Chronic fatigue syndrome overview

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) affects an estimated 2.5 million Americans and as many as 250,000 British adults yearly.

CFS is associated with a rapid growth of neurosis in the central regulatory areas of the autonomic nervous system (ANS); this is attributed to malfunctioning inhibitory processes. It is an ailment that´s common among adults irrespective of race, gender or ethnicity, though chronic fatigue syndrome is more pronounced among people in their 40s and 50s. It can occur in children in very rare cases as well.

Women are more susceptible to contracting it than men with four in five reported cases being women. People who are most at risk are residents of big cities, business owners/top management staff or in general, people with significant responsibilities (and the resulting high stress levels) in workplaces.

Other contributory factors include dangerous emissions from toxic industrial materials and heavy metals as well as side effects of chronic diseases such as infections from retroviruses.

Symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome

It is a medical condition that is characterized by various symptoms, the most significant being a sensation of continuous fatigue, patients face challenges daily with the effects of this disease both physically and psychologically.

Some of the main symptoms include:

• Enlarged nymph nodes in the neck or armpits thereby making movements such as turning the neck difficult and painful
• Memory loss and a constant inability to concentrate at a particular task
• Muscle pain that seems to defy medical tests
• Exhaustion that can sometimes last for up to 24 hours after undergoing examination by a doctor
• Sleep that leaves the patient more tired and disoriented than before he/she went to bed
• Severe and consistent headaches
• Pain that seems to move across body joints without leaving as much as a swelling and the redness associated with puffed skin

Stem cell therapy for chronic fatigue syndrome

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative treatment that nominally uses cells from the body to fight infections or diseases. In the case of chronic fatigue syndrome, stem cell therapy uses adipose or “fat” cells from the body to fix tissues in the patient, tissues which may have been the cause of CFS in the first instance.

Stem cells taken from umbilical cords or bone marrow aspirate to treat CFS in the near future. Stem cell therapy provides an advanced form of treatment that help speed up the body’s healing and make it more effective in repairing the damaged tissues; it has been credited with vast improvements in chronic fatigue syndrome patients.

Benefits of stem cell therapy

A large percentage of patients who have chosen to undergo this specialized treatment have reported improvements in the following areas:

  • Reduction of irrational mood swings balanced with better behavioural patterns.
  • Better coordination of body parts making movement easier and almost pain free.
  • Improvements in terms of better sleep, almost total absence of pervasive headaches.
  • Increase in energy levels.
  • Reduction or complete elimination of complaints about pain in muscles.

The process of treatment and recovery

Patients are put under a specialized balanced diet that is tailored for each individual, followed by a battery of medical tests and procedures which are carried out to gauge the progression of the disease.

Medical specialists that treat chronic fatigue syndrome include neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nutritionists, and experts in neuro-rehabilitation. A regime of preparatory medications commences after consultation with the specialist.

Stem cell therapy is very helpful in assisting the damaged organs and the nervous system to recover, which in essence forms the basis of chronic fatigue syndrome. Very importantly, it decreases the risk of potential viral infections. Moreover it restores the body’s defenses and improves the immune system.

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