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Fibromyalgia Syndrome Chronic Fatigue

Fibromyalgia Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Portrait of WomanFibromyalgia syndrome chronic fatigue symptoms have frustrated and baffled researchers for years. Unable to find either a cause or cure for these conditions, many confused the two and believed they were the same. And many other doctors were under the mistaken impression that they were simply psychosomatic and that nothing could be done about fibromyalgia syndrome chronic fatigue. But that’s not the case today.

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is now recognized as a chronic pain illness affecting some 5 million Americans, mostly women between the ages of 20 and 50. This widespread disorder is characterized by aching pain and stiffness in the fibrous tissue of certain tender points around the neck, shoulders, chest, hips, knees and elbows. Besides pain, other symptoms include extreme fatigue, sleep deprivation, headaches and depression.

The main indications of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), on the other hand, are overall general physical and mental weariness. There are many different causes of tiredness. Just because you’re frequently tired doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve got CFS. The condition must persist for more than six consecutive months and include other symptoms such as memory loss, sore throat, headaches and muscle/joint pain without swelling or redness.

The causes of FMS and CFS remain unknown, but, by and far, the number one reason for all fatigue is poor nutrition. Other causes could be faulty digestion, food allergies, obesity, sleep problems, tension or depression. Smoking, alcohol and drugs are also contributing factors.

FMS and CFS are neither fatal nor permanently damaging. However, they are so debilitating, they have a profound effect on the families, friends and employers of sufferers. Most are seriously affected in their job performance and one quarter are unable to work at all.

But there’s hope for people afflicted with FMS and CFS, without resorting to controversial “painkillers” and other medications that have a long history of serious side effects. Lifestyle changes such as exercise, relaxation techniques, breathing reeducation and a healthy diet, as well as alternative therapies such as massage and chiropractic, have been shown to significantly improve the day by day functioning and, ultimately, the quality of life for those who suffer with these conditions. The changes take commitment, but it's well worth the effort.

Adding natural whole food supplements to your daily program is also essential and can make a huge difference in the way you feel. Taking the right supplements assures you of getting all the nutrition you need on a daily basis to have the bouoyant, vibrant health and energy to live your life fully 100%. It can help you get healthy and stay healthy. I highly recommend the supplement program you'll find at www.feel-better.info.

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