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Exhaustion/chronic fatigue syndrome

Everyone is sometimes tired – however, for some people, debilitating exhaustion and listlessness are constant companions and are thus not only very straining but also signs of an illness that should be taken seriously: Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) refers to exhaustion that lasts longer than six months and is also accompanied by a general feeling of illness. Both the presumed causes and the symptoms can differ widely from person to person.

Unlike burnout syndrome, where tiredness occurs as one of many symptoms, it is clearly at the fore in CFS patients. Naturally other symptoms and limitations in performance or concentration problems are associated with this, but also physical symptoms, which range from headaches and disorders of the digestive tract to sleep disorders.

Various visits to different specialists are often made before CFS is diagnosed. It is important to rule out all other illnesses that can bring about similar symptoms. These include, for instance, severe infections such as hepatitis and tuberculosis, as well as allergies and neurological disorders. The causes of CFS are still unclear. Factors such as chronic infections, toxins, mental stress and vital substance deficiencies are frequently discussed and appear to at least play a role. However, it is not clear whether these are real causes or instead only are triggers of an illness that affects a person for whatever reason. As a rule, the treatment of CFS is above all about strengthening the immune system, promoting the detoxification of the body and ensuring the supply of important nutrients. It is thus no wonder that medicinal mushrooms can contribute significantly to finding a way out of the illness. At the same time, proper treatment is essential for mental stress so that the patients can regain an active, fulfilling life.
 

Medicinal mushrooms for chronic fatigue Syndrome



Cordyceps
This medicinal mushroom is an effective fitness food that acts both at a physical and mental level and can be used very well long-term without side effects as a tonic.

Reishi
The broad area of application for Reishi also include promoting the physical constitution and inhibiting premature exhaustion. In Asia, revitalising Reishi is also considered the “mushroom of immortality”.

Our suggestions about the usage of medicinal mushrooms is no substitute for treatment from a doctor or alternative practitioner. Medications currently being taken or ongoing treatments should not be stopped without first consulting your doctor or alternative practitioner.