Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a disorder in which the patient has extreme fatigue that doesn’t get better with rest. This disorder often worsens during physical or mental activities and the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is still unknown.
There are nine symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome: extreme tiredness, less of memory, enlarged lymph nodes, sore throat, muscle pain that cannot be explained, muscle pain that moves around, headaches, unable to sleep, and general fatigue. Other symptoms have also been reported, such as diarrhea, dizziness, earache, chills and shortness of breath.
The cause of chronic chronic fatigue syndrome is still a mystery, but many people think it may have a link to other disorders such as depression, allergies, hypotension, hypoglycemia or an immune system dysfunction. Chronic fatigue syndrome is common for people in their 40s and 50s, and more women are more likely to be diagnosed with this disorder than men. Chronic fatigue syndrome can lead to depression, missing work and social isolation, as well as other factors.
When seeing a doctor for this condition, make sure to write down any symptoms you are experiencing so that the doctor can better diagnose you. Also write down any questions you may have for the doctor. In order to be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, you must have unexplained fatigue for six or more months, and must also be suffering from four of the nine symptoms outlined above.
There is no specific testing done for chronic fatigue syndrome, so the doctor must rule out what else the problems could be from. Once diagnosed, there is no specific treatment other than a combination of treatments and lifestyle changes. You will need to learn how to reduce your fatigue by eliminating negative factors in your life such as stress. You will also want to make sure you get plenty of sleep and exercise. Keep your diet healthy and try not to overdo anything. Only you know how much your body can handle.