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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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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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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?

What are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome?

The symptoms of Chronic fatigue syndrome include:: Depression, Dizziness, Enlarged lymph nodes, Feeling anxious, Fever, Headache, Joint stiffness, Lethargy, Muscle pain, Nausea, Sore throat, Unrefreshing sleep, Impaired memory, Fatigue from exertion. ...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?

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 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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Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue syndrome--same as ebv?

Chronic fatigue: Although some people with cfs have have some antibodies suggesting recent ebv infection, most do not. There are probably multiple triggers for cfs. ...Read more

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Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treatments for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Treat the DISEASE: Chronic fatigue syndrome is exactly that -- a syndrome. There is a specific disease behind every syndrome. Treat the disease. ...Read more

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Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Are Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome related?

Similar symptoms: Lyme disease and chronic fatigue syndrome can have very similar symptoms. By definition, if one has chronic fatigue syndrome other causes of fatigue like lyme disease have been ruled out, so if one has lyme disease, by definition they do no have cfs. However, it is likely that many people who have been diagnosed with cfs actually have undiagnosed lyme disease. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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What is the effect of chronic fatigue syndrome on bone growth?

What is the effect of chronic fatigue syndrome on bone growth?

Depends on the cause: Unless you determine what is the cause, no concrete answer can be given about its effects on bone growth. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome?

Controversial: Some docs think that cfs does not exist. Others say it exists but we can prove you have it. No test proves you have it. Just about all adult humans will test positive for epstein barr virus, so that is not proof either. No great treatments exist as far as medications are concerned. Diet, exercise and stress reduction are remarkably effective when you do all three. ...Read more

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Can osteoarthritis be related to chronic fatigue syndrome aswell?

Chronic fatigue synd: Osteoarthritis stands for degenerative joint disease and is a separate entity by itself and has no bearing or relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome. How ever it is possible for a patient with osteoarthritis to develop chronic fatigue syndrome which is an entire disorder by itself. ...Read more

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How could a person with chronic fatigue syndrome get more energy?

Consider meds: By making sure there are no other underlying causes and then considering meds which can significantly reduce the fatigue. ...Read more

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Chronic fatigue syndrome? Or Lyme disease? How to figure it out?

Chronic fatigue syndrome? Or Lyme disease? How to figure it out?

Get tested: Set up an appointment with your doctor, to review your travel and exposure risks, and to get tested for lyme if need be (using an approved method). Other tests will need to be done, to rule out other causes of profound fatigue such as hypothyroidism, ebv/cmv/tb infection, autoimmune disorder. Hhv-6 infection, vitamin d deficiency, and psychiatric disorder. ...Read more

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you are asking that question you likely have that condition. There are many causes and complications. Without waiting too long make an appointment to see your doctor and find out what is going on. It may take some time to decide what is happening and how to treat it - all the more reason to go soon. ...Read more

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What is it like to have chronic fatigue syndrome? Is there treatment?

Chronic fatigue: If you have chronic fatigue syndrome you must know what it feels like. The treatment should be based on your physical exam and lab tests. You might also need to see a Physiologist if your doctor's visit does not find a cause for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Are chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia autoimmune both diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Neither disease is of the autoimmune variety. They tend to be diagnosed based on specific findings and very general symptoms. ...Read more

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What foods aid in combating cfs (chronic fatigue syndrome) and boost energy?

Chronic fatigue: To my knowledge, no diet by itself would be effective to abolish symptoms. Supplement may help on occasions, to include essential fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin b12. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has chronic fatigue syndrome. But what if it's really Lyme disease?

Get tested: Depending on epidemiological factors (geography, time of year, activities), a physician knowledgeable in lyme disease (i.e. An infectious diseases specialist) can order an fda approved two-stage test to assess lyme disease, and to interpret the test results based on sound science. Keep in mind that chronic fatigue syndrome also encompasses several aspects of a post-lyme syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Is there any link between thyroidism and fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome?

Interesting question: Hypothyroidism, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome all share similar symptoms, such as fatigue, depression and muscle pain. I would say many patients with uncontrolled hypothyroidism could have the same symptoms as patients with fibromyalgia and cfs. They could coexist. But most patients with fibromyalgia and cfs don't have hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?

What are the main differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and polymyalgia rhumatica?

Shoulder & hip pain: Polymyalgia rheumatica is characterized by hip and shoulder pain/stiffness associated with high inflammatory markers in the blood (sedimentation rate and c-reactive protein). It only occurs in people 50 and older and resolves with steroid treatment within a day or 2. Fibromyalgia is all-over pain that can occur at any age and is not inflammatory. It does not respond to steroids. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if there is a connection between infection and chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many cases, yes: With certain infections that forces your body to activates its immune defenses (for example, infectious mononucleosis) requires a lot of energy over an extended period. During this time, the immune system is also producing factors called cytokines, some of which can also cause fatigue. While a number of cases are related to infections, many others are not connected to cfs and await discovery. ...Read more

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Does Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ever go I to remission or does someone ever recuperate from it?

Yes but it depends: You need definition on what you have? This diagnosis has a variety of different syndromes combined to be called CFS. ...Read more

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Feeling fatigue since a week after tetanus shot. Can tetanus shot cause chronic fatigue syndrome?

Feeling fatigue since a week after tetanus shot. Can tetanus shot cause chronic fatigue syndrome?

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 more

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Are the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome and HIV similar and can they be mistaken for each other?

Specific diagnosis: For hiv. While the symptoms of two disease may have some similarities, there are specific tests for diagnosing hiv. Your doctor can order a test for HIV if you have any reason to believe that you may be infected. The cause of chronic fatigue syndrome is not known and there are no diagnostic tests for this malady. ...Read more

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Bupropion (Definition)

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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