What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex medical condition that causes long term fatigue. This means that after ordinary physical or mental activity, your ability to accomplish tasks has greatly diminished when under normal circumstances those activities would be routine before the illness.
Many people suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome without knowing because the root cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is often unknown. It is thought that a combination of physiological and genetic factors work in tandem to accelerate and sustain this condition. Although the root cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is unknown, it has been noted that chronic fatigue syndrome can manifest after
- Viral diseases
- Endocrine abnormalities
- Immune system impairment
- Physical trauma
- Emotional trauma
Signs and Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
The lowered ability to do activities that prior to the illness where normal is a common sign you may have chronic fatigue syndrome. Post exertional malaise (PEM) is considered to be a cardinal symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome, which is a delayed and substantial worsening of chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms that always follows physical exertion and often follows a decline in cognitive activity. Unfortunately the amount of activity needed to worsen the symptoms is hard for people to determine. Usually the “energy crash” after activities may last anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Other common symptoms include:
- Muscle and joint pain without redness or swelling
- Tenderness of lymph nodes in armpits and neck
- Sensitivities to food, odors, chemicals, lights and sounds
- Shortness of breath
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Sore throat
- Chills and night sweats
One of the following symptoms must also be present:
- Problems with memory and thinking
- While standing up;
- Vision changes
Myer’s Cocktail, What is It?
In the 1960’s Dr. John Myers Developed an intravenous blend of nutrients he called Myer’s cocktail. His original intention was to make an over the counter IV solution of minerals, vitamins and nutrients that could be used as an overall wellness remedy.
The idea behind this IV therapy was to develop an intravenous system to bypass the digestive system making the nutrients available for immediate use. Meaning you can absorb higher concentrations of vitamins and minerals more efficiently, feel and see results far quicker.
It is this blend of vitamins that bypasses the gastrointestinal system that can lead with help with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Myer’s Cocktail and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Nutrition and supplements can help with chronic fatigue syndrome. The Myer’s cocktail is a blend of Vitamin C, B complex, Magnesium and calcium. It is well documented that a balanced diet is a significant contributor to the health of a person.
By bypassing the digestive system, and connecting directly to an IV nutrients and supplements such as magnesium to help maintain normal nerve and muscle function as well supporting the immune system it also helps regulate blood glucose levels.
The vitamin B complex works as an antioxidant to help fight particles in the body that may damage cells also known as free radicals, it also has a key role in converting food into energy. Some studies have shown that vitamin B complex can lift your spirits and improve your cognitive effectiveness.
Vitamin C is a necessary nutrient used to develop and repair basically all body tissues. The adrenal glands also need vitamin c to help with synthesizing amino acids to dopamine and finally adrenalin, which is also considered a mood enhancing vitamin. It also helps reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease.
Take the Next Step In Improving Your Health by Contacting SOHMA Integrative Medicine
Our goal is to help you improve your health. You can reach out to us and ask us about the Myers Cocktail, IV Therapy, Chiropractic care, or how our other health service lines can help you with your journey to improved health.
Located in Long Beach and Lakewood, CA we help individuals from the surrounding cities.
We look forward to helping you take the next step in your journey to better health.