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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mysterious Physical Conditions

by Penny Logan

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is actually a very treatable but serious physical condition, not a mysterious illness as it is treated by conventional medicine. One to four million Americans suffer from CFS (abbreviation for chronic Fatigue Syndrome), according to research records from the Center for Disease Control. The extreme tiredness associated with this syndrome does not get better with bed rest, and because of the duration of the disease, many have to quit working. At least one fourth of the people who have this disease are unemployed because of this condition, living on welfare.

Unlike flu (influenza) symptoms, which usually subside in a few days or weeks, the signs and symptoms of CFS can last much longer. They may come and go frequently with no identifiable pattern. Chronic fatigue syndrome may precipitate after an infection, such as a cold or viral illness or after a time of great stress. It can also come on gradually without a clear starting point or obvious cause.

Women are diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome far more of ten than men are. CFS is a flu-like condition that can drain your energy and sometimes last for years.

Current medical practice is to assume the disease is psychological - that is, it's all in your head. A patient is given psychological counseling and sometimes physical therapy and exercise specialists are brought in. Sometimes a sleep therapist or dietitian is recommended. But these are just band-aids to allow the patient to "live with" the disease. Nothing is apparently available to relieve the misery and actually make the patient well.

At Angel Longevity Medical Center in Los Angeles, the doctors and staff are aware that the fatigue, pain, discomfort and depression felt by patients who have CFS are not "all in your head." These do have an underlying cause and Angel Longevity Medical Center has the technology and treatments that can help identify and treat this disease. They not only treat the disease but also reverse the condition by increasing your energy and vitality.

Fibromyalgia also falls in the category of mysterious diseases when addressed by the conventional medical community. Both CFS and fibromyalgia are greatly affected by what the person eats. In every case saturated fats and refined vegetable oils will increase the pain and refined carbohydrates will worsen the condition. Slow burning carbs rich in fiber will increase energy and omega-3 fatty acids in fish and flaxseed oil will alleviate pain.

A patient at Angel Longevity Medical Center will also be evaluated for food allergies, which are often overlooked but are a frequent cause of fatigue and pain. Many patients with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome suffer from depression. They also tend to have low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which plays a crucial role in regulating mood. In addition to contributing to depression, low levels of serotonin can cause the sensation of pain to be greatly heightened.

Prescription anti-depressants such as Prozac have not been proven to work at all, and the side effects of these drugs are horrendous. Angel Longevity Medical Center uses only natural supplements to boost serotonin and thereby improve mood and alleviate pain. St. John's wort, SAMe and 5 HTP are also natural remedies useful for treating CFS and fibromyalgia. Pain and fatigue and suffering from these mysterious diseases is no longer necessary. One can get help.

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Want to find out more about Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue, then visit the Angel Longevity Medical Center site for your needs.

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