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Please explain chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not easy

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.

In brief: Not easy

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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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