What Causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?
A range of contributing factors may be responsible for CFS. Sometimes, people who are predisposed to the condition at birth do not end up suffering from it, as the symptoms never manifest. This may be because the triggers were not present in their lifestyle. In others, the triggers may cause the condition to manifest.
It is possible that CFS is caused due to:
- Gut issues: A leaky gut, where toxins and other factors affect the porosity of the lining can contribute to CFS. Due to the lining being affected, bacteria that may be ingested in food or water find an easy way of entering into the bloodstream. These then set off an immune reaction and this may trigger CFS
- Trauma: Mental, emotional or even physical trauma could lead you to feel fatigued and unable to meet performance requirements
- Viral causes: Though no proof has been found, science indicates that viruses such as the herpes virus, Epstein Barr virus can cause the problem
- Hormonal imbalance: Fluctuating hormones are never a good sign and any condition is only aggravated through this
- Depression: A mental health condition wherein the person loses the intent to partake in daily activities and loses interest may worsen the chronic fatigue syndrome