Flashcards in Fatigue Deck (38)
What percent of adults complain to their pcp of fatigue?
What are the primary reasons for fatigue?
Lack of fuel or wrong fuel
What are the 2 primary types of anemia to look for?
What are the most common infections that will result in chronic fatigue?
Intestinal parasites (international travel or sushi)
What are common symptoms of yeast infection
Feel sick all over
Often feel spaced out
Unusually sensitive to tobacco, perfume and other chemicals
What in a patient's PMHx would make them susceptible to a yeast infection?
Multiple antibiotics over the years
What are common symptoms of yeast infection in women?
Recurrent vaginal yeast infections
What is a common age for yeast infections in women?
What are the common symptoms for a yeast infection in men?
Muscle and joint pain
Common symptoms of yeast infection in infants and young children
Common symptoms of yeast infection in older children and teenagers
Poor school performance
Food and chemical sensitivities
Illnesses in adults that may be yeast related
Positive fungal cultures were found in the nasal secretions in what percent of 210 chronic rhinosinusitis patient?
Mayo Clinic Proceedings 1999
What conditions can increase your risk of developing a yeast infection?
Hormonal changes associated with the normal menstrual cycle
Birth control pills
Genital irritations and abrasions
Reinfection from your sexual partner
What nutrients do the mitochondria need to make ATP?
B5 (pantothenic acid)
L-carnitine can be made endogenously via the combination of what amino acids?
What co-factors are needed to make L-carnitine in the body?
L-carnitine's performance in the body is improved by eating a diet rich in what?
Omega 3 FAs
What can inhibit optimal carnitine activity in the body?
What foods have a lot of carnitine?
Red meat and avocados
What are some common uses for carnitine?
Promotes weight loss (if deficient)
Slows aging process
Immune system health
Destroys free radicals
What disease conditions are associated with low CoQ10 levels?
How does CoQ10 help blood vessels and blood flow?
Nitric oxide preservation
Decreases the damage from LDLox
Reduces plaque buildup
What foods contain CoQ10?
Beef, chicken, lamb, turkey
What medications deplete CoQ10 from the body?
How does alpha lipoic acid help with estrogen metabolism?
Stimulates production of quinone reductase
How does alpha lipoic acid function as an antioxidant?
It supports glutathione levels, regenerates vitamins C & E and helps maintain balance between oxidized and reduced CoQ10
Can the body produce its own ALA and what foods can it be found in?
The body can produce its own ALA. It is found in meats and to a lesser degree in fruits and vegetables.
What are safe doses of ALA?
300-600 mg per day