The Relationship Between Infections & Fatigue

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Your chronic fatigue may be the result of an infection.
Air Date: 10/13/17
Duration: 26:28
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Evan Hirsch, MD
Dr. Evan HirschDr. Evan, as he is affectionately known, is the best-selling author of Fix Your Fatigue: The 4 step process to resolving chronic fatigue, achieving abundant energy and reclaiming your life! and one of the nation’s leaders on finding the root causes of chronic fatigue and resolving them. 

He suffered with chronic fatigue for five years before he achieved resolution using the Fix Your Fatigue Program that he developed at the Hirsch Center for Integrative Medicine in Olympia, Washington.

Dr. Evan has helped hundreds of people resolve their chronic fatigue and is on a mission to help 100,000 more through his blog, online courses, books, one-on-one consults and the training of providers. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics in integrative and functional medicine and is board certified in family medicine and integrative medicine. 

When he’s not at the office, you can find him singing musicals, playing basketball, traveling, dancing hip-hop, and spending time with his wife and daughter.
The Relationship Between Infections & Fatigue
Chronic fatigue can overtake your life. The accompanying tiredness can prevent you from handling everyday activities.

The basic treatment for chronic fatigue is replenishing nutrient or hormonal deficiencies and removing toxicity from the body. Nutrient deficiencies could be B-12, iron, vitamin D, or magnesium. Hormonal deficiencies affect adrenals, thyroid, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Toxicity includes heavy metals, chemicals, toxins, molds, infections, allergies, emotions and electromagnetic radiation frequencies.

Everyone has a different combination of these factors contributing to chronic fatigue.

Another possible culprit is infection.

Infections & CFS

A stressful situation activates the adrenal gland. This up-ends the immune system so viral and bacterial relationships can be activated. Viral and bacterial infections can trigger chronic fatigue. 

The immune system may still react to a previous infection and cause more inflammation. Low-dose immune therapy can keep the body from overreacting to infections and their symptoms.

Listen as Dr. Evan Hirsch joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to share how infections and more influence chronic disease.