Symptoms & Treatment

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Adrenal Fatigue

Month: June, 2017

Adrenal Fatigue Is Behind Your Anxiety

People who follow ultra-modern lifestyle, or even a modern way of living are often accused of neglecting their health and body. Adrenal glands are one such part of our body that we often chose to ignore. Due to excess stress on adrenal glands, cortisol levels in our body get elevated and other systems in the body become weak.

Have a look at these 5 signs of adrenal fatigue.

You Have Started To Feel Overwhelmed By Life

Most people choose to put self-care at the bottom of our priority list, and then it goes past the point of no return! It’s true that it can be simpler to say ‘yes’ than ‘no’ by and large – yet the key to your prosperity dwells in self-care habits. You need to stay away from tasks that don’t result in positive outcomes for your body, and include some self-care into your schedule.

You Find It Difficult To Sleep

Normally, we need to get at least 8 to 10 hours of continuous sleep every night. However, there are many people especially millennials (people reaching young adulthood in the early 21st century) choose to do more work (or stay awake unnecessarily) instead of sleeping or getting rest. People have developed a habit of rushing things and this throws them off balance and makes it difficult to fall/stay asleep. This also leads to anxiety and adrenal fatigue.

You Feel Exhausted After Exercising

The main aim of Workout is to make you full of energy, and it shouldn’t make you feel depleted and exhausted subsequently. Physical anxiety is a well-known stressor for the adrenal organs – too much workout can do the opposite of what you need, as it pressurise your body.

Your Hormones Start Feeling Weird

When adrenal fatigue enters 2nd stage, your thyroid gland will be affected. This may end up creating troubling symptoms of a hypothyroid (fatigue, excess weight, dry hair and skin, poor flow of blood). When your adrenal glands fail to stay awake of stress levels, hormone manufacturer will be diverted for cortisol generation, which can result in a hormone imbalance.

You Feel Extremely Anxious Or Depressed

Anxiety kicks in, when you’re going through too much in your life. You might be running on an adrenaline rush, if there’s a lot of pressure of deadlines and a busy schedule. Adrenal hormones are known to be involved in swinging moods, cognitive function, temperament, and mental states in extremely complex ways.

Stress or pressure is directly connected with anxiety and depression. When we become less ‘tolerant’ towards our body and mental condition than we normally are, then we become easily frustrated! Stress caused by adrenal fatigue ultimately results in anxiety and depression. Apart from medical treatment, you need to make lifestyle changes to make sure that you stay fit and healthy.

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How To Manage Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Proper management of your CFS (Chronic fatigue Syndrome) is quite essential. You can’t afford to neglect the management part as it plays an important role in the treatment process.

Here are a few steps that you can take to manage the symptoms of CFS:

  • Modify your schedule to extract benefits when you have more vitality and feel less worn out. Keep a journal for a week or so. You can record the time when you feel energised and when you feel worn out. If you see a pattern in the energy levels throughout the day, attempt to plan your work, or different activities according to that pattern.
  • Do everything in your hand to take responsibility of your weakness level. Do whatever it takes to avoid excessive activity when you have more vitality. If you do any activity excessively, you may become overtired. Also, it might take a few days for you to recuperate.
  • Make sure that you improve your sleeping schedule. Sleep issues may add to your weariness and different symptoms.
  • Try to sleep when you are tired. Get up at the same time consistently, whether you feel rested or not.
  • If you’ve been lying on the bed for around 15 to 20 minutes and can’t fall asleep, then get up and do some work until you feel sleepy again.
  • Stay away from liquor or any other form of alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco. Alcohol can ruin your sleep when you consume it inside 4 hours of sleeping time. Caffeine is a well-known stimulant that remains in your body for around 12 hours. So try to stay away from it a few hours before you try to sleep.
  • Keep the room where you sleep at a reasonable temperature. Remove all sound and light gadgets that may cause disturbance.
  • Ensure your sleeping pad gives great support. Utilize a neck support pad to shield your head and neck from moving excessively while you’re sleeping.
  • Take short naps during the day on if you have to. Keep them short (20 minutes to an hour). Avoid sleeping after 4 PM.
  • Do light, gentle physical workout routinely. Stretching your body parts is an amazing activity. Light exercise, for example, jogging, swimming, or cycling can prove to be highly beneficial in improving your overall health. Make sure you don’t perform anything in excess, which means that you must do exercise, but don’t do so much that you become overtired.
  • Eat a balanced diet, which is filled with all types of nutrients required by your body. Incorporate a lot of fruits, vegetables, grains, oats, poultry, fish, lean meats, and low-fat dairy items.

You need to stay a lot patient, while trying to manage Chronic Fatigue problem. You must keep in mind the daily management will help to control CFS symptoms. Visit an expert chronic fatigue syndrome specialist who can help you to manage the illness properly.

How Heart Gets Affected By Lyme Disease?

Different studies conducted by experts have found that Lyme disease is actually a complex of contaminations that are transferred into a human body by deer ticks and a few other insects. It can lead to flu like symptoms, muscle and joint pain. In fewer than 10% of Lyme cases, cardiac and neurological symptoms might occur. This happens generally when treatment is not provided or postponed for more than 1 month or more after the tick bite.

Borrelia is bacteria involved in Lyme disease, and it attacks the heart muscle and leads to a problem called as carditis, or infection in the heart tissues. If proper treatment is not provided on time, then it can cause a blockage in the heart. This happens when the electrical signal of the heart is disrupted. This might occur in different levels of seriousness, assigned as first, second, and third level of heart block.

Atrioventricular block, which is the third degree heart block is the most extreme one and may need the pacemaker implantation, which manages the pulse and re-establishes the basic work of the heart.

Abnormal heart rhythms might happen when the conduction of the heart’s electrical signal isn’t working properly. A standout among them is atrial fibrillation, in which the heart beats quickly and leads to palpitations, trouble in breathing, and dizziness.

Medication is used to treat atrial fibrillation, which regulates the heartbeat and allows the heart pump more effectively. When the heart is pumping too fast, blood can pool in the heart, this is why blood-thinning medication is generally required. Clots created in the heart can go to the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolus, or to the brain, leading to a stroke.

If a person is suffering from heart disease already, a method known as cardiovascular catheterization might be required to open the clogged arteries of the heart. This helps to improve the blood flow to the heart. A surgical procedure known as coronary artery bypass graft is done when multiple arteries of a patient’s heart become clogged and need to be opened by performing ‘open-heart’ surgery. When heart valves get damage because of Lyme disease or any other heart disease, valve replacements might also be done by the doctor.

Heart problems caused by Lyme disease are uncommon, and can be avoided by simply providing treatment for Lyme disease as early as possible.

If treatment is provided immediately, not all cardiovascular problems results in congestive heart failure. If heart complexities do happen, then even medications and healthy diet can prove to be highly effective in helping people to live a long and quality life.

In case, any Lyme disease patient starts experiencing dizziness, palpitations, swelling in hands & feet, fainting, and shortness of breath, then they should immediately visit a Lyme disease specialist or any nearest doctor who can offer reliable treatment.

What Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feels Like – Story Of A Patient

Many people often ask “What Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feels Like?” Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) actually affects more Australians than you think. It has become quite common these days in Australia, but many people aren’t even aware what’s troubling them.

Here’s a story of Adam – a patient with chronic fatigue syndrome. He will tell What Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Feels Like?

“Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is undetectable. Many individuals with Chronic Fatigue have no obvious symptoms. Just the dark circles under our eyes indicate the steady agony individuals with Chronic Syndrome bear, going through muscle pain, brain fog and fatigue. Chronic CFS decreases your spirit. It slowly kills your dreams, your cheerful nature, your joy, and your unconstrained happiness.”

“Individuals with Chronic Fatigue are exhausted for every single minute every day. CFS is like something you have never felt before. In the beginning, it feels similar to flu, a headache, and how you feel after intense exercise. The weariness can develop every day until it becomes continuous.”

“There’s a chance that if you push too hard, overlook the symptoms or the warning sign — CFS weakness will wreak havoc on your body. It has a craving for need to rests on the bed for the whole day. It’s like being a toddler again, powerless and sad and absolutely crushed by a tiredness you can’t understand, forget about explaining.”

“Individuals who have never suffered from Chronic Fatigue are not aware of its upsetting nature. They are not conscious of its unpredictable assault, the sting of its sharp teeth. They ask why you appeared to be fine one moment, and now all of a sudden can’t even move from the bed or couch? Why you go blank and can’t think properly? They fail to understand what’s it like being excessively drained, making it impossible to close your eyes, and excessively drained, making it impossible to concentrate on them either. It’s about how you don’t know who you are, forget about what you need now.”

Adam says “Chronic Fatigue affects me from the minute I wake to the minute I go to the bed again, damaged every night. It also affects me when I rest, as my body doesn’t get recharged overnight and my fatigue even affects my sleep. At different times each day, Chronic Fatigue forces me to lie on my bed for 60 minutes or 2-3 hours, and feel the intense pressure on my body.”

“For me CFS exhaustion implies I need to plan each day ahead of time. The danger of a weakness ‘crash’ implies if I am going out anyplace, I have to stay aware how will arrive at that place, how long I will be out, where I can get rest, temperature, availability of food, noise levels, how I will return home.”

“However, I refuse to accept defeat from Chronic fatigue Syndrome. I’m getting treatment from Dr Peter Dobie, and I have made many lifestyle changes. My body has started showing positive results, and I promise you – I’ll be back again, but this time fresher, rejuvenated and full of energy.”