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Always Tired? Here’s What You Need to Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Always Tired? Here’s What You Need to Know About Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
One possible cause of fatigue is a medically diagnosable condition – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) or Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). CFS been reported to affect up to 3% of population in certain countries and can be debilitating. But what is CFS and what can you do to manage it?

CFS, is a disabling and complex long-term condition with a wide range of symptoms. The most common symptom is extreme tiredness. CFS affects all ages, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic groups but it’s more common in women. CFS is a poorly understood disorder that has no cure to date – the only solution is to minimise the severity of the symptoms.

A CFS patient experiences profound fatigue to the extent of not being able to perform daily activities. At times, CFS may confine them to bed. People with CFS have overwhelming fatigue that is not improved by rest. This fatigue is aggravated by physical and mental activities that other healthy individual can ordinarily perform with ease.

The exact cause of CFS is not known by doctors and medical practitioners alike. While some attribute CFS to genetic issues, hormonal imbalances, stress, sickness, or viral infection, others believe that the symptoms are simply physical manifestations of the patient’s psychological state. The lack of definitive answers has meant that many sufferers of CFS have been unable to receive the medical help and advice that they so desperately need. 

Without proper treatment, CFS can lead to further physical and psychological complications such as depression, sleeplessness, difficulties concentrating and short-term memory. 

Symptoms of CFS
While the main symptom of CFS is extreme, prolonged fatigue that is not relieved by rest, this condition can impact your body in a variety of ways but not limited to: 

  • Persistent headache
  • Unrefreshed sleep
  • Memory and concentration impairment
  • Tender lymph nodes
  • Muscle pain or aches
  • Chills or night sweats
  • Fast, irregular heartbeats (heart palpitations) 
  • Mental health problems such as stress, depression, and anxiety 

The symptoms for CFS can defer from one person to another. However, if one suffer from any of these symptoms persistently in addition to extreme fatigue, despite getting sufficient rest, it is advisable to seek medical advice from a doctor. After all, a proper diagnosis will allow one to get proper help in managing their condition.

Long Covid and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
While many mysteries remain around CFS, but some might have heard of long-Covid 2 years into the pandemic. Recovered Covid-19 patients have reported a variety of symptoms other than breathlessness, including brain fog, fatigue, wheezing, palpitation, and persistent cough. This can last for weeks or months after testing negative for the virus. About one in 10 people report some symptoms up to six months after contracting Covid-19, based on data that was published in 2021.

People who suffer from long-Covid, share similar symptoms commonly associated with CFS. However, this linkage between Covid-19 and CFS sparks hope. As medical researchers seek for a cure for long-Covid, it is likely that developments made in this area can similarly benefit patients with CFS. 

Natural Remedies to Relieve Symptoms of CFS or Long Covid
Currently, the treatment for both long-Covid and CFS focus on minimising the severity of the symptoms. Apart from lifestyle changes like keeping a healthy diet and sufficient sleep, one can look into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help them cope with the conditions. 
Ginseng has been widely researched and tested for dealing with fatigue. A study found that 45 out 72 participants found their fatigue severity and duration improved after consuming Ginseng for two months . Simply boil some ginseng to make a nice, hot broth, or alternatively consume it in the form of a refreshing tea. Cordyceps have also been proven to revitalise your energy and lessen fatigue. On top of that, Cordyceps also boosts your immune system while improving overall vitality. Eu Yan Sang’s Waist Tonic is an advanced supplement rich in premium herbs such as Du Zhong and Cordyceps. This unique proprietary blend helps to relieve body ache, reduce fatigue, improve blood circulation and increase vitality. Similarly, Cracked Lingzhi Spores are great for people in need of an energy boost and are well suited to individuals with hectic lifestyles.

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1National Library of Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

 

Eu Yan Sang is dedicated to sourcing high-quality ingredients that maximise the benefits of the herbal remedies they provide – giving you the most effective and nourishing products to enjoy good health. 

Eu Yan Sang’s Pure Cordyceps Range
Looking to boost energy and immune system? Discover Eu Yan Sang’s Pure Cordyceps range. Not only is it 100% suitable for vegetarians, but there is also different formulation such as capsule or essence hence one can freely choose the one that complement their lifestyle best. 

The range contains Hirsutella Sinensis, which is a strain of cordyceps that is proven to be 99.645% genetically identical to rare Wild Cordyceps. It also uses bioactive compounds of high potency found in Wild Cordyceps, which help improve vitality and general health.

Eu Yan Sang’s Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsules 
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi or Ling-zhi), a popular medicinal mushroom, is regarded by the Chinese as “mushroom of immortality”. It is believed that regular consumption of Ganoderma lucidum in the form of tea or mushroom powder can preserve the human vitality and promote longevity. Scientific investigations have been conducted to show its anti-cancer, regulate blood sugar and immuno-modulating effects. Its bioactive components comprise of triterpenes, polysaccharides and immune-modulatory proteins. 

Eu Yan Sang Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsuleshas been formulated to provide the benefits of the entire Lingzhi mushroom. It contains highly broken Lingzhi Spores, as high as 99.99% hence It is suitable for people with hectic lifestyles, people who fall sick frequently, post-operation or post-illness patients, athletes, senior, student and of course those who look into strengthening their immune system post Covid-19 vaccination.

Eu Yan Sang’s Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsules Plus
After the success of achieving maximum bioavailability (99.99%) of precious triterpenes in Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsules. Eu Yan Sang came out with a boosted version with concentrated Lingzhi Sporeophore extract, further enhancing its function as immunity booster. 

Eu Yan Sang’s Pure American Ginseng Capsule
For thousands of years, people have used ginseng as an anti-aging agent. However, also renowned for its ability to increases the body’s resistance to stress, ginseng is the go-to ingredient for individuals with hectic schedules. Eu Yan Sang’s Pure American Ginseng Capsules bring together the best of the east and the west. Formulated with pure American wild ginseng and vitamin B1, B2 and B6, these convenient capsules:
•    Promotes a healthy immune system
•    Improves performance
•    Strengthens the body
•    Relieves fatigue

Eu Yan Sang’s Waist Tonic
An advanced supplement rich in premium herbs such as Du Zhong Cordyceps and other valuable herbs. This unique proprietary blend helps to relieve body ache, reduce fatigue, improve blood circulation and increase vitality. As patients with CFS or individual suffering from persistent body aches and overwhelming fatigue, Eu Yan Sang’s Waist Tonic might be able to relieve those symptoms and improve quality of life.


 

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