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Do we know what causes chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

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.

In brief: Maybe

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.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

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. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx.

In brief: No

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. There are numerous internal & external stressors that can contribute to this syndrome. Find & rx.
Dr. Michael Rothman
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Dr. Angus Worthing
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Usually there is a stressful illness or event when fatigue starts, but it is uncertain exactly why.

In brief: No

Usually there is a stressful illness or event when fatigue starts, but it is uncertain exactly why.
Dr. Angus Worthing
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