Chronic fatigue is a disease or condition characterized by a constant feeling of fatigue. Fatigue worsens with physical or mental efforts, and doesn’t pass even while you’re resting. According to Elly Kleinman, member of Artic, given the fact that the symptoms of chronic fatigue are very difficult to measure, this condition wasn’t taken seriously enough until more recently. However, today doctors and scientists agree that this disease does exist, and it is necessary to seriously accept it and focus towards finding a solution.
Some of the most common fatigue syndrome symptoms include: tiredness, loss of memory or concentration, sore throat, enlarged and painful lymph nodes in the neck or the armpits, unexplained muscle pain, pain that moves from one joint to another without redness or swelling, headache, dreams that don’t bring rest and refreshment, extreme weariness that lasts for more than 24 hours. But Elly Kleinman also adds that people who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome can have a variety of symptoms that appear and disappear without any particular order.
According to Americare, and consequentially Kleinman, there are several possible causes of chronic fatigue syndrome, but the most common are: depression, anemia, hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, allergies, viral infections (e.g., Epstein-Barr virus or Herpes virus 6), improper functioning of the immune system, hormonal imbalance in the autoimmune diseases, chronic low pressure. Sometimes symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome may be caused by other diseases such as arthritis, sleep disorders, hepatitis, leukemia, cancer, or taking certain medications.
Previously it was thought that the Epstein-Barr virus is the only cause for this disease. Epstein-Barr is a widespread virus, and as Elly Kleinman reveals in his learning portfolio, it is present in 95% of the population. However, most people have successfully developed immunity to it. According to conventional medical doctors, Epstein-Barr virus is associated with many diseases, such as infectious mononucleosis, cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, and many more.
It may sound not that harmful, but Kleinman claims that lack of vitamins and minerals in the body can lead to this serious condition. We all know that our body needs all the necessary vitamins and minerals in order to function properly. If for a longer period of time you are missing a certain vitamin or mineral, it will certainly affect your health. It is likely that it will be the first symptom of chronic fatigue.