Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome,
Commonly abbreviated as PVFS, the continuing state of fatigue that often follows many different viral infections may be associated with the aftermath of glandular fever, yet can follow in the wake of many different viral issues, including the nasty viruses of the last 2 months here in NZ. If the condition continues with multiple symptoms present for four to six months after onset, doctors may diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome. The extreme fatigue may be accompanied by any number of the following symptoms:
- Pain in the joints and muscles with muscle weakness
- An inability to properly regulate body temperature
- Heart palpitations
- New food or medication allergies or sensitivities
- Visual disturbances and vertigo
- Irritable bowels and diarrhoea
- Sleep disruption
- Headaches, sore throats, and swollen glands
- Weakened immunity
- General brain fog
So here is the good news. There are a range of herbs and supplements that restore health by reducing the lingering virus and its effects on the immune system, liver function and digestive tract, and reducing inflammation. Providing extra nutritional support that importantly enhances mitochondrial function is important and this is where the supplement CQ10 comes in along with specific nutrients such as zinc, and others to strengthen the adrenal and thyroid glands. The multi angle prescribing unique to naturopathic treatment will help you and your family get back on top of our game. That is so long as you also eat healthy food, don’t overdo the exercise when you start to feel better, keep away from the wine and go to bed early.
Herbs and supplements help restore energy however you must see to the fundamentals first. Without healthy food and enough rest fatigue may lead to depression, which only makes matter worse.Feelings of anxiety may result with the failure to recover hindering our ability to work, study and perform. This adds to the stress and hinders that final lift in your well being. Managing our work load and responsibilities during this time is really important for the long term wellbeing.
So the good news is that herbs and a few supplements can recharge your energy.
Contact Bodywise and we will mix a special herbal tonic and advise on the best supplements to restore you to health and vitality and if you can not make it into Bodywise we will courier anywhere around the country, so give us a call and talk to our naturopath.