Do you feel tired all the time? Are you unable get up in the morning? You may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS). Below I talk more about the illness and what causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Firstly to get a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome you will undergo multiple testing. After all avenues have been ruled out then you can be diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. When you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, you have a group of symptoms including:
- Debilitating tiredness
- Flu-like symptoms
- Brain fog
- Poor concentration
- Muscle aches
- Digestive problems
- Fast or irregular heart beat
- Poor exercise recovery
Currently around 250,000 people suffer with the illness in the UK. Women more commonly get this chronic illness, especially between the ages of 20-45.
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
There are many root causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which is a complex condition. It is caused by a combination of factors that over time have weakened your body. Furthermore many people with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome find that a very stressful event triggered their illness. Below I have listed some of the common triggers to chronic fatigue syndrome:
- Unprocessed emotional trauma e.g. divorce
- Physical trauma e.g. car accident
- Chronic stress
- Adrenal exhaustion
- Viral infections e.g. Epstein barr virus / glandular fever
- Candida overgrowth
- Exposure to a lot of electrical equipment (EMFs)
- Sleeping on a geopathically stressed site
- Heavy metal toxicity, especially mercury exposure
- Liver congestion
- Poor diet deficient in minerals such as magnesium
- Food intolerances, commonly to gluten or cow’s milk
However in my experience with ME/CFS patients, the main root cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is a high sugar diet. This leads to a suppressed immune system, viruses and a Candida overgrowth. In my new 12 Week Fatigue-Fighting Programme we tackle the root cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with 12 week low sugar meal plans.
For more information on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), book your free 15 minute fatigue breakthrough call.