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Doctor insights on: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cfids And Fish Oil

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How can I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can I deal with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many things!: 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. ...Read more

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Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Who can tell I have chronic fatigue syndrome?

Family doctor: If you have fatigue and mental slowness which do not seem to go away (and there are many other symptoms possible) you should see your family doctor to sort this out. He will rule out other conditions like hypothyroid which can mimic this condition which is a diagnosis of exclusion since there are no positive laboratory tests. ...Read more

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What tests can diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome?

None: There are no tests to diagnosis cfs but there are tests that can diagnose other diseases that can mimic the symptoms of cfs. Have a doctor evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

How can you help someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Evaluation: First someone with fatigue should get a complete evaluation to rule out causes for their fatigue. Including tests for anemia, thyroid, infections and autoimmune. An integrative approach addressing lifestyle, diet, exercise and stress. A whole food antinflammatory diet, exercise and stress reducing techinigues are a good place to start. Supplements and medications may also be indicated. ...Read more

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Can there be pain involved with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Not really: Cfs is about fatigue. When there is significant pain with the fatigue, think about fibromyalgia or other possibilities. ...Read more

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How can a person know if they have chronic fatigue syndrome?

See details: If you have severe unremitting fatifue and all underlying causes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

What do you recommend for someone with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Evaluate and treat: First of all, you need a medical evaluation and lab work to look for underlying causes of fatigue. The workup often includes a sleep study if nothing is found, there are medications which can often produce good benefit. ...Read more

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Is anyone out there treating someone with cfs-chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is anyone out there treating someone with cfs-chronic fatigue syndrome?

Yes: I've treated countless patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. There are many possible reasons to have chronic fatigue. It's typically a combination a low thyroid and/or adrenal function that isn't showing up on blood tests. It's a 'functional' problem with the hormone system. In addition, we treat with vitamins, immune support, detoxification, dietary changes, and test for food sensitivities. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome that people have?

Multi system: This condition, perhaps as a sequel to a viral illness, causes tiredness, muscle aching, joint pain and mental fatigue. More common in women, it can affect all age groups, responds poorly to medication, and in extreme cases leaves the patient mostly bedridden. There is no laboratory testing that makes the diagnosis. There are strong psychological underpinnings. ...Read more

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I think I have chronic fatigue syndrome. How would i find out if that is my symptom?

See details: Fatigue is your symptom when you have cfs. However, you need to rule out other causes of fatigue so have a doctor evaluated the situation. ...Read more

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


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