In cases of chronic fatigue, different bodily functions can play a role: the central nervous system, the digestive system, the endocrine system and the immune system.
- Imbalances in the central nervous system can have serious consequences, given that the central nervous system steers all our bodily functions.
- Imbalances in the digestive system can be the cause of insufficient nutrients being absorbed by the body and harmful substances being absorbed instead, after which they start behaving as toxins in the body.
- Imbalances in the endocrine (hormonal) system can be at the basis of disturbed anti-stress reactions, disruption in basal temperature and the management of sexual functions and sleeping rhythms.
- Imbalances in the immune system can cause either lowered resistance to small and large ailments and infections, or an overactive immune system, which causes certain cells or tissues to be seen as foreign and attacked by the immune system. This last condition is called autoimmunity.
It is important to know that different imbalances in the body can in turn disrupt the body’s steering mechanisms. This way, a vicious circle is entered, where it is even more difficult to discern cause from effect.