Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

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During the 1980s, an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome or (CFS) first introduced itself in the U.S., and it was estimated around 2.5 percent of the population has had prolonged, fatigue-like symptoms.

Typically these severe symptoms can last more than six months. According to scientific data and research, patient energy levels are in depletion or a change in activity levels which are reduced to about half, causing disruptions in daily routines. Additionally, labeled as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, CFS may have effects that relate to other health concerns as well.

Diagnosis

To get an accurate diagnosis, first you must properly identify symptoms like (but not limited to) —A sore throat, concentration issues, muscle pain, and malaise. Severe tiredness occurs before the onset of other symptoms. Some individuals will experience a long duration of a flu-like illness beforehand. CFS has been associated with anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.

Causes

It’s not entirely noticed what the clear case is, but these are some factors in which science has concluded that may be culprit(s). The Epstein Barr virus, types of herpes viruses, the retrovirus XMRV, neuroendocrinology (neurotransmitters and hormones), and physical stress.

Treatment

CFS can interfere with work and/or daily activities. Studies show people may have problems with concentration or remembering recent events. It’s time to see a doctor if — you’ve been hurting and if you had been severely tired for a few months. You may not have chronic fatigue or (CFS), however it would be wise to check into these sorts of things.

Treatments are pretty common and have a high success rate. Therapy is recommended. Your doctor will let you know whether or not if you have chronic fatigue syndrome or a precursor. Reminisce and visit your doctor at least twice a year because you don’t want to leave what-ifs unchecked.

 

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