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Explain the condition called chronic fatigue syndrome (c.F.S.).?
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: Still a mystery
Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.
As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:.

In brief: Still a mystery
Chronic fatigue syndrome refers to severe, continued tiredness that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other medical conditions.
As part of the definition of cfs other conditions known to cause fatigue are not present. The cause of cfs is still a mystery but there is often evidence of immune dysfunction and many theorize it is caused by viruses. Please see my comments for more:.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Randy Baker
Many people who are diagnosed with CFS actually do have treatable conditions that mainstream doctors often overlook, including chronic infections like Lyme disease, parasites & mycoplasma, food allergies, nutritional deficiencies, heavy metal toxicity, mold toxicity, thyroiditis/hypothyroidism,adrenal fatigue etc., so before settling for a diagnosis of CFS please be sure those have been ruled out!
Dr. Randy Baker
For those suffering from chronic fatigue I recommend evaluation by a holistic doctor- see http://www.abihm.org/search-doctors. A mainstream overview of CFS: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/ A doctor who has developed a successful holistic treatment program is Jacob Teitelbaum, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! His website is here: http://www.endfatigue.com/resources/
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Possible fibromyalgi
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome should be evaluated for fibromyalgia, which provides an excellent opportunity for resolution.

In brief: Possible fibromyalgi
Patients with chronic fatigue syndrome should be evaluated for fibromyalgia, which provides an excellent opportunity for resolution.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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