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What is CFS

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Cfs is severe constant fatigue for which there is no underlying cause detected.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Many things: This is multifactorial and requires a csi like approach for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment should focus on adequate sleep patterns, hormone balan... Read More
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Multifactorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositi... Read More
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Fatigue interferes : The fatigue is so bad that one has problems functioning in their usual lifestyle. There's a lot of debate about ideology and what causes this, and th... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine 23 years experience
No cure, only treat: After detailed questions, exam & tests have ruled out underlying cause for chronic fatigue, the goal becomes to control symptoms and improve day-to-da... Read More
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
CFS: Chronic fatigue syndrome may or may not be cured. It is possible to manage it, though. You need to work with a doctor who has experience dealing wit... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends...: If by 'cfs' you mean chronic fatigue syndrome then it depends on how motivated you are to be 'cured'. You have to eat right, drink plenty of water; a... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Probably not: Unlike many other physicians, i believe that chronic fatigue syndrome is real, and an immune disturbance due to some unknown virus or viruses. Howeve... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: While cfs is more common in females, it is occasionally seen in males.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lalanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Multiple factors: Many times you can not pin point one cause. Most commonly some illness specially viral, or stress related disorders, ptsd also leads to cfs. Nutritio... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
2 treatments: 2 treatments have been shown to help pts with cfs- modest exercise programs - increase as best as possible but attempt to be consistent- and psychothe... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 35 years experience
Symptomatic: Treatment of cfs focuses on the relief of symptoms. Lifestyle changes, eating a healthy whole food based diet. Improved sleep habits, going to bed and... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Variously: Children are not a common population subtype to develop chronic fatigue syndrome, but i assume they are prone just as adults. The underlying cause mus... Read More

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