Many of us experience a frenzied pace of life, which can lead to fatigue and exhaustion. If you’re one of these people, then read on.
“Fatigue is a symptom associated with many disorders, is especially common in women and in older adults, and can have a huge negative influence on quality of life,” according to study author, Mary E. Harrington (National Center for Biotechnology Information). “Fatigue is one of the most common complaints that brings patients to see their clinician in part because feeling unusually fatigued can dramatically impact quality of life.”
In addition to fatigue, have you experience any of the following?
- Pain in the joints or muscles
- Inability to exercise
- Confusion, forgetfulness, or lack of concentration
- Excessive sleepiness or sleep disturbances
- Anxiety or apprehension
- Depression, headache, or sore throat.
If you have answered yes to several of these symptoms, you may have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The Mayo Clinic characterizes as a complicated disorder fueled by extreme fatigue that lasts for at least six months and that can’t be fully explained by an underlying medical condition. The fatigue worsens with physical or mental activity but doesn’t improve with rest.
Other characteristic symptoms include:
- Sleep that isn’t refreshing
- Difficulties with memory, focus and concentration
- Dizziness that worsens with moving from lying down or sitting to standing
Traditional Chinese Medicine says ‘chronic fatigue’ is an imbalance with the yin and yang. These are opposite but complementary forces that are essential in balance for optimal health. Too much or too little of either one can create problems in the body.
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