"Chronic Fatigue" - are we running out of battery?
So today . . . let's talk about something that seems to be plaguing many of us in today's hectic world.
And that would be . . . "chronic fatigue syndrome".
Okay . . . so first . . . what exactly is it???
Well . . . "Chronic fatigue syndrome" is a serious, debilitating, chronic disease that affects multiple body systems like the nervous system, the immune system and the body's production of energy.
And this disorder is characterized by "extreme" fatigue that lasts for at least 6 months, can't be fully explained by underlying medical conditions, worsens with physical or mental activity and "doesn't" improve with rest.
Some people even experience pain all over the body such as . . . muscle pain, headaches, tender lymph nodes or a chronic sore throat.
So how many of us in the U.S. have this disorder???
Well . . . according to the Institute of Medicine . . . an estimated 836,000 to 2.5 million Americans suffer from this debilitating disorder.
Now . . . conventional medicine says there's no cure or approved treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome, but some symptoms can be "managed".
But guess what???
You know how I'm always talking about how an overgrowth of our "bad" bacteria can wreck havoc to our body . . .
Well . . . in the alternative world of medicine . . . my world . . . a bacterial infection (bad bacterial overgrowth) can cause such health issues as pneumonia, problems with the immune system, a hormone imbalance, mental health problems, emotional trauma, unnecessary stress and you guessed it . . . chronic fatigue!