What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and What are the Causes

tiredness-1 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome is also called “myalgic encephalomyelitis” or it can be called as immune dysfunction syndrome. It is a feeling of tiredness that last for a long time and it also inhibits your day to day activities. The person may experience muscular pain, headache, sore throat, sleep problems, memory problems, pain in multiple joints etc. This is mostly seen in women around forty years. It is four times more common in women than in men.



Causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

1.    Immune System



Due to the improper functioning of the immune system some people are affected with chronic fatigue syndrome.

2.    Infection

Most of the people before infecting with chronic fatigue syndrome might be affected with some other infections. The pneumonia causing bacteria called Chlamydia pneumonia may at times leads to chronic fatigue syndrome and the people having this type of chronic fatigue syndrome are found to be benefited with consumption of antibiotics. Many viral infections like the Epstein-Barr virus, mycobacterium, retrovirus, rubella, enterovirus, Candida etc may cause chronic fatigue syndrome. Bronchitis, diarrhea, flu may also cause the chronic fatigue syndrome.



3.    Hormonal Imbalance

Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal hormones are the flight and fight hormones. They are responsible for the nervousness and the anxiety that a person is experiencing. Any stress in the physical and emotional level can cause alteration in these hormonal levels and which in turn results in more anxiety and stress. Constant alteration in these hormonal levels may affect the immune system and there by causes chronic fatigue syndrome.

4.    Hypo tension

It is the low blood pressure and that may be the result of the nervous problems. It may cause long lasting tiredness and fatigue.

5.    Central Sensitivity

It is found that the long lasting fatigue is due to the magnified response of the central nervous system towards the stimuli.

6.    Genetic Factors

Genetic factors are also responsible for causing the chronic fatigue syndrome. It can be transmitted through genes from the family members.

7.    Nutritional Deficiency

Some times nutritional deficiency is found to cause the fatigue. Deficiency in vitamin B, D, magnesium and many others may cause fatigue syndrome in certain people.



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