Chronic fatigue disorder

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Definition

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder where in one suffers from recurring fatigue which cannot be improved by rest and can be aggravated by mental or physical activity. People suffering from CFS do not engage in lots of activities because they easily get tired. CFS can last for years and there are no specific tests available to diagnose this disorder.

Treatment

There is no exact cure for CFS, and combinations of drugs and therapies are recommended to relieve symptoms and improve body functions. A person with CFS also needs to take lifestyle changes in food intake and activities, and is as well prescribed with nutritional supplements and drug therapies to improve sleep, pain and other symptoms. It is also best to make regular visits to the doctor in order to monitor if one is improving from CFS.

Symptoms and Signs

CFS is a long-term fatigue which may last up to six months and may recur even after ongoing efforts. It is not relieved by sufficient rest and hampers a person to gather enough energy to do his daily tasks. Other symptoms include: postexertional malaise disturbed sleep memory dysfunction muscular pain different types of headaches sore throat tender lymph nodes in the neck and armpits The symptoms of CFS vary from one patient to another. However, CFS can be a very devastating condition like other chronic problems such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and congestive heart failure.

Causes

CFS is brought about by a variety of reasons. It can be a result of pre-existing diseases and medical conditions. Among the most common conditions to which CFS is linked are mylagic encephalomyelitis, neurasthenia, multiple chemical sensitivities, chronic mononucleosis and fibromyalgia syndrome. Other conditions to which chronic fatigue syndrome arises are hypthyroidism, narcolepsy, depression, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, cancer, autoimmune diseases, hormonal defects, alcohol or drug abuse, and reactions to some medications.

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