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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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Dr. John Leander Po
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Definition)

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterized by severe fatigue lasting longer than six months for which no underlying cause has been found. Chronic fatigue gets worse with strenuous physical or mental activity. Rest does not seem to ...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?

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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