Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by the sudden onset of severe unexplained fatigue, lasting six months or more.
Associated symptoms include impairment of neurocognitive function, non-refreshing sleep, headache, arthralgia, post exertion malaise, muscle aches and recurrent sore throat.
The etiology and pathophysiology of CFS is still unknown, but it is known to be heterogeneous and multicausal. It is often associated with the beginning of acute infection.
Major causes of CFS, include, lack of immunological functions, neuro-endocrine dysfunction, and genetic disorders. Although the condition can affect any age group, it most commonly starts between the early 20s and mid 40s. Like many auto-immune conditions, it is twice as common in women.
This is a condition which affects not only the working capacity of a person but also will impact the social behavior of a person, because this condition of “always tired” brings a lot of irritation in behavior.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Ayurvedic Treatment
Ayurvedic medicine treats Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by rectifying the malfunctioning of digestive fire.
Ayurveda believes in removing the root cause of disease rather than just treating the symptoms. As a holistic health system comprising diet, yoga, detoxification, herbal remedies, meditation and daily lifestyle, Ayurveda improves not only a person’s health, but also their well being, behavior and state of mind.
This plays an important role in treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because the root cause lies not only in the physical aspect of the disease but the mental aspect also plays a vital role.