For patients experiencing sleeping disorders, BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy can the quality of sleep may support the body with key regenerative processes during this rest phase.
Fatigue or: How Tiredness Can Spoil Your Day
Exhaustion is a widespread symptom. It seems that everyone gets those phases where they feel beaten down, weak, and tired. Especially in our modern high-performance society, defined in many ways by professional overload and frequent stress, phases of exhaustion are a recurring phenomenon. Where some people have worries in their private lives compounding this, they are likely to have many sleepless nights. Often, these phases of fatigue cannot be compensated for by rest or physical and mental equilibrium. It is possible to put an end to these phases of fatigue with changes to professional and private life (for example with adequate vacation leave, restful weekends, avoiding stressful situations in day-to-day family life etc.).
What Causes Fatigue Syndrome?
Medical research has unfortunately not reached any definitely conclusions about why fatigue develops. However, it is assumed there a multitude of factors playing a part, meaning that fatigue may have several causes. Examples in this case are underlying diseases such as cancer, metabolic disorders, anemia, heart diseases, lung diseases and multiple sclerosis (MS). With multiple sclerosis, the damaged nerves play a key role in causing fatigue. What is certain is that fatigue is a frequent co-symptom of chronic diseases. FS occurs particularly often during radiation therapy and chemotherapy in cancer patients. Supplementary medication can also contribute to fatigue. The frequency of fatigue syndrome resulting from cancer (it is estimated that around 75% of all cancer patients are affected by FS in the course of their therapy) means that in Germany, FS is often referred to in the medical community as being indicative of a cancer-related syndrome.
Symptoms of Fatigue Syndrome
Fatigue is unmistakably different from normal tiredness, which everyone gets from time to time. With fatigue, the arms and legs can feel like they weigh a ton, and it is often not possible to concentrate mentally. The persistent tiredness means that patients are often unable to bring themselves to do anything, and some patients report that even brushing their teeth is difficult. In addition to the exhaustion, tiredness and poor sleep, it is possible that sufferers may experience headaches, a sore throat and muscle pains. Ultimately, fatigue patients are hardly able to deal with everyday life, are easily irritable, and find it difficult to concentrate. In addition to the exhaustion and tiredness, patients often also have problems with concentrating, memory and sleep. The FS-related tiredness and the profound exhaustion manifest themselves at a physical and at a cognitive (mental) level. Physical FS manifests itself via symptoms such as an increased need for sleep, constant tiredness and limited physical performance. Cognitive FS affects attentiveness and memory. In many ways, fatigue syndrome also resembles depression, with typical aspects being a lack of motivation, lack of drive, sadness, and the desire to withdraw.
Distinguishing between Fatigue Syndrome (FS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Fatigue syndrome should not be confused with chronic fatigue syndrome. While FS frequently occurs as a co-symptom of chronic disorders, CFS is considered a disease in its own right. Unfortunately, the causes of CFS are also still relatively unknown in medical science. However, many researchers in the field of CFS assume that a weakening of the immune system plays a causal role. Much of the latest research positions CFS as a "neuroimmunological regulatory disorder", which means that the interaction between the immune system, nervous system, and hormonal system is out of balance. It is assumed that this causes the immune system to be permanently active, the result of which is a state of exhaustion, muscular and joint pain, body temperature disorders and more. What is known are the typical symptoms of CFS; among them:
- Impaired sleep,
- Reduced short-term memory,
- Difficulty concentrating,
- Sore throat,
- Muscle pains,
- Joint pains,
- Mood swings,
However, as the symptoms of FS and CFS are often similar, only a doctor can tell the difference between the two.
What to do about Fatigue Syndrome (FS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Unfortunately, there is no "pill" that can treat fatigue syndrome or chronic fatigue syndrome. Given that fatigue syndrome, as initially explained, is likely to be a result of another disease or a co-symptom of a chronic disorder, FS can only be fully treated if the underlying diseases causing it is also treated. However, as this is this often only possible to a limited extent or even not at all, the symptoms must be reduced by means of therapy or possibly medication, even though the patient may not be happy with this or the treatment may be very drawn out. The same applies to therapy and pharmaceutical treatments of chronic fatigue syndrome in the short term. This is why it is important for FS and CFS patients to independently undertake supporting measures to prevent exhaustion, tiredness and sleep disorders. BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy can reduce, on a long term application, the effects of MS (Multiple sclerosis) associated Fatigue syndrome.
How does BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy work?
The core of BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy is a multidimensional signal structure that provides effective stimulation for restricted or dysfunctional microcirculation, supporting the body's key control mechanisms for healing, recovery and regeneration processes. BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy stimulates both the local and the overarching regulation of blood flow through the organs simultaneously. The new special and worldwide unique signal configurations for both wake and sleep phases are even more effective and last longer.