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Causes Of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Multifactorial: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors impair the patient's ability to produce energy and they end up chronically fatigued. Poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can high ACTH levels at 2:30pm indicate? I'm trying to figure out what is causing my chronic fatigue syndrome.
Deficiency: The high acth levels could indicate sluggish function of your adrenal glands as seen in Addison's disease which can cause chronic fatigue as well as electrolyte abnormalities. However an endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate andtreat you and investigate the cause of your elevated acth level. ...Read more
Chronic fatigue: Scientists don't know exactly what causes chronic fatigue syndrome. It may be a combination of factors that affect people who were born with a predisposition for the disorder. Some of the factors that have been studied include: viral infections, immune system problems and hormonal imbalances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: I have never heard of a tetanus shot causing chronic fatigue syndrome. It is much more likely to be related to your sleeping and eating patterns, if/what drugs you are taking, stress levels, etc. Medical causes might include thyroid imbalances, parathyroid problems, even depression. If the fatigue persists, see a primary care doctor. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any pathology to what causes chronic fatigue syndrome if standard blood test show normal? Has anyone had any positive clinical experience?
Chronic Fatigue: Syndrome is a collectioon of signs & symptoms that can be caused by a number of different issues, such as: adrenal/thryoid imbalances, infections with viruses, lyme, mycoplasma and others, and several more. The DX of chronic fatigue syndrome is usually made after ruling out all the other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No Herpes Simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not cause chronic fatigue syndrome. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. See your PCP for physical. ...Read more
Separate: ? re: similarity chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) & fibromyalgia (FM). CFS is attendant with several different diseases & disorders. FM causes CFS; a sentinel symptom. Chronic fatigue is common consequence of common occurrence of non-restorative sleep, which might reflect chronic pain, chronic psychological stressors, noisy environments etc. Gov. agencies on quest for THE elusive virus; good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a severe vitamin d deficiency, along with a slight calcium defiency could cause severe fatigue? (dx chronic fatigue syndrome)
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