Fatigue is an incredibly common condition with a multitude of causes ranging from lifestyle to serious medical conditions. Natural remedies are available to treat fatigue, but to eliminate serious illness, an initial assessment by a doctor is essential.
Stress Can Cause Fatigue
Today, fatigue is more often due to the effects of poor lifestyle choices; working long hours, poor diet, lack of sleep, smoking, caffeine, relationship stresses, family commitments or the use of alcohol and drugs. These external stressors result in physiological stress on the adrenal glands, which are our organs of survival.
Remedies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating condition that is often the endpoint of many different disease processes such as post viral syndrome, chronic chemical or heavy metal toxicity or chronic emotional stress. There are many possible symptoms that can be associated with this condition and any organ system can be affected. The main symptom is fatigue but you may also experience muscle pain, “brain fog”, joint pain, abdominal bloating and cramps, a change in bowels and/or emotional effects.
Nutritional Supplements, Homeopathic and Herbal Remedies
Treating this condition is complex and involves a combination of dietary modification, nutritional supplements, lifestyle changes, immune system and adrenal gland support, homeopathic and herbal remedies and chelation therapy. Some more unusual treatments such as far infra-red sauna hypnotherapy, emotional therapy and a reduction in geopathic stress can also be effective. The benefits of almost all of these remedies are not acknowledged by conventional medicine.
Low Adrenal Function
It is common for adrenal function to be mildly or moderately compromised, resulting in a variable pattern of low energy. Some patients take an excessively long time to get going in the mornings whereas others will be normal until midafternoon when they tend to run out of energy. Some may be tired all day yet be more alert at bedtime and unable to sleep. Some may feel “tired and wired” – agitated and hyperactive, yet fatigued. If blood tests rule out Addison’s disease, conventional medicine does not acknowledge any gray area of adrenal deficiency. You are told there is nothing wrong.
Treat Low Adrenal Function with Healing Herbs
Natural practitioners however, regularly address issues in this gray area with the use of many natural remedies. Diagnosis can be through clinical symptoms alone, however salivary hormone measurements can more accurately assess adrenal function, and treatment can then be more specific. Effective natural treatments include vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, herbs, adrenal glandulars, homeopathic remedies, and supplements that provide the essential building blocks of adrenal hormones.
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Symptoms of Low Adrenal Function
Fatigue, low tolerance to cold, depression, dizziness, body hair loss, pigmentation especially in the skin folds, inability to handle stress, low libido, ankle swelling, poor muscle stamina, allergies, low blood pressure, excess hunger, shakiness, frequent colds or other infections, chemical sensitivity, muscle pains, easy bruising, puffiness under the eyes, increased premenstrual syndrome, heavy periods, needing coffee for an energy boost, salt craving, sugar craving, feeling worse if meals missed. All of these symptoms can be treated with natural remedies.
Addison’s disease – a complete deficiency of adrenal function, is a rare and serious condition.
Effective Natural Remedies for Thyroid Disease
Treatment of Thyroid disease is also an area of controversy as many patients will have a multitude of symptoms supporting diagnosis of underactive thyroid, yet their biochemical blood tests are in normal range. The onset of hypothyroidism is gradual; therefore there can be a time lag between the onset of symptoms and a corresponding change in blood tests. Additionally, the reference range for determining so-called ‘normal’ thyroid function is very wide and some practitioners feel that treatment should start at an earlier stage of the process, before the patient becomes much more functionally affected. Effective natural remedies for thyroid disease may include minerals, vitamins, glandulars and dessicated natural thyroid extract.
Symptoms of Low Thyroid
Fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, depression, cold and heat intolerance, arthralgic aches and pains, fluid retention, extremely dry skin, menstrual problems and infertility, hair loss, coarse dry hair, brittle nails, puffy eyes, intractable constipation, palpitations, insomnia, hoarse voice, short-term memory loss, poor concentration, poor sex drive, persecution complex, mood swings. All of these symptoms can be treated with natural remedies.
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To your health,
Dr. Chris Dawkins, BM, MRCGP, LMCC
Chief Nutrition Optimizer at Natural Health News