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How is cfs cured?

How is cfs cured?

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-day functioning. Good nutrition, careful endurance exercise, aggressively managing stress & any other illnesses, support, planning, setting realistic expectations, and judicious use of medications are all part of living well with cfs. ...Read more

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous ...Read more


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How common is cfs?

How common is cfs?

Various: With our polluted environment and poor diets very! find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com using doc locator function. They can help you find cause of your cfs - usually environmental toxins, food allergens, and metabolic derangements. Then you can live a normal life rather than take meds that just mask symptoms and cause side effects! it is treatable! ...Read more

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What causes the cfs?

What causes the cfs?

Various: Find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com using doc locator function. They can help you find cause of your cfs - usually environmental toxins, food allergens, and metabolic derangements. Then you can live a normal life rather than take meds that just mask symptoms and cause side effects! it is treatable! ...Read more

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How long can cfs last?

How long can cfs last?

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; and above all else, exercise! whether if is a walk, swim, yoga, bicycle the only patients i know who beat cfs do as much of the above as they can...But it does take time so do not give up hope...You can do it! ...Read more

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Do people die from cfs?

Do people die from cfs?

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. However, if people were dying of it, we'd almost certainly recognize some characteristic lesion. If you have cfs, good luck -- it generally remits after a while, and low-dose antidepressants and/or simply practicing new life skills seems to help some. ...Read more

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How does one live with cfs?

How does one live with cfs?

Many ways!: Exercise. Most chronic fatigue patients are whoefully deconditioned. It makes no difference: chicken or egg. Exercise has been shown to lessen fatigue. Sleep regular hours, but do not over sleep. Finally, your doctor can prescribed low dose Nuvigil or provigil. These measures should help considerably! walking and swimming are excellent starting activities! ...Read more

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How does cfs usually begin?

How does cfs usually begin?

No one knows.: The causes for fatigue are many., but chronic fatigue syndrome implies common causes for fatigue have been excluded. No one knows the cause. ...Read more

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How does cfs affect children?

How does cfs affect children?

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 must be sought out and treated accordingly. The way it affects children varies, but physical symptoms - fatigue, weakness, malaise, somnolence may be present. Mental health - depression, slowiness, academic worsening may all be present. ...Read more

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How is cfs typically treated?

How is cfs typically treated?

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 getting up at the same time each day. Use of either supplements or medications to help improve the quality of sleep, energy and reduce pain, gradually increasing exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, all can help. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have cfs?

Fatigue: With our polluted environment and poor diets this has become a common issue! find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com using doc locator function. They can help you find cause for fatigue - usually environmental toxins, food allergens, and metabolic derangements. Then you can live a normal life rather than take meds that just mask symptoms and cause side effects! it is treatable! ...Read more

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What can you do to cope with cfs?

What can you do to cope with cfs?

Relaxation technique: Try meditation, deep breathing, visualization, massage and acupuncture. All can help reduce your symptoms of fatigue and pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs of cfs?

Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue syndrome has eight official symptoms, plus the central symptom that gives the condition its name: fatigue loss of memory or concentration sore throat enlarged lymph nodes in your neck or armpits unexplained muscle pain pain that moves from one joint to another without swelling or redness headache of a new type, pattern or severity unrefreshing sleep extreme exhaustion lasting more. ...Read more

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How do I figure out if I have cfs?

How do I figure out if I have cfs?

Chronic Fatigue Synd: Chronic fatigue syndrome is defined of severe fatigue that limits your activity for over 6 months. There are a variety of symptoms beyond fatigue like muscle aching, unrefreshing sleep, muscle pain, joint pain, exhaustion, enlarged lymph nodes, etc. Your evaluation will incude looking for these and the differential diagnosis of the cuases. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of cfs?

Fatigue: With our polluted environment and poor diets this has become a common issue! find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com using doc locator function. They can help you find cause of your cfs - usually environmental toxins, food allergens, and metabolic derangements. Then you can live a normal life rather than take meds that just mask symptoms and cause side effects! it is treatable! ...Read more

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Will I be able to work if I have cfs?

Depends: It depends on your particular case and job responsibilities. Many patients with cfs are able to work. Find a doctor who has experience in treating cfs to get the best results. ...Read more

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How common is having cfs? Who gets it?

CFS: This can occur in any person but seems to be associated as a symptom of a larger disease. People at greater risk are people in their 40-50's, women are affected more frequently, and an unhealthy lifestyle increases risk. ...Read more

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When do you start to feel the onset of cfs?

CFS onset: Cfs affects more women than men (or may be under reported in men), and is most common between the ages of 30 and 60. Symptoms can begin in people younger than 30 too. Cfs is not well understood and difficult to diagnose since there are no specific tests for it. A complete medical work up and inventory of symptoms is needed for diagnosis. I hope this answers your question! ...Read more

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What is the latest research on cfs causes and cures?

Cure is finding caus: Find a functional medicine doc in your area at a4m.Com using doc locator function. They can help you find cause of your cfs - usually food allergens and metabolic derangements, and then you can live a normal life rather than take meds that just mask symptoms and cause side effects! it is fixable! ...Read more

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What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

What if I can't work because of cfs? Is it a disability

Only if you feel so: Go to a4m.Com and use the doctor locator function to find a doctor in your area to help you find the cause of your cfs and help you fix it. Cfs is usually a metabolic problem coupled with abnormal hormones, thyroid, and undiagnosed toxins stored in the body. Advanced testing guided by that doc can help you pinpoint causes and get relief and back to a normal life if that is your goal. ...Read more

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