Extreme exhaustion, flu like symptoms, and more chase around people who have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It can wreck your life, but not all doctors take it seriously: some see it as all in patient’s heads, attention seeking, or, occasionally, drug seeking. But it’s real, and a new test may find it from its unique signature on the immune system.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or SEID (systemic exertion intolerance disease) as advocates call it (to give it a clean slate away from the stigma).is more likely to affect women, especially those between 20 and 40. Sometimes doctors are right, symptoms aren’t Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, they’re a different disease altogether, like sleep apnea (hard to diagnose on your own), untreated or chronic Lyme Disease, or something else. That’s why it’s important to have a way to diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, because diagnosis is the first step to proper treatment.
Because everyone’s immune system functions a little different, the over-activity may explain why there are some variations in symptoms, and why Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms alone don’t make for a good diagnosis. Just like “flu like symptoms” describe a lot of illnesses, there’s always been something less than tangible about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms, but researchers are finally honing in on the disease.
They didn’t find an underlying pathogen or condition, so there’s no ultimate cause yet. But they did find immune system markers that seem to be unique to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, which may lead to a blood test that could give people a confirmed diagnosis.
So if you have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, something is making your immune system work overtime. Make sure you’re giving it extra support. Give into and make time for the extra sleep you need. Make sure you’re eating lots of nutritious foods, including energy supporting proteins, berries, and lots of water. And you can start each day with immune supporting colloidal silver!
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