Possible underlying causes of CFS
Over time, CFS can make life miserable, wearing down the body, depressing the spirit, and making a person much more vulnerable to a wide range of related illnesses. Living with CFS can be even more difficult when the individual--and those others around him or her--do not fully understand the factors behind this debilitating condition.
According to Genova Diagnostics, CFS is often part of a complex, multifactorial health condition. There are myriad possible internal and external mechanisms whereby the body's metabolic system can get thrown "out of whack" and induce feelings of exhaustion--and many of these mechanisms are interrelated.
The following are possible underlying causes and contributing factors of both fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). It is important to distinguish between the two conditions, because each one can be triggered by different mechanisms in the body, and thus may have very different diagnostic indicators. Thyroid Function, Adrenal Hormones, Cellular Energy, Detoxification, Oxidative Stress, Gastrointestinal Parasites, Digestive Function, Glucose and Insulin, Allergies, Toxins and Nutrients, Fatty Acids, Amino Acids. Search Genova Diagnostics By Disease