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Food Precautionary Measures Chronic Fatigue

Submitted by Loring A. Windblad on June 3, 2010

Fatigue is described as a feeling of tiredness and a feeling of lacking any energy or will power to exert oneself physically. Anyone who has exerted themselves physically may suffer from fatigue. However, there is a syndrome known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome where the feeling of fatigue is not related completely to exertion. In a condition such as this, rest and relaxation do not completely alleviate the symptoms that are being experienced by a person.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome may be caused by a number of factors. Chronic fatigue syndrome cannot be proven by blood testing and has no clinical significance.

It is a feeling experienced by the patient and as such cannot be treated through medication. Abnormalities in the level of hormones produced in the body might cause the body to not produce or store enough energy which may lead to the symptoms of this syndrome. When a person is lacking certain vital nutrients in their bloodstream, like iron, one might be chronically fatigued.

However, such a case is known as anemia and is a medical problem. Chronic fatigue syndrome may also be caused by a poor diet that does not provide enough energy to the person. This will probably be accompanied by weight loss or lack of weight gain.

Chronic fatigue syndrome can be treated by trying to improve the overall functioning of the body.  Slowly exercising one’s body under instruction from a doctor is useful. One can gradually build up the rate of exercise in order to improve stamina and reduce the effect of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Nutrition Chronic Fatigue: You can focus on your diet to alleviate your symptoms.

Food should be consumed regularly throughout the day without too many large gaps between meals. Starvation diets to lose weight are likely to cause extreme fatigue and are not healthy. Hydration is extremely important, and one must drink water regularly, even if not quite thirsty. You should focus on a diet that is known to be compatible with your system. Do not eat foods that may cause you to have an upset stomach like excessively spicy foods or foods that cause allergies. These reactions drain the body of energy. You should increase your intake for vegetables and you should try to have as many raw vegetables, like carrots, as possible. Breakfast is a vital meal and is often consumed in a rush and without much nutritional benefit. Stick to a routine that allows you time to eat a full and wholesome breakfast.
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