By Liesa Abrams
Examines the indications, remedies, and secret of power fatigue syndrome, ongoing study into its motives, and the way to dwell with this ailment.
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Echoing Dr. George M. Beard’s concept of neurasthenia, some researchers claim that the pressures and developments of modern civilization are actually causing the breakdowns in people’s bodies that lead to the illness of CFS. Other experts point to environmental factors, such as industrial pollutants and pesticides, exposure to which—just as hormonal disturbances can do—can cause Some experts believe that smoke and other industrial pollutants play a role in CFS. 54 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome impairment to the immune system.
23 Everyday activities become burdensome. People with CFS often lose the ability to keep up with a conversation because they have extreme trouble focusing on what the other person is saying and processing the meaning of the words. Reading becomes a slow, laborious process because a patient might have to read one sentence many times in order to really grasp its meaning. “I couldn’t concentrate to read, and when I did, the words leaped all over the page,” Hillary Johnson says of her worst days.
Patients also tend to have low levels of the related dehydroepiandrosterone hormone, a building block for the sex hormones estrogen and testosterone and also key to a functioning metabolism; low levels of cortisol, which also provides energy and aids in metabolism and coping with stressful situations; and decreased levels of thyroid hormone, which regulates body temperature and energy levels, among other functions. Some researchers have claimed that hypothyroidism itself could be the cause of CFS.
Diseases and Disorders - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Liesa Abrams