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Please explain chronic fatigue syndrome?

Please explain chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interfers- activity: Chronic fatigue syndrome or cfs is essentially is too much fatigue to function in your daily life. The fatigue interfers with your activities and stops you from doing them. It is defined as a "debilitating and complex disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity." - reference cdc website cdc/gov/cfs. ...Read more

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Dr. Betty Keller
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Chronic Fatigue (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

How is chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosed?

By symptoms: There is no diagnostic test. Tests, including a sleep study, are done to eliminate other causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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What are tests of chronic fatigue syndrome?

What are tests of chronic fatigue syndrome?

No tests.: Tests are only run to see if another condition which is treatable is causing your fatigue. There is no test for cfs. ...Read more

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What tests detect chronic fatigue syndrome?

What tests detect chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chronic fatigue syndrome?

What is the cause 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 more

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What should you do for chronic fatigue syndrome?

What should you do for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Improve sleep : In my experience a major cause of chronic fatigue is chronic unrefreshing sleep due to chronic pain. Sufferers fail to enter the deeper stages of sleep and in the morning feel as if they haven't slept. The cause of pain generation needs to be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What is chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) all about?

What is chronic fatigue syndrome (cfs) all about?

Many things: This is multifactorial and requires a csi like approach for diagnosis and treatment. Treatment should focus on adequate sleep patterns, hormone balance, treatment of chronic infections, rethinking nutrition and excercise. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

See below: Medically unexplaned fatigue for over 6 months not relieved by rest and interfering with normal activities plus 4 or more of the following: impared memory/concentration sore throat tender neck or axillary lymph nodes muscle pain multijoint pain new headaches unrefreshing sleep postexertion malaise. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there a way to help my chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: You have several options and these options are dependent on whether one can find an underlying cause for the fatigue. If your fatigue is associated with major sleep problems, then a sleep study may be very helpful as one of the first steps. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

How to determine if I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: When you have severe unremitting fatigue and all other underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

What does it feel like to have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Lots of symptoms: Symptoms can vary from person to person and the list is so long i would exceed the maximum reply size this site allows, but the "big ones" are constant tiredness not explained by exertion or lack of sleep, muscle and joint pains, new or changed type of headaches, foggy thinking, and many others. There are several similar syndromes, so you need a doctor to confirm which one causes your issue. ...Read more

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How to treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

See your doctor. : You need to exercise on a regular basis. See your doctor as there are medications that may help as well. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

No: However, there are meds which can be very effective. I strongly urge a sleep study to make sure that sleep issues are not the cause of the fatigue. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there a cure for chronic fatigue syndrome?

FATIGUE EVAL: CFS IS A DX OF EXCLUSION You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary. LASTLY EBV&CMV TITERS TX VALTRX/FAMVIR can help Pts with VERY HIGH TOTERS ...Read more

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What causes past mono/chronic fatigue syndrome?

Chronic Fatigue: Given that extensive labs, imaging, and all medical causes have been ruled out, you may want to try stimulants if you dont have a history of addictions. I have seen Provigil work well but again this would off label use, consult an expert. ...Read more

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What causes fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome?

No one thing: Hi. We do not know what causes either condition, so right now, your guess is as good as mine (or anyone else's). My belief is it's a constellation of causes, not any one thing. ...Read more

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Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is headache a common symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: There is a fair amount of overlap between chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic daily headache syndromes. Patients with of them commonly report headaches and difficulty falling asleep. ...Read more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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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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