Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome is determined by your doctor and based on:
- Your general health and medical history
- Extension of the condition
- Your forbearance or acceptance of particular medications, medical procedures, or therapies
- Expectations for the course of the condition
- Your opinion or preference
Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome may include:
- Medicines, including corticosteroids, antidepressants, and others
- Light aerobic exercise program (keep away from medium to energetic physical activity)
- Dietary supplements and herbal preparations
- Psychotherapy and supportive counseling
There is no cure for CFS. Treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome focuses on symptoms relief. The most destructive or disabling symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome should be addressed first.
Medications for chronic fatigue syndrome
Some problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome can be improved with a prescription or over-the-counter medications.
Many folks with chronic health problems, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, are additionally depressed. Treating your depression can make it easier for you to cope with the problems associated with chronic fatigue syndrome. Low doses of certain antidepressants can help improve sleeping routine and reduce pain as well.
Some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, particularly young people, feel tired, exhausted, and shaky or nauseous when standing or sitting upright. Pharmaceutical drugs that regulate blood pressure and/or pulse rate may be helpful.
If over-the-counter medications such as Advil, Motrin IB, and Aleve don’t work, the prescription drugs that are sometimes used to treat fibromyalgia may be an option. The list of medicines that are commonly prescribed in those cases includes Lyrica, Cymbalta, and Neurontin.
Therapy for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome
Many patients with CFS benefit from different methods of psychotherapy:
Talking to a counselor can help build coping skills with chronic disease, cope with limitations at work or school, and improve family dynamics. It can also be helpful in managing depression.
Solving sleep problems.
Lack of sleep can make it difficult to deal with other symptoms. Your doctor may suggest avoiding caffeine or changing your bedtime routine. Sleep apnea can be treated with a device that supplies air pressure through the mask while you sleep.
Aggressive exercise regimens often worsen symptoms, but maintaining tolerable activities is important to prevent the worsening of the condition. Exercise regimens that start at a very low intensity and gradually increase over time can be helpful in improving long-term function.
Post-exertional malady and discomfort
People with chronic fatigue syndrome worsen symptoms after physical, mental, or emotional exertion. This is called post-exertion malaise and can last for days or weeks after exertion.
People who experience post-exertion malaise often struggle to find a good balance between activity and rest. The goal is to stay active without overdoing it.
You may want to keep a diary of your activities and symptoms so you can keep track of how much activity is too much for you. This can help you avoid pushing yourself too hard on the days when you feel good, which can result in a “fall” where you will feel much worse later on.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome CFS
Chronic fatigue syndrome is the name adopted for some physical, constitutional, and psychological complaints. Before this name was chosen, according to U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people diagnosed with effort syndrome, neurasthenia, epidemic neuro myasthenia, and post-viral fatigue syndrome were likely to be suffering from CFS. Chronic fatigue syndrome is common in women than in men and is prominent among people between the ages of 25-45 years with a few exceptions.
What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
A variety of studies shows that viruses are responsible for Chronic fatigue syndrome as it follows the form of acute infections although not in the affirmative. In recent times, abnormalities in neuroendocrine function have been suspected to be responsible for impaired energy and mood of patients. The prominence of depression in two-third of its patients made some tag Chronic fatigue syndrome as a psychiatric disorder primarily.
Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The symptoms of Chronic fatigue syndrome start noticeably in an active individual with a flu-like illness as a trigger. This illness is followed by intense exhaustion that is accompanied any by a sore throat, muscle or joint aches, headache, tender lymph node, and fever. As the syndrome persists for weeks, discomfort in sleep, poor concentration, and depression become evident.
No laboratory test can directly diagnose Chronic fatigue syndrome except by doing a complete examination to eliminate the likelihood of other illnesses one after the other.
Natural treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome
Many alternative therapies have been promoted for chronic fatigue syndrome, but there isn’t much evidence that they work. Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome may be vulnerable to pharmaceutical drugs, and even to some herbal products and supplements.
Homeopathy for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Homeopathy treats patients as a whole entity without solely focussing on the ailment. After the history of a patient’s condition
thoroughly carried out and a proper examination completed, a constitutional remedy is selected to treat specific symptoms that are peculiar to a patient. Common homeopathic remedies used for the natural treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome include Lycopodium, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux vomica, and Sepia. Other remedies unique to fatigue and their particular applicable symptom are below:
Phosphoric acid for fatigue
This treats debility as a result of persistent grief, stress or exertion of the mind, sexual exertion or any form of nervous strain. It helps indifference, torpidity of body and mind, and apathy. An activity like studying causes a feeling of heaviness in the head and limbs.
Kali Phosphoricum against chronic fatigue
Known as the chief biochemical nerve salt and found in brain cells and nerve fluids. It is suitable for any of these conditions such as despondency, anxiety, mental and physical breakdown, neurasthenia, fearfulness, weak memory, hypochondriasis, hysteria, insomnia, mental decay, night terrors, irritability, insanity, and paralysis.
Gelsemium helps to fight fatigue
The characteristic symptom in need of this remedy is the poor concentration of the mind, dullness, vertigo, dull ache at the base of the brain, poor self-confidence, and a sudden outburst of emotion that can lead to indigestion and diarrhea
Avena Sativa for weakness and restless
This remedy selectively affects the nutritive function in the brain and nervous system. This treatment calms the gives strength to the nerves. It also serves as a tonic after an exhausting disease treatment.
Picric acid for low energy
This remedy is best suited for the preference to remain mentally inactive and the desire always lies down and rest. A slight exertion comes with headaches and exhaustion, limiting such a person’s capacity for work. Also, sexual irritability may be experienced
Acupuncture Treatment for chronic fatigue
Acupuncture treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome involves the insertion of needles in acupuncture points of the body for about 20minutes, and this can include lifting or twirling of the needles from time to time as determined by the therapist.
Acupuncture can be used to drain the dampness in the body in other to strengthen digestion which will make the production of energy more in the body. Dampness in the body can be felt in the form of tiredness and the familiar feeling of fatigue. These feelings are caused by energy blocks that hinder the flow of energy which leaves the body foggy and desirous of sleep most times.
It is necessary to expel the pathogen from the body and work on strengthening weak organs of the body. By so doing the Qi in the body returns to bring a balance in the body.
The effectiveness of acupuncture may vary from person to person. It is best combined with homeopathic therapy for more effectiveness. Another factor to consider is the qualification and experience of the therapist, especially in both acupuncture and homeopathy treatments.
Natural treatment for CFS in Philadelphia
For natural treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome contact Philadelphia Homeopathic Clinic. Here at the Nationwide recognized facility licensed medical practitioners (Acupuncturists, Reiki healers, Physical Therapists) under the supervision of the Medical Doctor Victor Tsan use the most advanced techniques of natural treatment.
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