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Cronic Fatigue Syndrome
My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?
Beware: "Chronic fatigue syndrome" is a questionable diagnosis; some physicians believe in it an others don't, but hypopituitarism is a completely different illness. There's a pop / quack teaching that "hypophyseal-pituitary-adrenal axis" disorder also explains fatigue without localizing signs, but if surgery was suggested, there's a misunderstanding at best. I suspect charlatanism. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic fatigue.: CFS is a diagnosis of exclusion, which means other issues need to be ruled out. Tests include bloodwork for thyroid, vitamin levels, liver functions, blood sugar, celiac disease, anemia. As well, sleep study, abdominal ultrasound. If you're worried about GI pathology, add an EGD and colonoscopy. Treatment depends on cause,,and usually a cause other than CFS can be found. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mild cold: Yes you can develop fatigue, even with a mild vold. ...Read more
FATIGUE EVAL: Yes, in ALPORT SYNDROME: it can be caused by anemia and renal insufficiency. You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. GF DIET WHOLEAPPROACH .com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more
One idea: Good question. "immune disorders" (hay fever, 100s of others) are common and people look for explanations. "fatigue disorder" sometimes (by no means always) occurs when a person is in a terribly frustrating life situation. Aspies are often baffled by those around them, and crave friendship yet are jerks without realizing it. The lack of anatomic pathology in aspies makes me doubt an immune cause. ...Read more
How would you characterise or diagnose chronic fatigue? What signs are there (besides fatigue, of course)? How should one treat this syndrome?
Complicated: Unfortunately, your questions are beyond the scope of what can be written here. Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex diagnosis with many associated symptoms and signs and is difficult to diagnose. You might want to start by reading this : http://www.Cdc.Gov/cfs/diagnosis/index.Html. ...Read more
Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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