Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
And Bacterial Infections
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Bacterial Infections. Fight them with Probiotics People who suffer from
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS, tend to be more susceptible to bacterial infections than those in the general
Bacterial infections are sometimes proposed as a possible cause of Chronic Fatigue
These include such infections as tick-borne bacterial diseases such as Lyme disease, Q fever and Rickettsia as
well as other bacterial infections such as the sexually transmitted disease chlamydia, brucella and mycoplasma.
Sometimes food-borne bacterial infections are believed to cause CFS and these include such conditions as E coli,
Campylobacter jejuni, salmonella, Clostridium botulism, shigella, cholera and ciguatera.
But that is not all. Other known food-borne bacterial infections include Listeria monocytogenes, toxoplasma, and
There really is such a thing as good bacteria and good bacteria is especially beneficial for those who suffer
from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome as it strengthens the functioning of the digestive system and the end result
is less digestive related problems.
Good bacteria readily live and thrives in the intestines and the vagina where they protect against the invasion
of and growth of bad bacteria that can cause infections and disease. Good bacteria also serves another useful
function- it creates lactase which is an enzyme found in the body that makes it possible for lactose or milk sugar
to be broken down into simple sugars that the body can digest.
The term "lactose intolerant" describes individuals whose bodies do not produce the enzyme lactase and therefore
could greatly benefit from taking a probiotic supplement.
Taking a Lactobacillus Acidophilus supplement is also recommended after taking a supply of antibiotics to
get rid of an infection because not only do antibiotics get rid of the infection causing bacteria but they also
kill off some good bacteria as well.
Chronic Fatigue Fast Facts
The Nitty Gritty Important Issues Surrounding CFS
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or CFS is a poorly understood ailment. Annals of Internal Medicine in December of 1994 published a definition for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome under the guidance of the Center For Disease Control. Here is a shortened outline of that definition:
To be diagnosed with CFS the patient must present with new, unexplained fatigue that has been of 6 month duration or longer that can not be attributed to physical exertion, cannot be relieved by rest and limits or reduces the...
Supplements of this probiotic can help replenish the supply and balance the good and the bad bacteria to prevent
another problem from starting.
Probiotics encourage the immune system to work as well as possible when you are healthy and when
you become sick, it can help to relieve a variety of health concerns, everything from colon and liver cancer to
indigestion and diarrhea.
Sufferers of CFS can become even more severely affected if a bacterial infection sets in so to help
prevent this, look to a probiotic.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus aids in the production of the B vitamins folic acid, niacin and
pyridoxine while the digestive process is taking place and cholesterol is reduced in the blood when there are
plenty of good bacteria around.
Yeasts such as Candida albicans that are responsible for vaginal yeast infections in women are
decreased when Lactobacillus Acidophilus is plentiful in the human body.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus can be found in yogurt that contains live bacterial cultures (always make
sure it states that on the label as some brands have little if any bacterial cultures included), and milk that is
enriched with Acidophilus.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Facts
There have been no medications developed that are made just to treat Chronic Fatigue Syndrome,
but Doctors have learned to use common prescriptions to relieve some of their CFS patients
Lactobacillus Acidophilus can also be consumed as a supplement and it can be purchased either in
the alternative health food section of a grocery store or at a health food store.
Preparations of Lactobacillus Acidophilus consist of liquid or dried cultures of bacteria that are
living substances. The preparations can be purchased as freeze-dried capsules, granules or powders.