Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), is a disorder characterized by profound fatigue that does not improve with bed rest and which be worsened by physical or mental activity.
CFS, is a complex debilitating disorder which results in people often functioning at a lower level of activity than they were capable of before they became ill.
Researchers have not yet identified a clear cause of CFS.
CFS may be caused by a combination of factors which include
Because many illnesses have fatigue as a symptom, we need to rule out other conditions, which may be treatable.
These may include:
Treatment of CFS can be complex. There are no specific medicines for treatment is CFS especially as symptoms can vary a lot over time. Close monitoring and treatment of symptoms with strategies that change as the pattern of the disorder pattern changes.
A team approach that involves doctors and patients is one key to managing CFS. Patients benefit when they can work in collaboration with a team of doctors who might include a psychiatrist, a rehabilitation specialist, and physical or exercise therapists. Together, they can create an individualized treatment program that best meets the needs of the patient with CFS. This program should be based on a combination of therapies that address symptoms, coping techniques, and managing normal daily activities.
Psychological counseling. Talking with a counselor can help you figure out options to work around some of the limitations that chronic fatigue syndrome imposes on you. Feeling more in control of your life can improve your outlook dramatically.
The followong symptoms that appeared and persisted after onset of the fatigue.
Unidentifies and untreated CFS may result in :
Diagnosis can only be made after ruling out other possible illnesses. A detailed patient history is followed by a thorough physical and mental health exam and a series of laboratory screening tests to help identify or rule out other possible causes of symptoms. There may also be additional tests.
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