Be Important Cause Of Chronic Fatigue

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