Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Dehydration

Written by R. Amir Norris B.Sc.

When you suffer from dehydration symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, learning how to cleanse and re-hydrate your body will improve your physical energy as well as reduce brain fog, headaches, skin problems, joint and muscle pain, poor digestion and cravings.

When dehydrated, our internal cleansing system becomes congested and stagnates like dirty dish water. It's amazing how much importance we place on cleaningrepparttar outside of our body, and how little importance we place on cleaningrepparttar 146645 inside!

What arerepparttar 146646 Symptoms of Dehydration? Not being well hydrated manifests itself in many ways. Here are some ofrepparttar 146647 more common symptoms reported by those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome:

Feeling tired and sluggish Dehydration can be a cause of fatigue when you have chronic fatigue syndrome. Nearly all body functions are about fluid balance, and even small changes in fluid balance can affect our performance and daily life. If this fluid is not replaced blood volume can drop. As a result,repparttar 146648 heart has to work harder in order to supplyrepparttar 146649 skin and muscles with oxygen and nutrients.

As dehydration progresses,repparttar 146650 body redirects blood torepparttar 146651 working muscles and away fromrepparttar 146652 skin, impairing your body's ability to diffuse heat. The increase in internal heat then results in muscle cramps, light-headedness, and fatigue. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome, you will identify with this symptom.

Headaches Many chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers report frequent headaches. Headaches are a consequence of physical and/or mental stress and can result from not being properly hydrated. Headaches caused through poor hydration are a condition shared by many sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome.

Brain Fog If you have chronic fatigue syndrome,repparttar 146653 lack of fluids in your system can be very detrimental to decision making. Whenrepparttar 146654 brain suffers from poor hydration, mental fogginess, poor short term memory, dizziness, severe headaches and poor balance results.

Dry Skin, Rashes and Skin Problems Those with chronic fatigue syndrome often report skin problems. Our body is mostly water, so we need to replenish and maintain an optimum fluid level. Water helps flush out toxins inrepparttar 146655 body and helps to keep skin supple and healthy.

Water isrepparttar 146656 skin's own moisturiser and just asrepparttar 146657 rest of your body requires hydration and nutrients, so does your skin. When our skin suffersrepparttar 146658 affects of dehydration, skin problems occur. If you have chronic fatigue syndrome and skin problems, you may be suffering from dehydration.

Pain and Joint Swelling The pain and joint swelling that is so often associated with chronic fatigue syndrome can also berepparttar 146659 result of joint dehydration. The cartilage that protectsrepparttar 146660 surface of our bones atrepparttar 146661 joints is made up of a lot of water. Ifrepparttar 146662 joint is well hydrated thenrepparttar 146663 friction betweenrepparttar 146664 bones is minimised.

Muscle Pain Asrepparttar 146665 immune system attempts to deal with bacteria and viruses, poisons and toxins enterrepparttar 146666 lymph system to be disposed of fromrepparttar 146667 body. Good circulation assists with this process, but if you have chronic fatigue syndrome, pain often prevents you from exercising. The lymph glands can become blocked and thenrepparttar 146668 toxins remain trapped.

When you drink sufficient water, your body dilutes these toxins and your kidneys more effectively flush outrepparttar 146669 poisons. You're likely to feel worst before you feel better. But continue to drink lots of water so that your kidneys can flush out allrepparttar 146670 impurities. You may find Lymphatic Massage helpful.

Cravings Dehydration can cause cravings, and this symptom is common amongst chronic fatigue syndrome sufferers. If you crave different foods, alcohol, caffeine, sugars and so on, your body is really disguising its thirst signals.

Water is a natural diuretic and helps prevent you from feeling hungry. If you drink at least four pints of water daily, you will notice that you can more easily distinguish between real hunger and thirst. The net result of this is that you will have fewer cravings and find it is easier to control your weight.

Poor Digestion Poor digestion is a common symptom experienced by those with chronic fatigue syndrome. To digest food properly you need to drink plenty of water (but not with a meal, because it dilutes stomach acid).

Sleeping Pills - An Effective Alternative

Written by Donald Saunders

Overcoming insomnia is a journey - and, as you may have discovered, it can also be a matter of trial and response. Undertaken systematically overcoming insomnia and getting a good night's sleep is an ultimately rewarding process. But, if you've already made basic changes to your diet and sleep routine, and you've tried specific techniques for reducing stress and improvingrepparttar quality of your sleep, you may be tempted to turn to artificial sleep aids like sleeping pills.

While sleeping pills may promise a miracle cure for insomnia,repparttar 146626 inherent risks of taking sleeping pills to combat insomnia are myriad. Regardless of whether you opt for short-term sleeping pills or a longer course, barbiturates, benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines alike all carry similar risks - namelyrepparttar 146627 potential for over-use or, inrepparttar 146628 worst cases,repparttar 146629 possibility of addiction.

Because sleeping pills serve to depress your body's nervous system in order to create an artificial “sleep”, they do not facilitaterepparttar 146630 essential healing and restorative cycles and functions normally undertaken by your body during sleep. That's why taking sleeping pills can often leave you feeling drowsy or inadequately rested inrepparttar 146631 morning.

Instead of turning to sleeping pills to overcome insomnia, try using one ofrepparttar 146632 numerous natural and time-tested remedies that are widely available. Often referred to as a “natural sleeping pill”, melatonin offers one viable sleep-enhancing option.

Melatonin isrepparttar 146633 hormone naturally produced by your body to induce sleep, and many people have successfully restored their own productive sleep patterns by using melatonin to help stimulaterepparttar 146634 body's own urge to sleep. Melatonin can be an effective natural alternative to sleeping pills, but should nonetheless be used with caution as it is not yet regulated by any government body.

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