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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Overview)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They have recently been revised.


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What can cause chronic fatigue?

What can cause chronic fatigue?

Many causes: There are many causes for fatigue and it's impossible to tell you what you have without asking more questions, examine you or run diagnostic tests. Some common causes of fatigue are: obstructive sleep apnea (this is a very important etiology), sleeping problems, homornal imbalances, electrolyte/mineral deficiencies, infections or past viral infections, kidney/liver troubles, stress, depression... ...Read more

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Dr. Betty Keller
528 doctors shared insights

Chronic Fatigue (Overview)

What is the definition or description of: Chronic fatigue? ANS: The definition is too long for this space. Google national guidelines for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and you will find the specific items needed to define chronic fatigue syndrome. They have recently been revised.


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Mom is caregiver for elders in the family. Now she has a problem. What does it mean to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fatigue limits activ: Thisis a term where fatigue is so overwhelming people can't perform daily activities. There is a lot of controversy with this daignosis. The exact cause is not known. It could be viral or other. The fatigue lasts more than 6 months. There is no specific test to confirm the diagnosis. Treatment can include sleep correction, psychologic support, exercise to name some. ...Read more

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Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS) (Checklist)

Don't overdo it when you have more energy than usual
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Try slow and steady movement like qigong, tai chi, or yoga
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Consider a natural alternative to meds like dipsacus
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Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

Does acupuncture treat chronic fatigue?

It can help: Acupuncture can help with fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, improve mood and increase an overall sense of well being. It can also treat headaches, joint pain, muscle pain . All these symptoms can be associated with cfs. ...Read more

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Overcoming Fatigue (Checklist)

Get a full night's sleep (7-8 hours)
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See your doctor to investigate any medical causes
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Set a regular bedtime
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Set a regular wake time
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Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Has anyone had real success in treating chronic fatigue symptoms with acupuncture?

Part of the plan: Acupuncture, along with exercise, proper nutrition, and stress reduction can be part of a program to decrease chronic fatigue symptoms. There is no one magic answer when the other pieces of the puzzle are not in place. Ruling out other systemic causes or contributers should be done as well (by your doctor). ...Read more

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Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Whats the treatment for chronic fatigue?

Need diagnosis first: To assess chronic fatigue, get blood for CBC and diff, t4, tsh, blood glucose (fasting), complete metabolic profile, eb virus (mono) title. With those tests in hand, may be able to pin point the causes of fatigue. Cjglueck md. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Fatigue: Your doctor can explore the cause & treat that. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more