Conventionally speaking, doctors usually offer no hope for those suffering with low energy. But, according to Dr. Carri Drzyzga, low energy can’t be solved by masking symptoms with drugs or artificial stimulants. Victims of chronic fatigue need a plan.
Chronic fatigue: Stop living life on the sidelines
While fatigue is the primary symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, the disorder can be difficult to diagnose. Typically, the condition is considered chronic fatigue syndrome when severe fatigue lasts six consecutive months or more, and is not due to extreme physical activity. Those suffering from chronic fatigue often struggle to maintain their normal level of daily activity – even after a whole night of sleep.
In addition to extreme fatigue, chronic fatigue patients are usually diagnosed after they have identified four or more additional symptoms, including post-exertion illness of more than 24 hours; unrefreshing sleep; noticeable short-term memory impairment or loss of concentration; muscle pain; joint pain in the absence of swelling or redness; headaches of new severity, type or pattern; tender lymph nodes in the armpit or neck; and a frequent or recurring sore throat.
Conventional medicine takes a multi-pronged (toxic chemical) approach of matching drugs to suppress or alter symptoms, including pain medications and sleeping pills. Yet, these treatments never alleviate the underlying causes. Dr. Drzyzga has developed a natural way to support a strong immune system and restore health through a healthy diet and other natural approaches, such as stress reduction techniques.
4 of the most common reasons for extreme fatigue
Conventional medicine often claims the causes behind chronic fatigue symptoms are unknown, making it easier to simply prescribe multiple toxic drugs to patients in order to dull the symptoms without solving anything. But Dr. Drzyzga says that while chronic fatigue can have many and varied causes, there are four primary reasons behind most cases of chronic fatigue – which include:
1. Hormones. Often, stress is a trigger for causing hormonal imbalances. Cortisol levels can shoot up, melatonin levels can be too low (especially at night) – which lead to fatigue and unhealthy weight gain. In addition, thyroid imbalances can decrease your memory and mental clarity.
2. Chronic stress. While stress is a normal part of life, too much can be draining, both physically and mentally. Of course, the worry over feelings of fatigue and memory loss can be enough to cause any person to get stressed out and sick. The key is to listen to the signs and take action to fix problems – as fast as possible.
3. Gut health. This is so important – when trying to overcome fatigue issues. The ‘standard American diet,’ emotional stress and the use of antibiotics can destroy the digestive system and make it difficult to absorb the nutrients needed from food. Bottom line: A healthy balance of gut bacteria are essential for overall good health and energy.
4. Damage from free radicals. Any of the causes above can lead to an influx of free radicals – which attack cell membranes on a regular basis. Once enough of the energy producing mitochondria – inside every cell – get damaged, severe fatigue is often the result. Eliminating systemic infections and eating a healthy diet is our best defense against free radical damage.
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This week’s guest: Dr. Carri Drzyzga, chiropractor, naturopath and expert in the area of functional medicine
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About Dr. Carri Drzyzga
Dr. Carri Drzyzga is known around the world as “The Functional Medicine Doc.” She is committed to helping patients discover the root cause of chronic fatigue and other health issues, then treating the cause with natural treatments so they can go back to living life to the fullest.
In private practice since 1996, she is the founder of Functional Medicine Ontario. Dr. Drzyzga holds two doctoral degrees, in chiropractic and naturopathic medicine. She has been trained in functional medicine and the Kalish Method, and is a certified gluten practitioner. A sought-after speaker, she is also the author of Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again! Fixing the Root Cause of Your Fatigue with Natural Treatments.
Article by Jonathan Landsman. Originally posted on Natural News.